NEW YORK, March 22 (KUNA) -- Chairperson of the Kuwaiti Cabinet's Committee
on Women's Affairs, and President of the Kuwait Union of Women's Societies
Sheikha Latifa Al-Fahad Al-Salem Al-Sabah, along with her accompanying
delegation, has wrapped up a visit to New York.
During the mission, she and the other eminent Kuwaiti representatives took
part in 58th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW).
Sheikha Latifa, the head of the Kuwaiti delegation to the commission
meetings, had been involved in intensive activities during the session, taking
part in the general discussions, with an address on role of the Kuwaiti women
in the country's development and modernization, noting Kuwait's keenness on
gender equality and the State placing of this issue among its top priorities.
The chairperson of the Kuwaiti Cabinet commission had also held a series of
bilateral meetings with heads of participating Arab and foreign delegations,
discussing issues such as violence against women.
The Kuwaiti delegation presented during the deliberations several
recommendations, stressing on the women right to have access to "production
resources. They had also shed light on the Kuwaiti women and girls'
participation in key sectors, namely education, training, sciences and
Sheikha Latifa's delegation was seen off by the permanent delegate at the
UN, Ambassador Mansour Ayyad Al-Otaibi, and members of the Kuwaiti mission.
The commission, at end of the session late on Friday, adopted several
resolutions concerning "status of the Palestinian woman," calling for support
for the Palestinian females and releasing prisoners. They also blessed a final
document concerning women role in development planning. (end)
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