According to Embassy News, former Progressive Conservative Prime Minister Kim Campbell has confirmed that the federal government is "nominating" her to be a candidate for the position of Executive Director for the UN's Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women — also known as UN Women.
Several English-language news sources in Azerbaijan published stories April 12 suggesting that Ms. Campbell was a main candidate for the job.
“It's a marvelous opportunity for anyone who wants to work for the advancement of women, but there will be many strong candidates, and it's very early in the process,” Ms. Campbell said in an emailed statement.
According to the UN Women website, the successful candidate will oversee an annual budget of US$500 million and work on international gender equality and women empowerment initiatives and monitoring.
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