2011 marks the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day. The United Nations observes International Women's Day on 8 March 2011. The theme is "Equal Access to Education, Training and Science and Technology: Pathway to Decent Work for Women." Learn more about how you can take action to support women and girls at unf2.pub30.convio.net/iwd.
Ban Ki Moon toured the Holocaust museum after a meeting with President Obama at the White House. He urged the international community to stand firmly together during the historic transition toward more democratic, secure and prosperous Middle East.
Led by the United Nations Foundation, the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves is a new public-private partnership to save lives, improve livelihoods, empower women, and combat climate change by creating a thriving global market for clean and efficient household cooking solutions. The Alliance???s ???100 by 20??? goal calls for 100 million homes to adopt clean and efficient stoves and fuels by 2020. The Alliance is working with public, private, and non-profit partners to help overcome the market barriers that currently impede the production, deployment, and use of clean cookstoves in the developing world. For more information please visit: www.cleancookstoves.org.
UN Foundation and Johns Hopkins University-SAIS hosted a panel discussion entitled "Haiti Today, Haiti Tomorrow" on January 24, 2011. UN Foundation's Executive Director of Women and Population program Tamara Kreinin spoke about women and girls in Haiti.
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