Mrs. Mubarak addresses UN session on Childhood Thursday
Egypt, Culture, 5/8/2002
Egypt's First Lady Suzanne Mubarak, and her accompanying delegation left Cairo on Monday for New York to take part in the UN General Assembly special session on childhood, due to kick start on Wednesday at the UN premises in New York.
Mrs. Mubarak, chairperson of the Egyptian delegation to the UN meetings, will deliver on Thursday, Egypt's speech before the conference that will be held under the rubric of "World Worthy of Children".
She will review Egypt's experience in the field of chic care and education of girls.
The world children of today varying from education and child care and rights to world Aids/HIV and disease-combat efforts, violence and wars, child labour, slavery and trade and homeless and street children.
Wednesday's session is part of regular meetings by the UN General Assembly to follow up the implementation of the treaty and promises made by the world leaders in 1990 to serve the welfare of world children.
On the other hand, Secretary-General of the Egyptian National Council for Women Moushira Khattab underlined the Egyptian leadership's constant commitment to boosting child rights.
In an interview with MENA on Monday, Moushira Khattab described as model Egypt's report on children which included achievements attained by Egypt during the 1989-1999 Egyptian child decade and the state's efforts to boosting childhood.
The first child decade focused on meeting basic demands of Egyptian children while the second, 2000-2010, focuses on quality of child services, she added.
The three-day UN General Assembly special session on children is a major event for evaluating countries' accomplishments in the field of child rights, said the Egyptian official.
She added that Mrs. Mubarak is leading a high-ranking delegation to the session and will address the UN general assembly opening session on Thursday.
Mandated by African countries, Mrs. Mubarak will present a document of a pan-African stance on children including demands of African children and youth, Moushira Khattab said.
Mrs. Mubarak will also take part in three round-table meetings on health, high-quality education, combating anti-child violence and fighting aids as well as other lethal diseases, she added.
Mrs. Mubarak will meet UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan Wednesday.
She will also meet the chairwomen of world motherhood and childhood organizations, on possible activities to be carried out in Egypt.
She will also meet the official in charge of the Harvard University library on possible cooperation with Alexandria library.
She will attend the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) meeting Wednesday noon and give Egypt's address before the UN General Assembly.
Mrs. Mubarak will meet spouse of Bahraini king Sheikha Sabeka bent Ibrahim Al-khalifa and sister of Moroccan king Mohammed VI princes Lala Mariam. She will also take part in a forum of the first ladies.
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