First Lady Dominique Ouattara received a distinction from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) on Friday, March 29, 2019. The body of the United Nations system has decided to award her a prize for her commitment to the empowerment of girls and women, as well as the well-being of the mother and the child. Mr Nabingue N’Gom, Regional Director of UNFPA for West and Central Africa presented the prize to the wife of the Head of State during a courtesy visit to the Presidential Residence.
The meeting also witnessed the presence of Mr. Adama Tiemoko Diarra, Minister for Urban Development and Population of Mali, Mrs. Mariatou Koné, Minister of Solidarity, Social Cohesion and the fight against poverty, as well as members of UNFPA.
After thanking her guests, the First Lady dedicated the prize to the President of the Republic for implication in the development of gender in Côte d’Ivoire through the financing of the Fund for Women of Côte d’Ivoire (FAFCI). She pointed out that today, thanks to the FAFCI, more thanks 200,000 women and thousands of families have been able to escape poverty. She ended by reiterating her determination to work more for the well-being of women.
After the hearing Mr. Mabingue N’Gom, Regional Director of UNFPA set the scene for this meeting. “We have just paid a courtesy call on Madam First Lady Dominique Ouattara. (…) We took the opportunity to award a special prize to the First Lady of Côte d’Ivoire for her work, her action and commitment to the mother and the child and the empowerment of girls. This is an important symbol that testifies her commitment for the well-being of the mother and the child in Côte d’Ivoire and beyond.
Note that this prize is composed of a trophy and a certificate of recognition.