The looked polished in a suit as she spoke about the importance of upholding in Afghanistan at the in New York.
Sophie, 57, who is married to , delivered the keynote address at the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan event, part of her busy schedule of engagements for her four-day visit.
The event was hosted by the Group of Friends of Women in Afghanistan and the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace, and Security.
She means business: The Countess of Wessex looked polished in a suit as she spoke about the importance of upholding women’s rights in Afghanistan at the United Nations in New York.
Speaking out: Sophie, 57, who is married to Prince Edward, delivered the keynote address at the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan event
Global leaders: The Countess of Wessex with other attendees at the UN event yesterday
Address: Sophie, seen on screen and on the table at the back, delivered the keynote speech
It brought together experts and leading policy makers across nations and sectors to renew the UN’s commitment to ensuring effective, international mechanisms are in place to uphold the human rights of Afghan women and girls in the region, in the face of unprecedented challenges.
The issue is one close to Sophie’s heart and last year she also was a guest at the 65th Commission on the Status of Women, a virtual event held by the Afghanistan Mission, the Permanent Mission of Afghanistan to the UN.
Earlier on Tuesday Sophie attended a briefing, led by the UK Mission to New York, to hear about the impact of the conflict of Ukrainian women and girls, and the international humanitarian response.
The mother-of-two kicked off her trip on Monday by planting a rosemary bush in the Queen Elizabeth II Garden in Lower Manhattan, wrapping up in a cosy cream coat with a pair of suede black boots.
Passionate: The Countess of Wessex is an advocate of women’s rights in Afghanistan
Global stage: The Countess of Wessex has a busy schedule for her four-day solo visit
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