Magazine article Anglican Journal

Anglican Women Will Help Mark 50th Anniversary of UN Gathering

Magazine article Anglican Journal

Anglican Women Will Help Mark 50th Anniversary of UN Gathering

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About 100 women from across the Anglican Communion are set to attend the 50th anniversary celebration and meeting of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNC-SW) scheduled Feb. 27 to March 10 in New York.

Archdeacon Taimalelagi F. Tuatagaloa-Matalavea, the Anglican Observer at the UN, has sent out invitations to 68 delegates from the 38 provinces of the Anglican Communion. In addition, the Episcopal Church in the United States plans to send about 30 delegates, and the Anglican Church of Canada, eight. A delegate from Cuba has also been invited. It is the last time the archdeacon will head the Anglican delegation to the UN meeting as her term as Anglican Observer to the UN ends July 1; she will have served five years.

"There are two goals for the Anglican women: To engage as effectively as possible in the UNC-SW process (and) to expand and create enthusiasm for the International Anglican Women's Network (IAWN)," said Canon Alice Medcof, IAWN coordinator. …

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