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Delegation joins women and sports conference

A five-member delegation from Cambodia flew out of Phnom Penh International Airport on Tuesday bound for Los Angeles to attend the 5th World Conference on Women and Sports.

The Cambodians will join delegates from 203 other countries in the three-day conference which begins today.

The event is being organised by the International Olympic Committee, the United States Olympic Committee and the Southern California Committee for the Olympic Games.

Under the theme “Together Stronger: the Future of Sport,” the conference brings together participants and high-level speakers from the sports community, the United Nations system, specialised organisations, governments, the business world and the media.

The IOC says its commitment to gender equality extends well beyond its efforts to increase women’s participation in the Olympic Games, recognising that it is a critical component of effective sports administration.

The world governing body continues to support the promotion of women and girls in sport at all levels and in all structures.

According to National Olympic Committee of Cambodia adviser Ken Gadaffi, who is leading the delegation to Los Angeles, the conference programme features discussion topics that will cover a variety of subjects associated with the efforts to strengthen women’s representation in sport leadership positions.

These include titles such as ‘Leadership views on women in the world of sport,’ ‘Partnerships for progress,’ ‘Setting the pace for a sustainable responsibility,’ ‘Women, sport and the media,’ and ‘Empowering women and girls through education.’

“The last plenary session will be dedicated to the youth to let them share their views on growing up in a gender-balanced sporting society,” said Gadaffi.

Prak Samphos, Chairman of the NOCC’s Women and Sports Committee, Tay Lida, Secretary of the Women and Sports Committee, Top Panha, NOCC Finance Director and Nhan Sokvisal, NOCC Games Coordinator, make up the Cambodian delegation.

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