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Nigerian Women Honor Our First Female Un Ambassador. by AloyEmeka5: 4:06am On Mar 11, 2010
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Women group honours Nigerian UN Envoy

Agency Reporter


Nigeria's first female Ambassador to the UN, Prof. Joy Ogwu, was on Monday in New York honoured for her outstanding contribution to international peace and women development.








Ogwu received the honour at an event organised by a group, the Empowered Nigerian Women, at the ongoing 54th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women.

The event was organised on a day set aside by the UN to observe the International Women's Day, News Agency of Nigeria reports.

The group extolled her role in Nigeria's election in October 2009 to a non-permanent seat at the UN Security Council for the 2010-2011 term.

She was also commended for being a ``good example of the Nigerian woman'' in the face of erroneous negative perceptions about the country by the international community.

Speaking at the event, Mrs. Mary-Stella Onovo, wife of the Inspector-General of Police, described Ogwu as a leading achiever for the country and all women.

Nigeria's Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN, Mr. Bukun-Ola Onemola, said Ogwu had recorded numerous achievements in different areas.

Onemola said, "She was one of the first Nigerians to head so many institutions in Nigeria, including the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs.

"She was the country's Minister of Foreign Affairs and at the UN she is the first woman to chair the C-34, the UN Special Committee on Peacekeeping Operations."

He also lauded Ogwu for being among the three women in the current 15-member UN Security Council.

"In the 1990s she was a member of the commission that led to the establishment of the Women Affairs Ministry," he added.

Ms Adamma Eze, a member of the group, described Ogwu as "an empowered woman," who had done a lot for Nigeria and the international community.

She said, "She is an example to all of us and I will go as far to say that she's an empowered woman and she's a credit to Nigeria.

"She's much loved in the UN community and it's a plus now that there is so much bad press about Nigeria in the so-called Western world, we have a woman who represents Nigeria in good light.''

Responding, Ogwu dedicated the honour to women all over the world.

She encouraged women at the top to mentor other women so that more of them could become decision makers.

"It is important that we mentor the succeeding generation of women to carry on from where we stop,'' she said.

Quoting former Tanzanian President Julius Nyerere, Ogwu said, "No one can run fast on one foot and most nation states try to run fast on one foot; it is not possible."

http://odili.net/news/source/2010/mar/10/803.html
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