In 2006, WEDO was named a Champion of the Earth by the United Nations Environmental Program for our longstanding work in the field of Sustainable Development.  UNEP presented this video profile of WEDO at the awards ceremony in Singapore.

The award recognizes prominent and inspirational environmental leaders from each region of the world. WEDO is cited as “a champion in the field of women’s economic, social and gender rights and a beacon for the empowerment of women across the environmental and development debate.”

“We are honored to receive this prestigious award and feel that it is not only a recognition of WEDO’s work, but the work of women around the world. This award recognizes that gender equality and sustainable development are inextricably linked,” said June Zeitlin, Executive Director of WEDO.

The award ceremony took place on April 21 at a gala event in Singapore hosted by the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources and the Singapore Tourism Board.

Read the UNEP announcement.


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