UN Overhaul May Include a New Women's Agency
Friday, November 10, 2006 12:32 PM

A high-level panel created to address reform in the UN system released its report this week. One of the recommendations made was to create a single agency that would focus specifically on women's issues around the world. The Secretary-General will ask the General Assembly to vote on whether or not the recommendations of the panel, including the new women's agency, should be adopted.

Currently, the money that funds the women's program is split between three groups within the UN system. The new program would consolidate the three agencies into one entity. Campaigners also hope to raise money to fund the budget for the women's agency.  

For the full story in the Toronto Star, click here.

For the United Nations News Centre's brief story, click here.

Compiled from: Olivia Ward, "Proposed UN agency 'dramatic step forward' for women", Toronto Star, 10 November 2006.

"Annan welcomes high-level coherence panel’s blueprint for sweeping UN overhaul," UN News Centre, 9, November 2006, Accessed 10 November 2006.