Arsovska Tomovska at the inaugural World Women's Health and Development Forum

New York, 12th February 2015

Deputy Minister of Information Society and Administration Marta Arsovska Tomovska participated in the first inaugural World Women's Health and Development Forum in New York, on the 11th and 12th of February 2015. She was among keynote speakers at the opening session, together with The Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-Moon and Veronika Skvortsova, Minister of Health of the Russian Federation, as well as senior representatives from international organizations.


"The Government of Republic of Macedonia continuously adopts programs which contain activities referring to women's well being. Promoting women's health, as well as raising the quality and accessibility of health services are significant part of the Gender Equality Strategy", - said Deputy Minister Arsovska Tomovska, adding that, supporting education of women and girls in the ICT sector is also in line with one of the Millenium Development Goals.


"To bring particular attention in promoting gender equality and empowerment of women through information and communication technologies, in 2012 Republic of Macedonia joined the International Telecommunication Union initiative "Technology need Girls" and observes national "Girls in ICT Day" every April, said Arsovska Tomovska. A Forum Declaration on women’ s health and sustainable development that defines diverse mobilisation campaigns, strategies and partnerships in this field, was adopted at the end of the Forum.


The Forum, organised by the Royal Academy of Science International Trust (RASIT), in partnership with the United Nations Department of Economics and Social Affairs, took place at the United Nations Headquarters. During visit in New York, Arsovska Tomovska made numerous bilateral meetings with senior participants from around the world, exchanging knowledge and experiences about topics discussed at the World Forum.



Ministry of Information Society and Administration