Gender

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Cooperatives help in reducing poverty

31/10/2011

The UN has officially launched the 2012 International Year of Cooperatives (IYC) to highlight the role played by cooperatives in fighting poverty worldwide. Sha Zukang, head of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, outlines the role these member-driven institutions play in helping poor people.

   

Michelle Bachelet addresses the World Food Day 2011 ceremony

17/10/2011

Michelle Bachelet, former President of the Republic of Chile and current UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director, UN Women, said in a keynote speech that a significant cause of food insecurity is "the poverty and discrimination faced by women and girls, including women farmers".

   

Focus on gender: Kathleen Merringan speaks at a side-event during FAO Conference

29/6/2011

Kathleen Merrigan, Deputy Secretary of Agriculture from the United States Department, speaks at the side-event entitled: A Dialogue on Women in Agriculture: Where to after SOFA?

   

Focus on gender: Melanne Verveer speaks at a side-event during FAO Conference

29/6/2011

Melanne Verveer, U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues, speaks at the side-event entitled: A Dialogue on Women in Agriculture: Where to after SOFA?

   

Focus on gender: Agnes Kalibata speaks at a side-event during FAO Conference

29/6/2011

Agnes Kalibata, Minister of Agriculture of Rwanda, speaks at the side-event entitled: A Dialogue on Women in Agriculture: Where to after SOFA?

   
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