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Women
Wed 7 Sep 2016
Talofa lava, and warm Pacific greetings. I wish to extend my deepest thanks to our hosts, the Government of Samoa.   I want to acknowledge my counterpart, and our Chair for this meeting, the Hon Faimalotoa Kika Iemaima Stowers, Minister for Women, Community and Social Development.  To my other Ministerial counterparts and colleagues who have travelled from far and wide, greetings to you all. A special thanks to the Commonwealth Secretariat for their kind invitation to speak today.  I am honoured to be here. ...
Women
Wed 7 Sep 2016
Talofa lava, and warm Pacific greetings. I wish to extend my deepest thanks to our hosts, the Government of Samoa.   I want to acknowledge my counterpart, and our Chair for this meeting, the Hon Faimalotoa Kika Iemaima Stowers, Minister for Women, Community and Social Development.  To my other Ministerial counterparts and colleagues who have travelled from far and wide, greetings to you all. A special thanks to the Commonwealth Secretariat for their kind invitation to speak today.  I am honoured to be here. ...
Women
Mon 5 Sep 2016
Minister for Women Hon Louise Upston tomorrow travels to Apia to attend the eleventh Commonwealth Women’s Affairs Ministers’ Meeting (11WAMM). While in Apia, Ms Upston will also meet with Samoan women leaders. Ms Upston then travels to Australia to attend discussions with leaders on women’s leadership and economic independence. “New Zealand has a strong tradition of gender equality. This is an important opportunity to share our work across the region and to learn from others,” Ms Upston said. ...
Women
Fri 19 Aug 2016
Although women are participating in the workforce in greater numbers than ever before, they remain under-represented in science, technology and engineering, Minister for Women Louise Upston said this week. Ms Upston made the comments at a meeting of women scientists and engineers from the Asia Pacific region. Every year, women with an interest in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) gather to promote the interests of women in STEM and discuss gender issues unique to the region. ...
Women
Wed 17 Aug 2016
New Zealand women’s contribution to the economy continues to grow, said Minister for Women Louise Upston. “The latest Household Labour Force Survey shows women’s participation is now 64.6 percent (June 2016 quarter), continuing an upward trend. “Women’s employment rate is also high at 61.1 percent.  Compared with June 2015, there were 8,000 fewer unemployed women, and their unemployment rate fell from 6.2 percent to 5.4 percent. ...
Women
Mon 1 Aug 2016
State Owned Enterprises Minister Todd McClay called for nominations for the Boards of Airways Ltd, AsureQuality Ltd, Meteorological Service of New Zealand Ltd (MetService), and Quotable Value New Zealand Ltd (QV).  Mr McClay says he is particularly looking for high calibre individuals, with strong commercial skills and is keen to receive applications from a diverse range of New Zealanders, particularly women, who are under-represented. Minister for Women, Louise Upston is also encouraging a greater number of women to put themselves forward for consideration. ...
Women
Fri 1 Jul 2016
Minister for Women Hon Louise Upston is calling for nominations the National Advisory Council on the Employment of Women (NACEW). NACEW’s purpose is to provide high quality advice and inform government policy development. It is directly responsible to the Minister for Women. Ms Upston acknowledges the significant role NACEW has played in advocating for women in employment since its establishment in 1967 and appreciates the contribution of current and former members over the years. ...
Women
Fri 1 Jul 2016
Minister for Women Hon Louise Upston is calling for nominations the National Advisory Council on the Employment of Women (NACEW). NACEW’s purpose is to provide high quality advice and inform government policy development. It is directly responsible to the Minister for Women. Ms Upston acknowledges the significant role NACEW has played in advocating for women in employment since its establishment in 1967 and appreciates the contribution of current and former members over the years. ...
Women
Fri 1 Jul 2016
Minister for Women Louise Upston has submitted the Government’s latest report to the United Nations on New Zealand’s efforts to eliminate discrimination against women. New Zealand is required to periodically report on the country’s performance under the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). This is the eighth report New Zealand has provided since ratifying the Convention in 1985. ...
Women
Fri 1 Jul 2016
Minister for Women Louise Upston has submitted the Government’s latest report to the United Nations on New Zealand’s efforts to eliminate discrimination against women. New Zealand is required to periodically report on the country’s performance under the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). This is the eighth report New Zealand has provided since ratifying the Convention in 1985. ...
Women
Wed 29 Jun 2016
Expanding the Institute of Directors’ Future Directors programme to state sector boards will have strong benefits for governance, Minister for Women Louise Upston announced today. “New Zealand has a relatively small pool of directors and this programme will help us create a larger and more diverse pipeline of talent,” she said. ...
Women
Wed 29 Jun 2016
Expanding the Institute of Directors’ Future Directors programme to state sector boards will have strong benefits for governance, Minister for Women Louise Upston announced today. “New Zealand has a relatively small pool of directors and this programme will help us create a larger and more diverse pipeline of talent,” she said. ...
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