Statement of BARBADOS at the UNGA73

Friday, September 28, 2018
PeaceWomen Consolidated Themes: 
General Women, Peace and Security
United Nation Theme: 
Goverment Statements

Participation: “Let me begin by congratulating you on your election and in particular, for being only the fourth woman in the 73 year history of the organization, to hold the high honor of being elevated to the position of President of the United Nations General Assembly” 

General WPS/ Participation: “Permit me, Madam President to observe that this United Nations must show leadership in recognizing the talents and contributions of women to human civilization and progress. Women have value and give much, whether they labor over smoking wood fires; whether generations of women are trapped in poverty because of a lack of opportunity; equality and respect; whether they lead countries; whether they stay at home to care for families; or whether they come to the UN, as you have, to preside over over outcome documents, robust negotiations, bracketed paragraphs, reform processes and global policy platforms, in the name of creating for all people everywhere, a life of dignity. "

General WPS: "Madam President, as a female leader...I commend you on your seven priority areas one of which is improving the quality of women and girls."