SMA Students Attend UN Conference

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Bethany Kolisniak (Grade 10) and Soomin Han (Grade 11) travelled to United Nations Headquarters in New York in March 2017, to attend the 61st Session of the Commission on the Status of Women. This commission is devoted to the advancement of women’s empowerment and gender equality. The goal of the Commission is to create a global community wherein all people are equal regardless of their identity. Every year the Commission is focused on a central theme; this year it was the economic empowerment of women.

Both Soomin and Bethany attended many sessions on a variety of issues relating to women. According to Bethany, the collective effect of these sessions was a better understanding of the critical role “the empowerment of women plays in bettering the world as a whole.”