The first ladies of Panama, Lorena Castillo; Ecuador, Rocío González; and Paraguay, Silvana López, spoke of cooperation to promote projects in favor of children, human rights and empowerment opportunities for women, within the framework of the UN General Assembly.
The Office of the First Lady of Panama reported today that at the meeting the three first ladies "agreed on the interest of promoting the creation of a platform for first Ladies to share plans and projects with international actors, and to establish strategic alliances for their implementation."
The official source recalled that last March during a meeting with the Secretary General of the UN, António Guterres, Castillo "asked him to take into account the first Ladies to widen and enhance the work of this world body in favor of human rights and empowerment of women".
The first ladies agreed to establish communication and coordination channels to support ventures among their countries focused on early childhood, guaranteeing the rights of children and adolescents, respect of human rights, and opportunities for empowerment for women.
They also shared their experiences in combating poverty in their respective countries, in favor of children and women's rights, according to official information.
Castillo, who is also UNAIDS Special Ambassador for Latin America and global spokesperson for the Zero Discrimination movement, shared with her counterparts from Ecuador and Paraguay "the initiatives she leads to raise awareness among the population in general about the harmful effects of discrimination, and promote the rights of people to a full, dignified and productive life".