9.5 C
Alba Iulia
Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Vice-President Inonge Wina arrives in New York

General News Vice-President Inonge Wina arrives in New York

VP Inonge Wina received flowers from eight-year-old Tasheni Bota
VP Inonge Wina received flowers from eight-year-old Tasheni Bota

Vice-President, Mrs Inonge Wina, has arrived in New York, where she is leading the Zambian delegation to the 59th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women at United Nations (UN) Headquarters.

The Vice-President will deliver Zambia’s national statement to the 59th Session of the CSW, hold bilateral meetings with the Swedish delegation and speak at a high-level side-event on reproductive rights.

According to a statement issued by First Secretary for Press and Public Relations Permanent Mission of Zambia to UN ,Chibaula Silwamba, Ms Wina will also deliver a lecture at Columbia University, one of the top universities institutions in United States of America (USA).

The Vice-President is scheduled to meet Zambians living in the tri-state of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut at the Permanent Mission to the United Nations.

Zambia UN Mission Charge D’Affaires ad interim Christine Kalamwina informed the advance party of the delegations that representatives of Member States , UN entities, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from all regions of the world will attend the annual event.

She said Zambia would actively participate at CSW59 to champion gender equality and women’s empowerment.

“Zambia is one of the leading countries in the promotion of the welfare of women and girls; and this is an opportunity for us to highlight our achievements in this regards,” Ms Kalamwina who is Zambia’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations said.

Ms Kalamwina said CSW59 was an opportune gathering to introduce Zambia’s female Vice-President to the world.

“We are proud that His Excellency the President Mr Edgar Lungu appointed Her Honour Mrs Inonge Wina to be our first ever Vice-President and assigned her to lead the delegation to CSW. This confirms his commitment to uplifting the wellbeing of women, and all Zambians,” Ms Kalamwina said.

The CSW59, dubbed Beijing+20, is taking place two decades after the 1995 Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing that marked a significant turning point for the global agenda on gender equality.

The main focus of the session will be on the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, including current challenges that affect its implementation and the achievement of gender equality and the empowerment of women.

The CSW59 will discuss opportunities to achieving gender equality and empowerment of women in the Post-2015 Development Agenda, currently being formulated.

 VP Inonge Wina hugs Tasheni Bota
VP Inonge Wina hugs Tasheni Bota

VP Inonge Wine -(centre)Zambia Mission to UN Ambassador Mwaba Kasese-Bota and Zambia Ambassador to US Palan Mulonda (left)
VP Inonge Wine -(centre)Zambia Mission to UN Ambassador Mwaba Kasese-Bota and Zambia Ambassador to US Palan Mulonda (left)

[Read 71 times, 1 reads today]

7 COMMENTS

    • @shock horror stop having such an inferiority complex.Why should an african child blow her hair so it’s bone straight like a white persons hair. #kinkyhairafricanpride

  1. Bo Inonge needs to come back quick and get the instruments of power, the boss has stepped on a banana peel and is sliding fast!

Comments are closed.

- Advertisement -
Loading...

Latest News

If My COVID-19 Positive Test had leaked, it would have undermined the fight, Dora tells BBC

Zambia's Information Minister Dora Siliya has told the BBC that she publicly shared her Covid-19 test results to fight...

PF Regime Scheming Beyond The Gold

By: Anthony Bwalya - UPND Member The ferocity with which ZCCM-IH is defending the gold Joint Venture with foreign companies should have every patriotic citizen...

The President Failed to Incorporate Attacks on Media by Cadres on Covic-19 Update

What is the position of President Edgar Chagwa Lungu on the continued wave of attack on media? Attack on media by PF cadres has been...

Africa is now ready to lead – Nevers Mumba

By Dr Nevers Sekwila Mumba Former Vice President of Zambia and President of the Movement for Multiparty Democracy( MMD) Africa Freedom Day Statement INTRODUCTION: Before we became bond...

One More Person In Connection With The Murder of Chinese Nationals Arrested

One more person has been arrested from Ndola bringing the number of suspects arrested in connection with the murder of a Chinese woman in...

More Articles In This Category

- Advertisement -
[Read 25 times, 1 reads today]