Waiguru leads a 66 person delegation to New York for women forum

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Anne WaiguruA 66 person delegation led by Devolution Secretary Anne Waiguru will be in New York for two weeks to discuss the plight of women in the world.

The delegation is multi-sectoral and includes government, civil society, constitutional commission, business leaders, youth and scholars from Kenya.

The meeting is the 58th session of the Commission on Status of Women. It will discuss the challenges and achievements of women towards implementation of the Millennium Development Goals, which mature next year.

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“Next week I will lead a delegation of women leaders to the 58th session on the commission on status of women to be held from March 10-21 at UN headquarters in New York.” Waiguru stated in her newspaper column yesterday.

Sources told the Star size of delegation is meant to send a strong message that Kenya is serious about driving the women agenda not just locally but internationally.

Presently, Kenya’s ambassador to the UN Macharia Kamau is co-chairing the open working group of the UN General Assembly on designing the next global sustainable development goals to take over from the MDG’s.

“Its a historic occasion and Kenya is taking the lead. A lot is happening underneath and Kenya is firmly on the driving seat,” the source said. The 66 left only days after President Uhuru Kenyatta announced austerity measures to bring down the government wage bill.

– the-star.co.ke

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