Ending Sexual Violence in Conflict 2014 Global Summit – AUC Chair to call for more political commitment and concrete action
London, United Kingdom -10 June, 2014: The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, H.E. Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma is leading an AU delegation to attend the London 2014 Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict taking place in London, United Kingdom from 10-13 June 2014.
While shading lights on the efforts of the AU, Dr. Dlamini Zuma will call for more political commitment and concrete actions on the ground to ending sexual violence destroying millions of girls in Africa and around the world. She will participate in the opening plenary session of a Ministerial meeting, during which she will hear directly from the experts’ discussion about the nature and impact of sexual violence in conflict.
Hosted by H.E. William Hague, British Foreign Secretary and Angelina Jolie, actress and Special Envoy of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, the summit is expected to translate into practical action the political commitment expressed by the 148 countries endorsing the declaration of commitment to End Sexual Violence in conflict, launched at the UN General Assembly in September 2013.
Accompanying the Dr. Dlamini Zuma is the AU Special Envoy for Women, Peace and Security, Mme Bineta Diop. Mme Diop’s appointment in January 2014 was aimed at bringing to bear a powerful political and diplomatic weight to raising the plight of women around issues of peace and security.
Dr. Dlamini Zuma will hold a series of official engagements at the British Parliament, bilateral meetings with the British Foreign Secretary, H.E. William Hague, UN Secretary General’s Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict, H.E. Zainab Bangura; and Angelina Jolie, Special Envoy of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees. She will also hold informal meetings with youth delegates attending the Global Summit.
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