Debate in Qatari capital
The Belarusian delegation was headed by the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to the United Arab Emirates, H.E. Mr. Alexander Semeshko. The event brought together representatives of the 82 NAM member states, as well as a number of countries and organisations with observer status. During the meeting, Mr. Semeshko stressed the efforts of Belarus towards achieving gender equality, and women’s rights. He noted Belarusian initiatives in creating the Global Partnership against Slavery and Trafficking in Human Beings in the 21st Century.
The Ministerial Meeting brought about the Doha Declaration and a programme of measures to advance women’s position in the contemporary world. These include equal access to education and decision-making, improving health care, guaranteeing economic rights and protecting women from violence.