Her Majesty grants audience to delegation heads
By Rosli Abidin Yahya

Her Majesty Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Saleha consented to receive the heads of delegations for the 12th Asean Confederation of Women's Organisation (ACWO) General Assembly (GA) during an audience held at the Istana Nurul Iman over the weekend.

Among them were ACWO President (2004 - 2006) Datin Hajah Masni Haji Mohd Ali, Brunei Darussalam Council of Women President Datin Hajah Fatimah Dato Seri Setia Abang Haji Razali, and 12th ACWO GA Organising Committee Advisor Datin Paduka Hajah Jusnani Haji Lawie.

The event - which concluded yesterday - was hosted by Brunei Darussalam.

The opening ceremony was graced by Her Majesty Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Saleha last Friday afternoon.

The event saw a total of six working papers presented in three plenary sessions by regional women experts in Info-Communication Technology.

During the farewell ceremony, the resolution taken during the assembly was read. The draft resolution was handed over to the President of the Council of Women of Brunei Darusssalam.

Farewell speeches were also delivered by representatives of ACWO delegations.

The event was themed 'ICT Empowerment, E-Commerce and E-Government - Bringing a Higher Quality of Life in ASEAN.'

ACWO was formally established at a meeting in Jakarta, Indonesia on Nov 20, 1981. It has been an institutional framework to bring together women voluntary organisations in the Asean region to work towards the full integration of women in development. - Borneo Bulletin (20th Nov 2006)