Ministry of Community Development Youth and Sports

Minister of State Mdm Halimah Yacob to Lead Delegation to the International Forum on Women and Sustainable Development in Beijing, China

Press Release   •   Nov 09, 2011 16:00 SGT

Mdm Halimah Yacob, Minister of State for Community Development, Youth and Sports, will lead a delegation to the International Forum on Women and Sustainable Development in Beijing, China from 9 to 11 November 2011.

The Forum is organised by the All-China Women’s Federation with the support of the Beijing Municipal People’s Government with the theme “Women and Sustainable Development”.

Mdm Halimah will deliver a speech and participate in the High-Level Plenary Session where there will be an exchange of views on countries’ commitments and experiences in pursuing economic growth, social equity and environmental protection as the three pillars of sustainable development. The Forum  is a lead-up to the United Nations (UN) Conference on Sustainable Development in Brazil in 2012 (Rio+20), in commemoration of the 20th Anniversary of the Earth Summit.