August 19, 2016

New Global Goals could not be achieved without full, equal rights for half of world’s population: Mr. Ban Ki-moon

Union Minister for Foreign Affairs U Wunna Maung Lwin attended ‘Global Leaders’ Meeting on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment: A Commitment to Action’ which was jointly organized by the People Republic of China and UN Women on Sunday.
The event was held in commemoration of the twentieth anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action on the third day of the UN Sustainable Development Summit.
Mr. Ban Ki-moon declared that the 2030 Agendas, new Global Goals could not be achieved without full and equal rights for half of the world’s population. The Secretary-General said that world leaders are signaling their personal responsibility for gender equality and women’s empowerment.  He also highlighted the importance of civil society, women’s organizations and human rights defenders in the work to drive the 2030 Agenda forward, and called upon the private sector to promote gender equality.
The President of the People’s Republic of China mentioned that China will donate US$ 10 million to the UN Women for the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and its Platform for Action and the realization of the related goals in the post-2015 development agenda in order to support women’s development worldwide and the work of the UN Women.
On the same day, Union Minister met the Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs of Spain Mr. Ignacio Ybanez Rubio and Norwegian Foreign Minister Mr. Borge Brende respectively. During the meetings, they exchanged views to promote bilateral relations and cooperation between the two countries in the regional and international arena.
The Union Minister also attended ‘‘the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) 2015 Annual Meeting: Clinton Global Citizen Awards’’ held at the Time Square Hotel, New York. The Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) was established in 2005 by former American President Bill Clinton, convenes global leaders to create and implement innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges.


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