PH reelected to UN bodies on status of women, science and tech

DFA: PH reelected to UN bodies on status of women, science and tech

/ 07:55 PM April 13, 2024

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines was reelected to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) and the Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD), the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said.

According to the DFA on Friday, the elections were held on April 9 at the 12th plenary meeting of the United Nations (UN) Economic and Social Council in New York.

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“The Philippines will continue its active engagement in the CSW and CSTD and contribute in the work programs and initiatives of these two important UN bodies,” Antonio Lagdameo, Philippine Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the UN, said.


The term of the Philippines in the CSW will be from 2025 to 2029, while its term in the CSTD will be from 2025 to 2028.

Meanwhile, the DFA said the reelection shows the trust of the international community in the Philippines and vowed the country will continue to contribute towards advancements in gender equality and science and technology.

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“With its reelection to the two UN bodies, the Philippines continues to have the opportunity and global platforms to share its experiences and best practices on gender equality, women empowerment, and STI advancements,” the DFA said.

“The Philippines’ re-election to the two UN bodies indicates the trust and recognition of the international community to Philippine expertise and concrete contribution to the issues of gender equality, women empowerment and transformative role of STI in sustainable development,” it added.

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