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Lutheran grouping congratulates Bachelet as head of UN Women Geneva

September 20, 2010

The Lutheran World Federation has congratulated former Chilean president Michelle Bachelet on her appointment as head of the new United Nations agency, U.N. Women, saying it gives gender equality a high profile. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon named Bachelet to the post on 14 September. She was the first female president of Chile, and she is well known for her commitment to the pursuit of gender justice. "The Lutheran World Federation welcomes your appointment, both because it shows what a high profile is being given to this newly-created office, and because we are convinced of the high quality contribution you will bring toward the office's success," said the Rev. Martin Junge, LWF acting general secretary, in a 16 September letter to Bachelet. (



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