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Sirleaf addresses UN fora soon, congratulates Ghana

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President, Ellen Jihnson-Sirleaf
President, Ellen Jihnson-Sirleaf

( President, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, is expected to participate in several summits, including UN meetings in the United States of America soon.

President Sirleaf is expected to address the UN High Level Thematic Debate on “Advancing Gender Equality and Development of Women and Girls for a Transformative Post 2015 Development Agenda.”

The program commemorates the anniversary of the Internal Women’s Day, under the slogan, “Empower Women, Empower Humanity.”

According to a dispatch from the Permanent Mission of Liberia to the United Nations, the Liberian Leader will also deliver the Keynote Address at the launch of the “No Ceiling Full Participation, Report on Women’s Progress”, hosted by Hilary Clinton and Melinda Gates.

She will also chair an interactive panel under the theme: “Women Economic and Political Empowerment.”
It will highlight access to decent work, control over economic and productive resources and active participation in governance and decision-making.

While in the United States, President Sirleaf is also expected to address the UN Women’s Pinnacle celebration of the historic landmark of the Beijing Conference.

It is a UN forum aimed at setting a global roadmap for women’s equality and empowerment. The dispatch is also quoted as saying the Liberian Leader’s forthcoming participation in these fora in the United States followed her successful International Conference on Ebola in Brussels, Belgium.

Meanwhile, President Sirleaf has congratulated the Government and people of Ghana in commemoration their 58th National Independence Anniversary. In her message to Ghanaian President, Dr. John Dramani Mahama, President Sirleaf, extended best wishes of good health, continued prosperity and long life.

A Foreign Ministry release quotes the Liberian Leader as saying:” It is my hope that the cordial ties of friendship subsisting between the two countries and peoples will be strengthened as we seek new area of partnership.”

Ghana got her independence on March 6, 1957 from its British colonial master during the Colonial Era of Africa.


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