“Assisting the Economic Empowerment of Women in Latin America and the Caribbean in the Post-Pandemic of COVID-19” is an initiative that is designed by keeping the prior essential points of United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Taiwan is initiating this new programme for its diplomatically associated members. It was highlighted by the top diplomatic officials On October 12, 2021.
Michael Chau-Horng Lin, Taiwanese Ambassador to St. Kitts and Nevis, said, “The focus of this project on women is corresponding to the objectives and the core values of the United Nations (UN) entity for gender equality and the empowerment of women.”
St. Kitts and Nevis are participating in this initiative while being present in the implementing arrangement signing ceremony. Ambassador Lin further noted that the initiative would give technical support for women’s employment, entrepreneurship and financial addition. The ceremony took place at the Taiwan Technical Mission Office in Needsmust. Officials from St. Kitts and Nevis also attended, including Federal Minister of Social Development Eugene Hamilton, as well as delegates from the Taiwanese Embassy. At the completion of the program in 2022, qualified individuals would be invited to perform their small businesses with financial assistance via the programme.
As an essential step pursuing the SDGs is an important step, although not being a member of the United Nations. Ambassador Lin said that efforts to obtain such identification would proceed.
Lin said, “I would like to emphasize that we are resolute in our drive to join the United Nations as we will continue to work with St. Kitts and Nevis to pursue the goals set by the United Nations.”
He clearly highlighted Minister Hamilton’s advocacy in assistance of Taiwan’s entry to the World Health Organization at the international conferences.
The minister noted that this new initiative is most welcomed as it complements the local government’s programming and stimulus relief efforts to empower women, single families and small businesses that have been hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.