Prime Minister Harris on International Women’s Day

(ZIZ News) — As The Federation joined with other United Nations member states to celebrate International Women’s Day on Wednesday the Prime Minister lent his voice to the importance of the observance.

While speaking at the recently held opening ceremony for the newly renovated Victoria Road Preschool, Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, Dr. The Hon. Timothy Harris underscored the significance of the day.

“International Women’s Day predated the UN’s involvement in it by more than 60 years. Way back in 2009, no less an entity than a socialist grouping in the USA, would put forward a need for the observance of International Women’s Day”, he said.

Prime Minister Harris also mentioned that this year’s theme focuses primarily at women at work with a reminder that it is part of the United Nations’ goal to achieve gender balance in the workplace 50-50 by the year 2030”

Prime Minister Harris used the opportunity to acknowledge and commend all women.

“Here in ST. Kitts and Nevis we aim to be ahead of the rest and in this regard, our Senator with responsibility for Gender Affairs, The Hon. Wendy Phipps, has brought to Cabinet and has had the approval of the Cabinet for a month long calendar of event to mark the celebration of International Women’s Day” Prime Minister Harris stated before prompting the audience to applaud all women.

The United Nations theme for this year’s observation of International Women’s Day is, “Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 By 2030”.

The campaign theme for International Women’s Day 2017 is “#Be Bold For Change”.

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