The United Nations Population Fund Suriname celebrated Nelson Mandela on July 18th on the 10th anniversary of the International Mandela Day by providing a presentation regarding SDG 5, Gender Equality. This presentation was conducted by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and Bureau Gender Affairs (BGA) from the Ministry of Home affairs. Although the focus of this presentation was primarily on the Gender Vision Policy Document 2021-2035 and Gender Action Plan 2019-2020 that were presented on July 5th, 2019 by the government of Suriname, Mandela’s values and dedication to conflict resolution, race relations, human rights, reconciliation, gender equality, the rights of children and other vulnerable groups, as well as the fight against poverty and the promotion of social justice were also highlighted. The students of the Academy for Higher Art and Culture Education (AHKCO), who were part of the audience, were also encouraged to take action and inspire change by devoting time to community service, but to also think about creative ways to inform the general public regarding Gender Equality.
Original story posted on UN Suriname website