Chief of Army addresses UN Commission on the Status of Women
8 March 2013
The Chief of Army, Lieutenant General David Morrison AO, will today address the United Nations’ 57th Commission on the Status of Women in New York at the invitation of Australian Sex Discrimination Commissioner Elizabeth Broderick.
Each year, representatives of Member States gather at United Nations Headquarters in New York to evaluate progress on gender equality and identify challenges. The Commission works to set global standards and formulate concrete policies to promote gender equality and women's empowerment worldwide.
Lieutenant General Morrison has been invited to discuss the Australian Army’s stance on gender equality and the imperative to improve its culture. Lieutenant General Morrison will outline recent initiatives to enhance the participation and representation for women within the Australian Army; a body of work which is part of broader cultural change and a long term process requiring commitment, diligence and continual evaluation.
Lieutenant General Morrison is also a member of Male Champions of Change, which comprises many of Australia's leading CEOs and public service heads. Members of Male Champions of Change have undertaken to use their individual and collective influence to ensure the issues of gender equality and women's representation in leadership are elevated onto the National business agenda.
Lieutenant General Morrison’s speech will be available at: http://www.defence.gov.au/
Details on Lieutenant General’s event participation at the United Nation’s 57th Commission on the Status of Women are available at: http://www.army.gov.au/Our-work/Partnerships/Army-celebrates-International-Womens-Day-2013
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