|Huang Xiaowei, Secretary of the Leading Party Members' Group of the All-China Women's Federation (ACWF) and Vice-President and First Member of the Secretariat of the ACWF, meets with María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés, President of the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly, in Beijing, on June 18. [Women of China/Fan Wenjun]|
Huang Xiaowei, Secretary of the Leading Party Members' Group of the All-China Women's Federation (ACWF) and Vice-President and First Member of the Secretariat of the ACWF, met with María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés, President of the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly, in Beijing, on June 18. Xia Jie, Vice-President and Member of the Secretariat of the ACWF, also attended the meeting.
During the meeting, Huang introduced the implementation of women's work and the achievements made by Chinese women since the 18th CPC National Congress under the leadership of the CPC Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping at the core.
Chinese President Xi Jinping delivered a speech at the Global Leaders' Meeting on Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment in September 2015 during which he proposed that all countries should fight for women's development in tandem with social and economic progress, protect women's rights and interests, build harmonious and inclusive societies for both men and women, and foster a global environment favorable for women's development.
Huang said that the ACWF worked as a bridge connecting the Party and the Chinese Government with women across the country.
She explained to Espinoza Garcés the programs and projects initiated by the ACWF, including women's innovation and entrepreneurship action, women's poverty-alleviation action and family happiness and well-being campaign, and she outlined how the ACWF protected the rights and interests of women and children in accordance with the law.
Huang said she appreciated Espinoza Garcés' emphasis on gender equality and women's empowerment as one of her key tasks when she served as the President of the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly.
Huang and Espinoza Garcés exchanged views on further strengthening China's exchanges and cooperation with the UN in the field of women's issues.
Espinoza Garcés congratulated China on its brilliant achievements in women's development under the leadership of the Party. She said China has made great efforts to reduce poverty and promote the development of the world, and other countries could use the experience and practices of China for reference.
Espinoza Garcés said the UN was willing to have in-depth exchanges and cooperation with China on women's education, health, poverty alleviation and engagement in economic activities.
|Huang Xiaowei and María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés exchange views on further strengthening China's exchanges and cooperation with the UN in the field of women's issues during the meeting. [Fan Wenjun/Women of China]|
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