Kamala Harris will make her UN debut as Vice President of the United States at the Gender Equality Meeting

Kamala Harris will make her UN debut as Vice President of the United States at the Gender Equality Meeting
Kamala Harris is set to make her UN debut as Vice President of the United States next week when she addresses an annual UN meeting on promoting gender equality and empowering women.

US Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas Greenfield said on Monday that Harris will speak at the 65th session of the Commission on the Status of Virtual Women on March 16, adding that Washington will also join the "Friends of the United Nations Group for the Elimination of Violence against Women." the girls."

"We all believe and understand that when women do better, nations do better," said Thomas Greenfield. "It is time to translate our noble commitments into action."

She said the United States will play a leading role in combating sexual and gender-based violence around the world and pushing for the inclusion of more women in peace talks around the world.

Under the administration of former US President Donald Trump, the United States led a campaign at the United Nations against the promotion of women's sexual and reproductive rights and health because it considers this as an abortion law. Such language has been opposed in United Nations resolutions.

In May, the Trump administration accused the United Nations of using the coronavirus pandemic as an opportunity to boost access to abortion through its humanitarian response to the world's deadly outbreak. The United Nations rejected the accusation.

The Trump administration also cut funding to the United Nations Population Fund in 2017 because it said it "supports or participates in running a program for forced abortion or forced sterilization." The United Nations said this was an inaccurate perception.

US President Joe Biden intends to restore funding to the United Nations Population Fund.

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