APS : Monday, 05 October 2020
ALGIERS- Minister of Foreign Affairs Sabri Boukadoum presented the Algerian experience in achieving gender equality in a high-level meeting of the United Nations General Assembly for the celebration of the 25th anniversary
of the 4th World Conference on Women.
Algeria “which remains committed to ensuring ‘that no one will be left behind’ in terms of sustainable development, notably the 5th objective which is aimed at achieving gender equality and the empowerment of women and young girls by 2030, has enshrined in all the national legislations the principle of non-discrimination and equality between citizens in Algeria, in accordance with the international agreements,” said Boukadoum in a speech by video conference.
This step “was achieved on the ground thanks to the reactivation of women’s political empowerment mechanisms, from now on a principal player in decision-taking, through their strong participation in the elected assemblies and their access to responsibility positions, in addition to the ongoing encouragement for compulsory education, especially as more than 65% of university graduates are women,” he added.
Algeria “works for the promotion of equality between men and women in labor market and to reach economic opportunities. These objectives have been included in the draft revision of the Constitution that will be submitted to popular referendum in the beginning of November 2020,” he stressed.
Concerning the prospects of promotion of women’s position, Boukadoum said that “they were approved in accordance with the Government’s action plan for 2020, which aims at achieving the gender equality objective in various fields, in line with our national principles, in addition to the empowerment of women and their participation in the socio-economic development.”
For Boukadoum, Algeria “grants a special interest to women as peace factor, both at the African and international levels, through the implementation of the African Union 2063 Agenda, the African Decade for Women (from 2010 to 2020), and by continuing achieving the objectives related to the Beijing Action Programme and the Sustainable Development Agenda for 2030.”
The minister reiterated “Algeria’s support to this meeting’s conclusions to serve the UN objectives and principles and our common agenda for women’s promotion and empowerment.”