WASHINGTON, Feb. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In celebration of International Women's Day and US Women's history month in March, the United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women will speak at a National Press Club Newsmaker on Feb. 23, at 10 a.m., in the National Press Club's Bloomberg Room.
Mlambo-Ngcuka will discuss the key contributions of and challenges faced by women to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), approved by UN Member States in September 2015, and the new global roadmap by 2030.
Ms. Mlambo-Ngcuka has worked in government and civil society, and with the private sector, and was actively involved in the struggle to end apartheid in her home country of South Africa. From 2005 to 2008, she served as Deputy President of South Africa, overseeing programs to combat poverty and bring the advantages of a growing economy to the poor, with a particular focus on women.
In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nation's entity for gender equality and the empowerment of women, established to accelerate progress on meeting their needs worldwide.
The National Press Club is located on the 13th Floor of the National Press Building, 529 14th St, NW, Washington, DC, 20045.
As with all Newsmaker events, this news conference is open to credentialed media and Press Club members, free of charge. No advance registration is required.
Patti Giglio, NPC Newsmaker Event Host
SOURCE National Press Club