Wouldn’t it be wonderful if the United Nations were grounded in the InterConnectedness of Women-Identified Sustainability? We have had 8 males, but never a Woman Secretary General of the UN — even though women represent half the world’s population. OUR 9TH SHOULD BE A WOMAN!
So, in 2015, a group of like-minded women came together to launch a campaign to elect a Woman Secretary General of the UN when Ban Ki-moon steps down at the end of 2016.
CAMPAIGN TO ELECT A WOMAN UN SECRETARY-GENERAL – This group represents women from academia and civil society with a long record of engagement with the United Nations. Through an initial series of discussions, they decided that the time had come for a woman to lead the Organization and formed a core planning group to enact a plan of action. It’s time!
The most frequently used excuse for not selecting women for top positions is that there are not enough qualified women to choose from: No More Excuses!
“Women have long breached the glass ceiling in international organizations – it’s no longer competence vs gender vs geography.” –Shazia Rafi, former Secretary-General, Parliamentarians for Global Action 1996-2013. The first woman to serve in this office.
Outstanding Women from Around the World – A list o women A to Z of candidates for Woman Secretary General of the UN. Before the election of a new UN Secretary-General at the end of 2016, this campaign will roll out a series of biographies of outstanding women to demonstrate the depth and richness of talented and experienced women in high-level positions from all regions of the globe. Follow this link to peer into the list as it grows, and search by region.
Woman of the Week: Ameerah Haq is an expert on U.N. Peace Keeping. She is originally from E. Pakistan, now Bangladesh. She has worked with the UN for 4 decades.
Ms. Haq currently serves as the Vice Chair of the High-Level Independent Panel on Peace. She is the Former Under-Secretary General for Field Support, and Humanitarian Coordinator for Afghanistan 2004 to 2007, and Sudan from 2007 to 2009. Emeerah Haq’s “Woman of the Week” profile here.
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