Kathmandu, March 14:
Minister for Women, Children and Social Welfare Kumar Khadka, who is presently on a visit to the United States of America to participate in the session of the United Nations, today said the Government of Nepal has adopted necessary steps to ensure women's access to all sorts of technology.
At the session, the minister informed that Nepal has envisioned a topic of 'society based on knowledge and digital Nepal' to empower women economically, alleviate poverty and improve human development and maintain good-governance, according to New York-based Nepal's permanent mission for the UN.
Minister Khadka was addressing a ministerial level roundtable discussion with the theme of 'change in working style through technology: utilisation of technology and innovation in empowering women economically,' under the 61st Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women.
Started from March 13 to 24 at the UN Headquarters in New York, the session has been attended by representatives of member states, UN entities and ECOSOC-accredited non-governmental organisations from all regions of the world.
Minister Khadka also participated in the inaugural session. The minister is scheduled to address the main session of the Commission on Wednesday.