‘Because she is a woman, she has got our support’
U.N. Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka quietly acknowledged that she and U.N. Women support Hillary Clinton’s candidacy for the presidency, although she stopped short of a full endorsement.
“Whenever there’s a woman candidate, our support is necessarily behind that candidate,” she said in an interview Monday. “Because she is a woman, she has got our support.” She said it would be “odd” if they were to support anyone else, since increasingwomen’s representation in government is a major priority for the organization.
The comments came on International Women’s Day, amid events in more than 40 countries to demand gender equality and in anticipation of the Commission on the Status of Women.