Quraishi named U.S. Delegate to UN Commission on the Status of Women

Assistant Professor of Law Asifa Quraishi was named U.S. delegate to the 54th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women in February. Quraishi attended the session between March 1 and March 12, 2010 where she was one of five Public Delegates who accompanied Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Ambassadors Susan Rice, Melanne Verveer and Rick Barton, and Deputy Head of Delegation Meryl Frank. The Commission's goal is to undertake a fifteen-year review of the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action as well as a review of the outcomes of the twenty-third special session of the General Assembly.

Submitted by Erin Syth on March 15, 2010

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