Catherine Onyemelukwe

Author, Blogger, Speaker

March 23, 2016
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UN has strengths and flaws

UN in Need? On the Sunday in the middle of the two weeks of the Commission on the Status of Women, I read an op-ed about the UN written by someone from Westport, CT where I live. Anthony Banbury, the author, … 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

January 23, 2016
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Blizzard in Connecticut

Massive Snowstorm Are you in the path of the blizzard that is underway? I hear the reporter on public radio calling it a massive snowstorm. The photographer across the street took this picture. I found it in Dan Woog’s blog. … Continue reading

January 15, 2016
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Step It Up and Other News

Step It Up I flew to Miami, Florida this afternoon for the bi-annual board meeting of the USNC UN Women, the United States National Committee for United Nations Women. Our meeting starts Saturday morning and finishes at noon on Sunday. … Continue reading

December 2, 2015
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A President’s Daughter and a New Ruler

The President’s Daughter I’m on the board of the U.S. National Committee for UN Women. I attended my first board meeting in June in California. Iyabo Obasanjo, the daughter of Nigeria’s former president, is also on this board. But she … Continue reading

September 29, 2015
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Gender Equality by 2030?

Nigeria: Slavery to Superrich I presented the first session of my six-week class on Nigerian history this afternoon for the Lifetime Learners Institute in Norwalk. Today I talked about pre-European African empires, including Mali and its famous leader Mansa Musa. … Continue reading