Latvia co-organizes a virtual seminar on women’s participation in peacekeeping and the military during the 65th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women

29.03.2021. 10:56

On 25 March 2021, during the 65th session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, Latvia together with Canada, Liberia, the Maldives and Norway, held an online panel discussion, “Role of Women Leaders: How to increase Women’s Participation in the Military and Peacekeeping?”

The event was opened by Jean-Pierre Lacroix, the United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations, and its participants were Uza. Mariya Ahmed Didi, Minister of Defence of the Republic of Maldives; Colonel Ilze Žilde, Defence Attaché of Latvia to the USA; Brigadier General Lise Bourgon, Canadian Forces; Brigadier General Geraldine George, Deputy Chief of Staff, Armed Forces of Liberia; Commodore Solveig Krey, Acting Head of the Operations Division in the Norwegian Armed Forces Defence Staff; and Anna Timmerman, General Director at a non-governmental organization, “PAX”. The discussion was moderated by Andrejs Pildegovičs, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Latvia to the United Nations.

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