JONATHAN, SIRLEAF-JOHNSON, KI-MOON UNVEIL UN WOMEN LOGO
President Goodluck Jonathan and his Liberian counterpart, Ellen Sirleaf-Johnson yesterday at the16th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union in the Ethiopian capital unveiled the United Nations Women's logo.
President Jonathan represented by the immediate past Ambassador to Ethiopia, Nkoyo Toyo congratulated the Executive Director of UN Women and former president of Chile, Michelle Bachelet for a successful ceremony just as he expressed the hope that African women will find their voice through the new organization.
He assured that his government would join other African leaders to give support to the new organization.
In her remark, the Liberian president, expressed happiness that women now have a platform to voice their preferences on the issues that bother them, stressing that the logo conveying the message of women equality and empowerment worldwide was in capable hands with Bachelet as head.
In his comment, the UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon, said, 'We need to empower African women who produce food, raise children and drive the economy.