Nigeria to strengthen collaboration with UN women
Florence Adidi, Abuja
The Minister of Budget and Economic Planning, Sen. Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, has reiterated the commitment of the Ministry to strengthen its collaboration with the United Nation Women (UN-WOMEN) going by its strategic role as the coordinating organ for all Government projects, programmes and policies.
The Minister stated this while receiving in audience the UN-Women Regional Director and its team, who were on a courtesy visit to his office, in Abuja.
He explained that the UN Women was the United Nations entity dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women. He added that it was globally regarded as a champion for women and girls.
According to the Minister, the organization was established in 2010 to accelerate progress on meeting the needs of Women worldwide.
Speaking further, Bagudu said that the UN-Women worked globally to make the vision of the Sustainable Development Goals a reality for women and girls and stood behind women’s equal participation in all aspects of life.
He added that the UN Women also coordinated and promoted the UN System’s activities in advancing gender equality, deliberation and agreements linked to the 2030 Agenda.
The Minister stressed that ‘’ United Nations was set out for global market prospect to grow Nigeria’s economy”.
Earlier in his remarks, the UN Women Regional Director, West, and Central Africa, Dr. Maxine Houinato advocated that the Government should be ready to support the non-governmental sector and the planning of the budget of the Country should also be implemented promptly.