Ivanka Trump Returns To Diplomacy At UN, Touting Women’s Initiative
The president’s daughter returned to her role as a diplomat last week at the United Nations General Assembly, CNN reported.
Trump was in New York to “promote her Women's Global Development and Prosperity (W-GDP) initiative,” and for another shot at practicing “diplomacy on the world stage, a role she's embraced with mixed reviews, hamstrung by her father's mercurial tendencies and policies that are sometimes at odds with her objectives.”
After becoming a full-time adviser to the president in 2017, Trump set about fashioning a response to global women’s issues, formally announcing the W-GDP earlier this year.
The goal of the program, which is to empower women across the globe, will be accomplished through three pillars, Trump said last week at the Concordia Annual Summit: “education, entrepreneurship and eliminating legal, regulatory and cultural barriers to women's economic participation.”
CNN noted that Trump has successfully “built bipartisan relationships and navigated the difficult terrain of Capitol Hill on the topics of tax reform and the child tax credit, as well as paid family leave,” during her time in Washington, D.C.
She also has made inroads with key world leaders, which includes “appearing in a high-visibility role alongside her father as he made a historic trip to the Demilitarized Zone of North Korea in June and attending multiple bilateral meetings at the G20 in Osaka.”