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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

UN, Fide Women Leaders Meet to Discuss 'Chess and Beyond' Women's Empowerment

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Hi everyone,

The U.N. Women Executive Director, Dr. Michelle Bachelet and FIDE Vice President, Beatriz Marinello, met to discuss a partnership between both organizations. 

Meaningful dialogue with global organizations such as U.N. Women serve as a positive motivator for great accomplishments, in and outside of the chess community. Working towards a common goal can result in a very positive exchange, one which can have great benefits for humanity, according to the leaders.

The United Nations General Assembly approved the creation of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women—known simply as U.N. Women in 2010. Intended to give (in Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s words) “a much stronger voice for women and for gender equality” around the world, the organization replaced four underfunded and obscure bureaucracies devoted to women with a single entity that would finally give half the world’s population the high-profile platform it deserved. You can read further at the chess federation website.

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