Vice-president off to NY to attend UN commission on women

Tehran, March 8, IRNA — Vice President for Women and Family Affairs Shahindokht Molaverdi departed here Saturday morning for New York to attend the 58th session of the Commission on the Status of Women which is to be held at the UN Headquarters.

The gathering is slated for March 10-21.

The event is to review challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for women and girls.

Two members of the Iranian parliament (Majlis) are accompanying Molaverdi.

On Monday, Molaverdi is to address the UN commission to discuss how wars, armed struggles and sanctions affect the lives of women and children.

She will also stress the need for a collective cooperation to improve women status worldwide.



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