Senator Monell Williams has been invited by two United Nations (UN) agencies to participate in a high level conference on gender quality and the empowerment of women.
The 2-day conference is being held in Antigua under the auspices of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN WOMEN).
The conference, called “High Level Consultation Step It Up: Political Leadership for Substantive Gender Equality and the Sustainable Development Goals in the Caribbean Small Island Development States” is a gathering of top political leaders and advocates of gender equality and the empowerment of women.
These top officials will be discussing a range of issues and solutions, which will form the basis of a report to ECLAC, the Economic Forum for Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as the upcoming United Nations Post 2015 processes.
Senator Williams left the state on Sunday June 21st and returns mid-week.