Turkish PM's wife to address UN session

Emine Erdoğan will address a session of the United Nations in late February.

Turkish PM's wife to address UN session

World Bulletin / News Desk

Emine Erdoğan, the wife of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, will address a session of the United Nations in late February, an İstanbul-based research organization has said.

Emine Erdoğan will travel to New York with State Minister for Family and Women's Affairs Selma Aliye Kavaf to participate in the 55th session of the Commission on the Status of Women, which will take place at the United Nations Headquarters from Feb. 22 to March 4.

Meanwhile, Turkey's first lady, Hayrunnisa Gül, recently spoke before the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) on child education.

Representatives of member states, UN entities and the UN's Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)-accredited nongovernmental organizations from all over the world will attend the session.

The İstanbul Women's Research Center reported on Monday that Erdoğan will speak during a meeting called "Women Studies in Turkey," which is organized by the center. The topic of Erdoğan's speech will be "The Importance of Women and Girls' Access to Education for the Construction of Humanity and the Empowerment of Women."

The primary theme of the session will be the access and participation of women and girls in education, training, science and technology, including promoting women's equal access to full employment and decent work.

This is regarded as the most comprehensive meeting related to women's affairs and Kavaf is expected to deliver opening remarks at the session.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 14 Şubat 2011, 17:03