Reception hosted to honour President

bidhya devi bhandari

    Kathmandu : President Bidya Devi Bhandari who is in New York in the course of attending the 63rd session of the Commission of the Status of Women (CSW-63) attended a reception hosted in her honour on Wednesday evening.

Arjun Kumar Karki, Nepal's Ambassador to the United States and Amrit Kumar Rai, Nepal's Permanent Representative to the United Nations, jointly hosted a reception to honour the President.

Also present on the occasion were diplomatic community based in New York, UN office-bearers, business community people and representatives of Nepali community.

President Bhandari is arriving Kathmandu on Friday afternoon.

Meanwhile, Dhnmaya Thapa, Minister for Women, Children and Senior Citizen, delivered her speech in the CSW session.

On the occasion, Minister Thapa presented the progress Nepal made in the area of gender equality and expressed Nepal's further commitment to that end, according to New York-based Nepal's Permanent Mission to the UN.

Informing that Nepal has made necessary amendments to relevant laws for ending gender discrimination, she expressed Nepal's readiness to work in collaboration with international organisations for the empowerment of women and adolescents towards attaining Sustainable Development Goals

Likewise, Nirudevi Pal, lawmaker and President of Women and Social Committee of the House of Representatives, stressed on the need of the full implementation of the Beijing Declaration.