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Vuniwaqa heads Fijian Delegation to CSW in New York

March 13, 2019 10:49 am
Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation, Mereseini Vuniwaqa [right] at the 63rd session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in New York [Source: Facebook]

The Commission on the Status of Women provides a great opportunity to raise our voice on the issues and successes faced by Fijian women.

Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation, Mereseini Vuniwaqa highlighted the 63rd session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is also an opportunity to learn from other nations with the mutual goal of achieving gender equality and the empowerment of women.

Heading the Fijian delegation, the Minister is accompanied to New York by the Permanent Secretary, the Director for Women, two support staff and also Fiji’s Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Satyendra Prasad and the First Secretary Gene Bai.

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The delegation will participate in the 2 weeks long meeting accompanied by side events and bilateral meetings with sister countries.

The second week will involve negotiations by member states on the outcome document for this session.

The CSW composes of member states and inter-governmental bodies that advocate for gender quality and the empowerment of women and girls.

It was incepted in 1946 and had it’s first ever sitting on the 10th to the 24th of February in 1947.

Each year, the Commission sits in the General Assembly Hall at the UN Head Quarters in New York.

Minister Vuniwaqa is also expected to deliver a country statement later in the week on the theme Social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls and also attend parallel events that include side events and round table discussions with other women leaders and bilateral meetings.

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