Statement of the REPUBLIC OF NAMIBIA at UNGA73

Wednesday, September 26, 2018
PeaceWomen Consolidated Themes: 
General Women, Peace and Security
United Nation Theme: 
Goverment Statements

General Gender Equality:

“Let me emphasize that excluding women from certain spheres of life is to waste skills and expertise that can contribute to sustainable development.”


“Women are equally represented in our Executive and Legislature. The participation of women in the highest levels of governance has been consolidated when the ruling SWAPO Party took the principled decision at the 1997 Congress to increase the proportion of female delegates to the party’s congress up to 50%.”

“The late Secretary-General Kofi Annan was right when he said, ‘Gender equality is more than a goal in itself. It is a precondition for meeting the challenge of reducing poverty, promoting sustainable development and building good governance’. The world should do more to make gender equality a reality.”

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Statement of the REPUBLIC OF NAMIBIA at UNGA73