By KABS KANU :
Sierra Leone’s Minister of Social Welfare, Gender and Children’s Affairs, Hon. Moijueh Kai-Kai , arrived in New York yesterday to attend the United Nations Session of the Commission on the Status of Women ( CSW ). He was met on arrival by the Head of Chancery and Minister -Counselor, Mr. Alhusine Sesay.
The 59th Session of the Commission On The Status of Women ( CSW ) starts at the United Nations Headquarters in New York today. The session, which will be attended by representatives of member states , United Nations entities and non-governmental organizations accredited by the UN Economic and Social Council ( ECOSOC ) will run from March 9 to 20, 2015.
HON . MOIJUEH KAI-KAI
This year’s Session will focus mainly on the Beijing Declaration and Platform For Action . Participants will look at current challenges affecting its implementation and the achievement of gender equality and the empowerment of women, according to the Commission. They will also undertake a review of progress made in the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform For Action 20 years after its adoption in 1995 at the Fourth World Conference on Women. The CSW states that “The review (Beijing+20) will also include the outcomes of the 23rd special session of the General Assembly, the first five-year assessment conducted after the adoption of the Platform for Action, which highlighted further actions and initiatives.”
Additionally, this year’s Session will address opportunities for achieving gender equality and the empowerment of women in the post-2015 development agenda.
Sierra Leone’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Ebun Jusu and the Minister of Social Affairs, Gender and Children’s Affairs, Mr. Moijueh Kai-Kai will be attending the session. Other top officials from Sierra Leone who are in the delegation include the Minority Leader of Parliament, Dr. Bernadette Lahai, the Female Caucus Leader of the Majority party, Hon. Patricia Browne and Mrs. Emma Kowa, Chair of the Social Welfare Oversight Committee, among others.