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Remarks by Ambassador Lisa Peterson: International Day of Rural Women – Swaziland Rural Women’s Assembly

Manzini Regional Administrator; Cebile Dlamini, Secretary General of Swaziland Rural Women’s Assembly; Representatives of Non-Governmental Organizations and Civil Society, Good morning. I am honored to be part of this event to celebrate and raise the voices of rural women in Eswatini.  I applaud the work of Swaziland Rural Women’s Assembly  to break barriers for women, ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Lisa Peterson: International Breast & Cervical Cancer Awareness Month Launch

Minister for Health Senior Government Officials It is an honor to be with you today to mark the launch of Breast and Cervical Cancer Awareness Month.  I trust you are familiar with the U.S. Government’s work in the fight against HIV and AIDS, but you may be less aware that this work has expanded to ...
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Press Release: Eswatini makes progress in eliminating child labor

Eswatini makes progress in eliminating child labor In 2018, Eswatini made progress toward eliminating the worst forms of child labor according to a newly released report from the U.S. Department of Labor. In the 18th annual edition of the U.S. report ‘Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor’, U.S. Department of Labor investigators found ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Lisa Peterson: 243rd U.S. Independence Day Celebrations

Your Royal Highness, Prince David, Representative of His Majesty the King; Emakosikati, Your Royal Highnesses; Honorable Chiefs; Royal Councilors; Honorable Ministers; Excellencies, Members of the Diplomatic Corps; Honorable Members of Parliament; Honorable Members of the Judiciary; Members of the Media; Distinguished Guests; Friends; Thank you for joining us, once again, as we commemorate our nation’s ...
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Op-Ed by Ambassador Lisa J Peterson: Thoughts from a “Sleepy Donor”

Op-Ed by Ambassador Lisa J Peterson Thoughts from a “Sleepy Donor” An article in one of the national dailies recently declared:  “Corruption Rife in Eswatini – USA.”  This article, which bore a striking resemblance to a piece on AllAfrica.com, presented the U.S. Department of State’s annual Human Rights Report as if it was predominantly focused ...
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