First Lady arrives in New York

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——–First Lady Christine Kaseba-Sata has arrived in New York, United States of America to attend the 57th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) being held at the United Nations headquarters.

Mrs Kaseba-Sata who arrived aboard an Emirates airliner at about 14:10hrs local time was received at JFK International Airport by Zambia’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Ambassador Mwaba Kasese-Bota and several officials from the Zambian embassy.

Upon arrival, Dr Kaseba was immediately taken to the Waldorf Astoria Hotel where Zambia’s Ambassador to the United States of America (USA), Palan Mulonda and his delegation were at hand to receive her.

Dr Kaseba is in New York at the invitation of the World Health Organisation (WHO) in her capacity as the WHO’s Good Will Ambassador of Gender Based Violence.

The First Lady is today expected to give a good will message to member states of the United Nations on Gender Based Violence and talk about the medical implications of such violence against women and girls.