Malawi President Chakwera Kicks Off UN Visit with Focus on Women Empowerment
The President's visit to the United Nations emphasizes Malawi's dedication to gender equality and economic development through talks with global leaders and organizations.
NEW YORK CITY, US — Malawi's President Lazarus Chakwera has arrived in New York, launching his visit to the United Nations with a busy schedule that places a strong emphasis on advancing women's empowerment and fostering economic collaboration, writes Winston Mwale.
Chakwera, who expressed his satisfaction with a safe trip and immediate entry into official business, highlighted his first-day agenda, which includes the United Nations Women Generation Equality Midpoint Event.
"We will showcase Malawi's foothold on women's empowerment, evidenced by the meritorious appointments of many women leaders across the whole government structure, social protection programs, equal opportunities for jobs, businesses, and education, and general life development," President Chakwera stated.
Following this event, President Chakwera is set to engage in bilateral talks with the Prime Minister of Iceland, Katrín Jakobsdóttir.
The discussions will focus on exploring potential synergies between the two nations' economies, with an emphasis on sectors like agro-processing and financial services.
Later in the day, President Chakwera is expected to meet with Mr. Gilbert F. Houngbo, Director-General of the International Labour Organisation (ILO), to exchange insights on how Malawi can best provide decent jobs and social security.
Regarding this, President Chakwera will participate in the Global Accelerator on Jobs and Social Protection for Just Transitions.
This platform will provide valuable lessons on investing in creating relevant jobs in green, digital, and care economies.
The President's visit to the United Nations underscores Malawi's commitment to gender equality and economic development as he engages in high-level discussions with world leaders and international organisations.