-First Lady expected at 57th UN session on women

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—–First Lady, Dr Christine Kaseba-Sata, is today expected at the United Nations (UN) headquarters in New York, USA to attend the 57th session of the commission on the status of women.

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The Zambian First Lady has been invited to attend the session by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

ZANIS reports from New York that Zambia’s Permanent Representative at the United Nations, Dr Mwaba Kasese-Bota, that Dr Kaseba has been invited in her capacity as the World Health Organisation’s Good Will Ambassador of Gender Based Violence.

Dr Kasese- Bota said the First lady, a gynaecology expert by profession, is expected to give a good will message to the UN member states on gender based violence and also the medical implications of the vice.

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She said Zambia is greatly honoured that the First Lady has been invited to represent all the women globally as their ambassador.

Dr Kasese-Botha added that a high profile Zambian delegation was already at the UN for the same Session which opened yesterday on wednesday.

Members of the delegation include Justice Florence Muyove, Justice Florence Lengalenga and Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Lands, Natural Resources and Environmental Protection, Daisy Nkhata-Ng’ambi and gender focal point persons from various ministries among others.

Dr Kasese-Bota also paid tribute to the civil society for attending the session as part of the Zambian delegation.

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