Catherine Onyemelukwe

Author, Blogger, Speaker

October 13, 2016
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Twenty one Chibok Girls Released!

21 Chibok Girls Released  Twenty one of the girls kidnapped by Boko Haram two and a half years ago were released yesterday! CNN carried a report, as did many Nigerian newspapers. The Nigerian government says negotiations have been going on … Continue reading

September 15, 2016
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Refugees and Migrants at the UN

High Level Summit for Refugees and Migrants Yesterday in beautiful late summer weather, I met my friend Marilyn in New York. After lunch at Le Pain Quotidien we went to a panel on refugees and migrants hosted by the NGO Committee on the … Continue reading

April 12, 2016
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UN Secretary General

Campaign for UN Secretary General Our presidential campaign sometimes seems like the only game in town now. But another is happening, only much quieter and mostly out-of-sight. That’s the campaign for the next Secretary General of the UN. Ban Ki-moon’s … Continue reading

March 31, 2016
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Gender equality and women’s empowerment

Commission on the Status of Women Ends The Commission on the Status of Women with its theme of gender equality and women’s empowerment has concluded. There were around 4,100 non-governmental representatives from more than 540 organizations, the “highest number ever for one of … Continue reading

March 19, 2016
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Gender Equality

Gender Equality at UN Women My week was busy with UN Women! At the Monday session on Nigerian Women’s Engagement in Peace and Conflict, where I met the Igbo women for a second time in one day, I heard about education … Continue reading

March 15, 2016
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UN Women, CSW, and My Small World

UN Women and CSW My first task in New York yesterday was to get my pass for the CSW, the Commission on the Status of Women. This year is the 60th anniversary of the two-week annual CSW presented by UN Women. I had … Continue reading

March 12, 2016
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CSW and Three Women Changing the World

International Women’s Day Part II  Last time I wished you a happy International Women’s Day and asked if you would celebrate. Did you? I honored the day by going to the Westport Library to hear Caryl M. Stern, the head … Continue reading

March 4, 2016
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“I’m Already MIssing You”

Caribbean Sky, Sea, and Sunset We’ve had a lovely few days at Sandals Whitehouse on the south coast of Jamaica. I’m scattering photos throughout this post. The beach seems to go on forever, and the sea really is “Caribbean blue.” … Continue reading

February 16, 2016
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African Wealth, Books, and Music

Oxford University Welcomes Wealthiest African Zainab Usman posted a notice about an event at Oxford University that was to take place this afternoon. My fundraising antennae are perking up – is Oxford, or are these students – seeking a donation from … Continue reading

January 19, 2016
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12 Malls for 180 Million People?

Martin Luther King Day Dan Woog writes the blog 06880. He blogs on all things Westport, Connecticut, or all things Westport that interest him, and his interests range widely! Yesterday on Martin Luther King Day he re-posted a piece from … Continue reading