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The European Union was represented by the Deputy Head of Delegation,Mr Richard Young.In his speech, Mr Young explained that The European Union has been committed to gender equality as a fundamental right since its foundation 60 years ago in 1957. More and more women in the European Union are accessing opportunities in the world of work, and in economic and political leadership.However the European Union is not committed to supporting the 28 countries of the European Union, but also going beyond its borders.
He further enumerated EU intervention to contribute to promote the empowerment of women and girls.
Mr Young concluded the speech by commending the Federal Government of Nigeria for their continued partnership with the European Union, recognised the invaluable work done by the Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development, the actions of both the federal and state Governments, UN Women, UNICEF, and all stakeholders present, for their continued collaboration in promoting the role of women in Nigeria.