Latin American Women Leading U.N.

By Geraldine Cook
October 01, 2010

Former Chilean President Michelle Bachelet heads the new U.N. Women agency dedicated to promoting and protecting the rights of women. This agency merges four U.N. agencies
on women and gender issues into a single organization. The U.N. set a target date of
January 2011 to become fully operational with an initial budget of $500
million.

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