12th Com­mon­wealth Women’s Min­is­te­rial Meet­ing to be hosted in Kenya in 2019

The Star (Kenya) - - Politics -

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.

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