Santiago, Chile

27 February 2015

Readout of the Secretary-General’s meeting with H. E. Michelle Bachelet, President of Chile

The Secretary-General met today with H. E. Michelle Bachelet, President of Chile. He thanked the Chilean Government for co-hosting the conference on “Women in power and decision-making”, together with UN Women. He also expressed appreciation for the different measures Chile has taken toward women’s empowerment at the national level.

The Secretary-General and President Bachelet exchanged views about the importance of gender equality in the framework of the post-2015 development agenda.

They agreed on the importance of good preparatory work for the Financing For Development Conference in Addis-Ababa in July, stressing that private sector engagement would be key to its success. The Secretary-General expressed his appreciation to Chile for hosting a regional preparatory Conference for this event.

The Secretary-General further noted good progress on the climate change agenda, leading to what he was confident would be a successful outcome at the Paris Summit on the subject in December.