Launch of the first women leaders’ dialogue in Central Asia

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Launch of the first women leaders’ dialogue in Central Asia

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LAUNCH OF THE FIRST WOMEN LEADERS’ DIALOGUE IN CENTRAL ASIA

ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan -- A prominent group of women leaders representing the Central Asian states and the United Nations launched a new platform, the Central Asian Women Leaders’ Caucus, today to support women in the region to attain a more prominent political, economic and social role and enable them to increasingly influence the decision-making process on issues related to peace, stability and sustainable development in the region.

The launch took place at the Dialogue of Women Leaders from Central Asian states, which is organized by the UN Regional Centre for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia (UNRCCA) and the UNDP Regional Bureau for Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States and was held online this year because of the coronavirus pandemic.   

Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of UNRCCA, Natalia Gherman in partnership with UNDP Assistant Administrator and Regional Director for Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States, Mirjana Spoljaric Egger convened the meeting with  Tanzila Narbaeva, Speaker of the Parliament of Uzbekistan; Gulshat Mammedova, Speaker of the Parliament of Turkmenistan; Gulmira Isimbayeva, Deputy Speaker of the Parliament of Kazakhstan; Elvira Surabaldieva, Deputy Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan and Hilolby Kurbonzoda, Head of the Tajik Government Committee on Women and Family.

Click here to read the full article published by the UNRCCA on 23 December 2020.

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