69TH ORDINARY SESSION OF THE UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY
The stay of the First Lady, Mrs. Dominique Ouattara during the 69th regular session of the UN General Assembly has not been a walk in the park. After the high-level meeting of the African Organization of African First Ladies on maternal and newborn health at the United Nations Headquarter, Mrs. Dominique Ouattara took part, Tuesday, Sept. 23, in a luncheon held in a New Yorker by the wife of the UN Secretary General, Mrs. Ban Ki Moon and the Unilever group. Objective of this luncheon: participation in the launching of the campaign: "Helpachildreach5" that is to say, "Help a child reach five years" with a great bunch of scientists; politicians; arts and especially the First Ladies. On the occasion of this ceremony, Michel Sidibé, Executive Director of UNAIDS, paid glowing tribute to the Ivorian First Lady for her commitment to children and especially for her project to build a hospital dedicated to the mother and the child.
That same day, the First Lady, Mrs. Dominique Ouattara was along with her husband at the reception hosted by the President of the United States and Mrs. Obama to the Heads of State and Members government and Heads of delegation to the 69th Ordinary Session the General Assembly of the United Nations.
In addition to the traditional tea offered on Wednesday by Mrs BAN SOON-Taek in honor of the First Ladies at the official residence of the Secretary-General, Mrs. Dominique Ouattara represented Côte d’Ivoire. She then provided the support of Cote d'Ivoire and its President Ms. Hilary Clinton at the annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative Foundation against elephant poaching and ivory trafficking. The next Thursday, September 25, the Ivorian First Lady participated in the 7th Annual Global Meeting on Autism organized by "Autism Speaks" chaired by Mrs. Ban Soo Taek of which the was the theme "Innovations that change the world."
At the meeting with Ivorians living in the USA, the Founding President of Children of Africa received a stand ovation for her many activities for children and women.
Last Friday, she was with the President of the Republic during his address to the General Assembly of the United Nations. It has been a very busy stay, a touch that has been a value-added in the radiation of Côte d'Ivoire on at the international level. Wherever the need was required, the First Lady was with the President of the Republic, her husband.