spoke of the importance of women's leadership, outlined the process the UN
is following to advance gender equality for all women, and emphasized the significant role that NGOs
play in this process.
insisted passionately on gender equality; and the necessity of achieving women's empowerment and women's rights.
Ambassador Libran Cabactulan, Permanent Representative of the Philippines to the United Nations and chairman of CSW 58 attended the first briefing.
worked hard on agreement among CSW delegates to allow improved access to proceedings for NGO representatives.
Unable to achieve this, he made a point to attend the first briefing and commit to attendance of each briefing by a member of the CSW Secretariat.