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On July 2, 2010 the General Assembly voted unanimously to create a dynamic new entity called UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women).
The Annual Session of UN Women's Executive Board will be held 27-30 June 2011.
On April 3rd 2011, UN Women Executive Director Ms. Michelle Bachelet visited the Dadaab refugee camp in northern Kenya while on a visit with UN World Food Programme Executive Director Ms. Josette Sheeran and UN High Commissioner for Refugees Mr. Antonio Guterres. During this visit, Ms. Bachelet raised concerns over insecurity facing Somali women and girls in refugee camps in Kenya.
Annual Executive Board Meeting and Strategic Plan
UN Women is governed by an Executive Board that oversees the organization's operational activities based on policy directions set by the UN General Assembly, ECOSOC and the Commission on the Status of Women. The Board engages with the executive boards of other UN development agencies to coordinate work on gender across the UN system.
On one specific day, prior to the October High level Ministerial meeting on SCR 1325, SRSGs in post-conflict countries will open their doors to consult with women peace leaders and activists.