SLW concludes New York visit (with photos)

     The Secretary for Labour and Welfare, Dr Law Chi-kwong, concluded his duty visit to New York on March 15 (New York time).

     During the visit, he attended the 62nd session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women as part of the Chinese delegation and took part in a ministerial segment on women's access to the media as well as information and communications technologies for their advancement and empowerment. Dr Law also officiated at a luncheon jointly organised by the Hong Kong Association of New York, Asian Women in Business and the International Women's Entrepreneurial Challenge Foundation.

     Before departing for Hong Kong, Dr Law met with the Commissioner of the New York City Human Resources Administration and the Department of Homeless Services (DHS), Mr Steven Banks, to exchange views on poverty alleviation and provision of social services. He learnt the measures undertaken by the DHS in collaboration with other public agencies and non-profit partners to provide various support services for homeless people in the city.

     Dr Law and his delegation will arrive in Hong Kong in the evening on March 16.

Ends/Friday, March 16, 2018
Issued at HKT 9:38