Emine Erdoğan to address UN session
Emine Erdoğan, wife of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, will address a session at the United Nations in late February, an İstanbul-based research organization said.
Emine Erdoğan will travel to New York with State Minister for Women and Family Issues 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 non-governmental 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, which is organized by the center. The topic of Erdoğan’s speech will be the “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. Kavaf is expected to deliver opening remarks at the session.