Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era (DAWN) issued a statement (read by Doris Mpoumou-WEDO) at a 9 Nov 2006 press briefing.

DAWN welcomes the dual mandate of the women’s entity, which will combine both policy and country level operational functions, as it will provide the coherence and clear leadership driving a more explicit synergy between the policy and the programmatic sides. This link is missing in the current UN gender equality machinery.

DAWN’s statement on the new women’s agency at the UN

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