12th Commonwealth Women’s Ministerial Meeting to be hosted in Kenya in 2019
Kenya will host the 12th edition of the Commonwealth Women’s Affairs Ministerial Meeting in 2019. This was announced at the conclusion of the 11th WAMM in Apia, Samoa, last Thursday. The forum was attended by ministers, senior government officials, civil society members and development partner agencies from across the world. Public Service Cabinet Secretary Sicily Kariuki described it as an honour for Kenya to host the 12th edition. She said the meetings aim to build consensus on Commonwealth issues, develop a unified position and informally exchange views outside of a negotiating forum. “The meeting speaks to the priorities of the Commonwealth and the global agenda for sustainable and inclusive development. Some of the key focus areas include gender equality and women’s rights in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development,” she said.