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[7 Apr 2009 | No Comment | ]
UN Women to Celebrate Peace with Jody Williams, Queen Noor

Anna Birgis Hannesson
I founded Women for Peace with Dr. Helene Yousfi from Algeria while I was serving as president of the United Nations Delegation Women’s Club, made up of about 140 ambassadors’ wives, Deputy Permanent  Representatives (DPRs), and various New Yorkers with UN connections. We believe that being at the United Nations as wives of ambassadors and DPRs, we can speak out for women all over the world. Mrs. Ban Soon-taek, wife of the Secretary General of the United Nations, Mr. Ban Ki-moon, serves as patron of the organization. The …

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[11 Mar 2009 | One Comment | ]

Commentary by Mary Liston Liepold
Womanpower is in the air this week. Though International Women’s Day (IWD) 2009 was officially observed on Sunday, March 8, it occurred partway through the 53rd annual Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) meetings at the UN, which end tomorrow, and during Women’s Week and Women’s History Month. And on March 7 in Monrovia, Liberia, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and President Tarja Halonen of Finland co-convened the International Colloquium on Women’s Empowerment, Leadership Development, International Peace and Security.
Women and Men United to End Violence …

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[28 Jan 2009 | One Comment | ]

One of the first news stories to catch my eye this week summarized a report from Susan Solomon, a Senior Scientist representing the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and its international partners, warning that the grim consequences of global warming will be with us for 1,000 years even if we reverse course now. One reaction to news like this might be: “We’re doomed, so what’s the use?”
Clearly, the Obama Administration is not taking this position. The federal requirements that were announced the same day, affecting new cars as of …