Monthly Archives: June 1975

18 June 1975 – World Conference on Women, Mexico

As the world’s first woman Prime Minister, the UN Conference on Women, being held fifteen years after her first election, saw Mrs Bandaranaike delivering the keynote address in Mexico. Articulating the role of women and emphasizing their contribution at the Conference, Mrs Bandaranaike said “We are not here only to demolish discrimination but to envision

10 June 1975 – International Labour Organisation Sessions, Geneva

Mrs Bandaranaike was a special guest at the session of the International Labour Organisation, held in the International Women’s Year, and devoted to the role of women in human progress. Delivering the keynote address at the General Assembly, she called for renewed commitment in working towards the progress of peace, justice and equality.During her stay