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Kamala Harris Will Make Her UN Debut As US Vice President, To Promote Gender Equality

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Kamala Harris UN Debut: US Vice President Kamala Harris is all set to make her United Nations debut as US Vice President next week. She will address at the virtual 65th Commission on the Status of Women on March 16, US Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield said on Monday.

Harris will be speaking at the meeting in order to boost promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women. “We all believe and understand that when women do better, countries do better,” Thomas-Greenfield said. “It is time we translate our noble commitments into concrete action.”

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While the administration hailed for the United States and its approach towards combating sexual and gender-based violence around the world, earlier, top United Nations leadership hailed the election of Harris as America’s first Black and South Asian-descent woman Vice President. They had also applauded her for breaking “yet another ceiling” and describing it as a “milestone for gender equality”.

“I look forward to deepening UN-US ties & working together towards a safer & more prosperous world,” President of the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly Volkan Bozkir had said in the tweet.

Harris became the 49th Vice President of the United States. She is the first woman, first Black and first South Asian person to hold the office. Joe Biden, on the other hand, is now 46th President of the US.

On International Women’s Day on Monday, Harris took to Twitter and wrote, “I want to honor the women who for over a year have gone to work, often risking their health, to nourish and protect us—the doctors, nurses, teachers, grocery store workers, first responders, members of the military, scientists, and many more.”