In a media statement released today Member for Gilmore, Ann Sudmalis announced her acceptance of the position of Federal Coalition delegate to the United Nations General Assembly In the release Ms Sudmalis said "I am passionate about advocating for the rights of women and children in Australia and in developing nations. This opportunity will enable me to see important work achieved by the United Nations first-hand." "As Chair of the Australian Parliamentarians Group on Population Growth and Population Development and Vice Chair of the Asian Forum of Parliamentarians on Population and Development, I have been part of bringing together parliamentarians, NGO’s and stakeholders to work on the issues of women’s health, reproductive rights and access to education and health, as well as women’s empowerment, for the last five years as an MP. "I am also the Chair of the Standing Committee on Indigenous Affairs and a member of the Joint Standing Committee for Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade. I work closely with CARE Australia and the International Women’s Development Agency and currently mentor female parliamentarians in Myanmar. "I look forward to making a contribution to the discussion and forums that are held by the United Nations and seeing first-hand how STEM education initiatives are being pursued by our regional neighbours and global partners. "I will continue to represent my constituents in addition to taking on this role" she concluded.
Above: Member for Gilmore, Ann Sudmalis will be flying the Australian flag at the UN following her announced acceptance of the position of Federal Coalition delegate to the United Nations General Assembly