UNFPA Welcomes Appointment of Michelle Bachelet to Head UN Women

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UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, welcomes the UN Secretary-General’s appointment of Michelle Bachelet to head United Nations Women (UN Women).

United Nations Population Fund

I wholeheartedly congratulate Michelle Bachelet on her new appointment. Her integrity, exceptional leadership and political skills will guide UN Women to become a global force for gender equality and women’s rights worldwide.

UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, welcomes the UN Secretary-General’s appointment of Michelle Bachelet to head United Nations Women (UN Women).

“I wholeheartedly congratulate Michelle Bachelet on her new appointment. Her integrity, exceptional leadership and political skills will guide UN Women to become a global force for gender equality and women’s rights worldwide," said Thoraya Ahmed Obaid, UNFPA’s Executive Director. “All of us in UNFPA look forward to working with her and her team to advance women's health and rights and to achieve the Millennium Development Goals.”

UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is an international development agency that promotes the right of every woman, man and child to enjoy a life of health and equal opportunity. UNFPA supports countries in using population data for policies and programmes to reduce poverty and to ensure that every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe, every young person is free of HIV/AIDS, and every girl and woman is treated with dignity and respect.

Contact Information:
Abubakar Dungus, +1 212 297 5031, dungus (at) unfpa (dot) org
Omar Gharzeddine, +1 212 297 5028, gharzeddine (at) unfpa (dot) org

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