UN Women Current Affairs - 2019

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Indian-origin Anita Bhatia appointed UN Deputy Executive Director

United Nations Secretary-General (UNSG) Antonio Guterres recently appointed Indian-origin Anita Bhatia as Deputy Executive Director of United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN-Women) for Resource Management, Sustainability and Partnerships. Key Highlights Earlier Lakshmi Puri, Veteran Indian diplomat and a gender equality champion had served as Assistant Secretary-General of the United Read More…

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India wins six elections in UNECOSOC bodies

India has won six elections to United Nations (UN) Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) bodies, five of them unanimously. In these polls, India won places on executive boards of four UN bodies, three commissions and committee. NGO Committee India faced an election within the Asia-Pacific group only for Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO) Committee. India polled highest Read More…

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India ranks 148 in 2017 UN Women in Politics Map

In recently released 2017 Women in Politics Map report, India was ranked low at 148th position in representation of women in executive government. It was released by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and UN Women. The report was launched on sidelines of 61st Commission on Status of Women, the largest inter-governmental forum on women’s rights and Read More…

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Hollywood actress Anne Hathaway appointed as UN Women Goodwill Ambassador

Hollywood actress Anne Hathaway was named as the Global Goodwill Ambassador for UN Women. In her new role she will focus her efforts on injustices mothers around the world and also challenging issues like unpaid leave, wage gaps and a lack of access to affordable childcare. About Anne Hathaway Anne Hathaway is Hollywood actress and Read More…

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Farhan Akhtar named UN Women’s Goodwill Ambassador for South Asia

Bollywood actor-director Farhan Akhtar has been appointed as UN Women’s Goodwill Ambassador for South Asia. He has become the first male to be appointed as Goodwill Ambassador in UN’s history. As UN Women’s Goodwill Ambassador for South Asia, he will dedicate his efforts towards the empowerment of women and girls and will serve as an Read More…

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India contributes $1 million to UN women’s body

To help global efforts to ensure gender equality and empowerment of women, India contributed $1 million to the UN as the fourth installment of India’s multi-year pledge to provide USD 5 Mn to UN Women (United Nations entity for gender equality and the empowerment of women). India’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Mr. Asoke K Mukerji Read More…

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