Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher gave hope for gender equality: Ban Ki-moon

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Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher of the United Kingdom who paid an official visit to the United Nations on 23 June, held a press conference there after addressing the Second Special Session of the General Assembly on Disarmament. (23/06/1982)

Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher gave hope for gender equality and the empowerment of women.

That's what United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said following the death of the British leader after suffering a stroke on Monday.

The Secretary-General made the remarks during a press conference in The Hague, in the Netherlands.

"As a first woman Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, who has not only demonstrated her leadership but has given such as a great hope for many women's gender equality, gender empowerment that we will owe a great deal to her leadership and I also hope that her leadership will inspire many people around the world for peace and security and human rights." (27")

The Secretary-General conveyed his deepest condolences to the people of Great Britain and the late Prime Minister's family.

Margaret Thatcher, who died at 87 years of age, was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990.

Dianne Penn, United Nations.

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