As a response to Coherence Panel Recommendations on UN Reform, this statement was presented at a 9 November 2006 press briefing by WEDO’s Executive Director, June Zeitlin.

There is a tremendous gap between the promises and rhetoric at the UN on gender equality, and the reality–in terms of leadership, program implementation and resources—-and the lack of results for women on the ground. We believe that this consolidated women’s agency, along with greater accountability for gender equality throughout the UN system, will increase the UN’s effectiveness at both the global and country level s in promoting peace, securing human rights and advancing development.

To read more, click here: June Zeitlin’s Statement on a new women’s agency at the UN

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