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NIGERIA:

The Nigerian Ambassador noted the need for respect of each nation"s sovereignty in the implementation of the Programme of Action. Gender equality and the empowerment of women are vital. The Programme of Action must be backed by financial support and countries must consider specific targets for assistance, especially to improve education, reduce infant and maternal mortality and provide health services. Increased coordination is needed among all relevant UN agencies.