Australia Takes Up Seat on UN Women Executive Board

02 May 2012 2:24 PM | Anonymous

Australia’s appointment to the UN Women Executive Board will further strengthen our commitment to women’s empowerment, Foreign Minister Bob Carr said today. Australia and Solomon Islands will both take up seats on the UN Women Executive Board from 1 January 2013, providing a unique opportunity to increase the profile of issues facing women in the Pacific, in particular the prevalence of violence against women. “When I met with Michelle Bachelet, Executive Director of UN Women, earlier this month, I reaffirmed Australia’s commitment to the cause of gender equality,” Senator Carr said.

For full details read the Foreign Minister’s Press Release:  Australian Seat on UN Women Executive Board Apr12

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