The Government will facilitate the contribution of Sri Lankan women to the betterment of our society as an equal player, Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena said.
He was addressing the High-Level Meeting on the 25th Anniversary of the 4th World Conference on Women held on Thursday under the theme “Accelerating the realization of gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls”.
Excerpts of his speech are given below.
“Undoubtedly, the Beijing Declaration and the Platform for Action, which was adopted during the 4th World Conference on Women in 1995 is a landmark global agenda for the empowerment of women. This comprehensive policy document remains relevant today as it was 25 years ago, as a source of guidance and inspiration for the advancement of women and the achievement of gender equality, globally.
“While recognizing that vital steps have been taken by the global community towards achieving gender equality and empowering