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International Women's Day - 8 March 2006
"Women in Decision Making: Meeting Challenges, Creating Change".

Message of the United Nations Secretary-General
on International Women's Day - 8 March 2006

Commission on Status of Women will hold 50th Session at United Nations Headquarters
27 February - 10 March 2006
Focus:  Women's Equal Participation in Development Decision-Making

UNEP's Global Women's Assembly on Environment
The first Global Women's Assembly on Environment: Women as the Voice for the Environment (WAVE) was held at the headquarters of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Nairobi, Kenya, from 11 to 13 October 2004. Over 140 women from 60 countries including environment ministers from Iran, Kenya, South Africa, Swaziland and Sweden have attended the Nairobi WAVE conference.

Women, Health and the Environment - Our Planet
Special edition of UNEP's magazine

Crossing the Divide - TVE programme (2004)
In a two-part programme, Earth Report talks to four environmental activists who have become leading politicians. Their backgrounds could not be more different, but they have all used their green campaigning, as a springboard into politics. Earth Report finds out what motivated them to become politicians, and asks them if they believe they made the right move joining the political establishment? In Part 1 we meet Wangari Maathai, founder of the Kenya's Greenbelt reforestation movement, who became a government minister, and we meet Tuenjai Deetes, the Thai Senator who made her name as an environmental campaigner.