António Guterres to be next UN secretary general

António Guterres to be next UN secretary general

António Guterres to be next UN secretary general Security council agrees, in surprisingly quick decision, that former Portuguese PM will succeed Ban Ki-moon at start of 2017   António Guterres, the former Portuguese prime minister, will be the next UN secretary general, after the security council agreed he should replace Ban Ki-moon at the beginning of next year. In a rare show of unity, all 15 ambassadors from the security council emerged from the sixth in a series of straw polls to announce that they had agreed on Guterres, who was UN high…Read more

Civil Society Organization (CSO) Survey – Date Extended!

Please see below the announcement that the CSO Survey Deadline has been extended to April 15, 2015.  If you have not done so already, please participate!    Civil Society Organization (CSO) Survey Global Study on the Implementation of UNSCR 1325 NOTICE: DEADLINE EXTENDED TO APRIL 15, 2015 YOUR VOICES COUNTS. PLEASE JOIN US! You've been invited by the Global Network of Women Peacebuilders (GNWP), the International Civil Society Action Network (ICAN), Cordaid, and the NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security (NGOWG on WPS) to offer your views, concerns and recommendations on…Read more

The Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescent Health 2.0 – Official Paper

The Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescent Health 2.0 Realizing the health and wellbeing of adolescents Abstract The inclusion of adolescent health in the Global Strategy of the UN Secretary General on Women’s and Children’s Health represents an unprecedented opportunity to increase efforts to ensure that every adolescent has the knowledge, skills, and opportunities for a healthy and productive life, and enjoyment of all human rights. While many aspects of adolescent health are important, the priority of the Every Woman Every Child (EWEC) Global Strategy needs to lie on giving adolescents voice,…Read more

PACIFIC HUMAN RIGHTS CONFERENCE – Applications

PACIFIC HUMAN RIGHTS CONFERENCE Theme: “Our Voices, our Communities, our Rights” Advancing Human Rights related to Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression in the Pacific” Nuku’alofa, the Kingdom of Tonga, 11 - 14 May 2015 The Pacific Sexual Diversity Network and the Steering Committee of the Pacific Human Rights Conference welcomes interested persons to submit an expression of interest to attend its Inaugural Pacific Human Rights Conference to be held from the 11 - 14 May 2015, in the Kingdom of Tonga. The purpose of the Conference is to embrace wider and collective…Read more

Sweden adds new gender-neutral pronoun to its dictionary

Direct via The Guardian   The official dictionary of the Swedish language will introduce a gender-neutral pronoun in April, editors at the Swedish Academy have announced. “Hen” will be added to “han” (he) and “hon” (she) as one of 13,000 new words in the latest edition of the Swedish Academy’s SAOL. Is it time we agreed on a gender-neutral singular pronoun? The pronoun is used to refer to a person without revealing their gender – either because it is unknown, because the person is transgender, or the speaker or writer deems the gender…Read more