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UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon announced on September 14 that former President of Chile Michelle Bachelet would be heading up the new UN agency dedicated exclusively to women, the first of its kind – UN Women. Commenting on her recent appointment, Bachelet said:

“We have to make sure that women’s issues are an essential element on the agendas of all heads of state, all governments.”

We recognized former President Bachelet as a Global Trailblazer for her leadership on behalf of women during our 2006 Vital Voices Global Leadership Awards.

Read the full story: “Former Chilean President to Lead New UN Agency,” NYT.