Pandor To Address 'terrible' Gender-based Violence At Un General Assembly

  |   Sanews

International Relations and Cooperation Minister Naledi Pandor says gender equality and gender-based violence are some of the issues she will be addressing in the UN General Assembly (UNGA) in New York this week.

Pandor landed in New York on Sunday, where she is leading the South African delegation to the 74th Session of UNGA. The assembly is scheduled from September 23 to 30 with the theme: "Galvanising multilateral efforts for poverty eradication, quality education, climate action and inclusion".

Pandor is also expected to outline South Africa's domestic and foreign policy goals and priorities during her address, Dirco spokesperson Clayson Monyela said.

Speaking to media upon her arrival, Pandor said she would be making reference to international issues which have been pushed to the margins.

"The matters and their standing in the world, gender equality and its pursuit is very important to South Africa, as well as addressing gender-based violence, which is particularly a terrible problem in our country," she said.

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