Ambassador Kapambwe Joins Secretaries Azar II, Pompeo in Geneva Consensus Declaration Ceremony
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Washington D.C., Wednesday, 21 October 2020 — Zambia’s Ambassador to the United States H.E. Lazarous Kapambwe will join US Secretary of Health and Human Services, Alex M. Azar II and the United States Secretary of State, Michael R. Pompeo as Zambia unites with many other countries for the ceremonial signing of the Geneva Consensus Declaration on Thursday 22nd October in Washington D.C.
The Declaration is a celebration of partnership between the countries gathered and aims to achieve four main pillars that include (1) better health for women, (2) the preservation of human life, (3) strengthening of family as the foundational unit of society, and (4) protecting every nation's national sovereignty in global politics.
During the ceremony, ambassador Kapambwe is expected to assert Zambia’s support of the Declaration as it emphasizes and promotes the full enjoyment of all human rights and equal opportunity for women at all levels of political, economic and public life which is in tandem with the Constitution of Zambia, the Gender Equity Act 22 of 2015 and the National Gender Policy.
The event is cosponsored by the governments of Brazil, Egypt, Hungary, Indonesia, and Uganda and takes place at 11:00 am US Eastern Time, 17:00 Zambian time.
The LIVE event can be viewed via the link: https://www.hhs.gov/live/live-invitation-only-2/ceremonial-signing-gcd/i...
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