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Oceania
** Power **

  1. Women elected Heads of State in the 20th century (December 31, 1994) 
    • Oceania: 0
    • World: 9
      Sources: United Nations
  2. Women elected Heads of governments in the 20th century (December 1994) 
    • Oceania: 0
    • World : 15
      Sources: United Nations
  3. Countries where more than 15 % of the ministers or members of the government are women (1994) 
    • Oceania: 0
      Sources: United Nations
  4. Countries where there are no women among the ministers or the members of the government (1994) 
    • Oceania: Papua New Guinea
      Sources: United Nations
  5. Percentage of women holding a management position in the public administration, by sector (1994) 
    • Oceania:
      Directors General: 8,8 %
      Economy: 2,2 %
      Law and Justice: 0,0 %
      Social Affairs: 5,0 %
      Politics: 18,3 %
      Sources: Worldwide Government Directory, 1994
  6. Average percentage of women in parliamentary assemblies (1987 & 1994) 
    • Oceania: 2 % (1987) ; 2,5 % (1994)
      Sources: Wistat (United Nations)
  7. General women's representation among directors and senior managers (1980 & 1990) 
    • Oceania: 10 % (1980) ; 18 % (1990)
      Sources: Wistat (United Nations)
  8. Countries where more than 25 % of directors and senior managers are women
    • Oceania: 5 (Cook Islands, Guam, Marian Islands, Palau, Samoa-american)
      Sources: Wistat (United Nations)
  9. Percentage of seats occupied by women within legislative bodies (1994) 
    • AUSTRALIA: 8 %
    • COOK ISLANDS: ...%
    • FEDERAL STATES OF MICRONESIA: 0 %
    • FIJI: 4 %
    • FRENCH POLYNESIA: ...%
    • GUAM: ...%
    • KIRIBATI: 0 %
    • MARIAN ISLANDS: ...%
    • MARSHALL ISLANDS: 3 %
    • NEW-CALEDONIA: ...%
    • NEW-ZEALAND: 21 %
    • PACIFIC ISLANDS: %
    • PALAU: ...%
    • PAPUA NEW GUINEA: 0 %
    • SAMOA: ...%
    • SAMOA (AMERICAN): ...%
    • SOLOMON ISLANDS: 2 %
    • TONGA: 3 %
    • VANUATU: ...%
      Sources: United Nations
  10. States which did not ratify the UN Convention for the elimination of all sorts of discrimination against women (October 1994) 
    • Cook Islands, Federal States of Micronesia, Fiji, French Polynesia, Guam, Kiribati, Marian Islands, Marshall Islands, New-Caledonia, Pacific Islands, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa (American), Solomon Islands, Tonga, Vanuatu.

The statistics used here are from the United Nations, The World' Women 1995 - Trends and Statistics (United Nations publications, Sales No. E.95XII.2 (In French, F.95. XII.2) and are quoted with permission. Further information on United Nations gender statistics may be found at the United Nations Statistics Division's Internet home page http://www.un.org/Depts/unsd

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