Ethiopian President to attend 2019 Global Women Deliver Conference Canada

Ethiopian President Sahle-Work Zewde

Ethiopian President Sahle-Work Zewde is set to attend the 2019 Global Women Deliver Conference in Vancouver, Canada.

Ethiopia’s ministry of foreign affairs confirmed that the 69-year-old left Addis Ababa on Sunday and is expected to arrive in Canada later the same day.

The conference is scheduled to start on Monday 3, June, and will officially be opened by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

The Global Women Deliver Conference is the world’s largest conference on gender equality and the health, rights, and wellbeing of girls and women. It is expected to bring together over 8,000 world leaders and players in the academic fields as well as various change-makers.

This year’s Conference will focus on the key role of power for progress and change, how power operates at three levels: individual power, structural power and the power of movements.

During her stay in Canada, President Sahle-Work is also expected to hold bilateral talks with PM Trudeau on the sidelines of the conference.