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Former President of Chile, to be the first Under-Secretary-General of UN Women

As a corporate member of UNIFEM Australia, sphinxx is delighted with the recent appointment by United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon of Michelle Bachelet, former President of Chile, to be the first Under-Secretary-General of UN Women.   Ms. Bachelet, Chile’s first female President who prioritised women’s issues throughout her tenure and since leaving office has been working with UNIFEM to advocate for the needs of Haitian women following January’s devastating earthquake, will bring her extensive experience to the role with the goal of advancing the interests of women and girls right around the world.

Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon stated “UN Women will promote the interests of women and girls across the globe,” Mr. Ban told reporters in announcing the appointment. “Ms. Bachelet brings to this critical position a history of dynamic global leadership, highly honed political skills and uncommon ability to create consensus and focus among UN agencies and many partners in both the public and private sector.”

For more information, visit the Unifem website.

 

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