Gender equality and women’s empowerment are central to achieving major development goals as well as many of the commitments made at all major United Nations conferences and summits since the 1990s, UN Deputy Secretary-General Louise Fréchette said in anticipation of this week’s World Summit in New York.
United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Louise Fréchette is set to make official visits next week to Switzerland and Italy, where she will attend the official launch in Rome of the Global Compact, an initiative of Secretary-General Kofi Annan to encourage business and labour to support universal principles on human rights, work norms and environmental protection.
United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Louise Fréchette today headed to Vancouver for a foundation meeting, to be followed by a speech before the World Tourism Organization in China.
The Deputy Secretary-General, Louise Fréchette, met in Brussels today with officials from the European Union for talks on cooperation with the United Nations on crisis management.
With most of the challenges faced by the world related in one way or another to globalization, the international community faces the fundamental choice of collective or individual action in how it deals with those issues, the Deputy United Nations Secretary-General, Louise Fréchette, said today in Poland, where she is kicking off a weeklong visit to Europe.