UN Special Coordinator Meets Female Cadets of the Lebanese Army
UN Special Coordinator Joanna Wronecka congratulated today the 46 recently graduated Lebanese female military cadets during a meeting held at the military academy.
The female cadets represent around 50 percent of all officers who graduated this year on Lebanon’s Army Day on 1 August, setting a first in the 77-year history of the Lebanese army where almost equal numbers of men and women become military officers.
Exhibiting pride in their achievement, the cadets cited psychological and physical stress among the challenges they faced but underlined that those too were overcome with perseverance and determination.
“What a big leap for Lebanon and the Lebanese army, particularly in the implementation of Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security,” the Special Coordinator said.
She promised to present this development during her next briefing to the UN Security Council as an important achievement for the Lebanese army in promoting gender equality.