The UAE’s delegation was led by Hessa Tahlak, Assistant Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Community Development. Photo: WAM
"Our Founding Father, His Highness Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan left us a rich legacy that provides the vision to continue building a prosperous and tolerant society based on the principle of empowering women and girls. This vision is also supported by H.H. Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women's Union, President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, and Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation, who leads the national efforts to empower women."
On the side-lines of the session, the UAE also co-hosted a discussion on amplifying the role of women in post-conflict reconstruction with the Georgetown Institute of Women, Peace, and Security, the UN Peacebuilding Support Office and Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs, and UN Women.
During the discussion, Tahlak underlined the crucial link between regional and global women's empowerment strategies in the area of peace and security and highlighted the UAE’s efforts to advance women, peace, and security agenda in the Arab region - including the new Military and Peacekeeping Training programme with UN Women.
Also, the UAE participated in an event with fellow members of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, OIC, on national efforts to advance gender equality and empower women and girls. She outlined the UAE’s initiatives and programmes aimed at empowering women - both within its borders and globally.
Tahlak also noted that the UAE would work together with OIC member states and partners to realising gender equality and women’s empowerment.
On the side-lines of the session, the UAE delegation attended the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s voluntary presentation on women’s empowerment and the link to sustainable development and commended the Kingdom for the proactive and positive steps it has taken on this subject, including Vision 2030.
During his participation in the High-Level Meeting on Climate and Sustainable Development for All, convened by Maria Fernanda Espinosa, President of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, Dr Thani Bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment, reiterated the country’s green commitment and support for ambitious and innovative global climate action.
In an effort to share its pioneering experience with the world, the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU), showcased its “Global Benchmarking Framework and Data Set for Online, Open, Smart and Technology-enhanced Higher Education” while participating in the UnescoMobile Learning Week 2019, held recently in Paris.
The UAE called on the UN to hold Member States accountable for terrorism financing during a UN Security Council Open Debate on combating terrorism financing presided by France’s Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian.
UAE Minister Dr Anwar Gargash emphasised that the conflict in Yemen and the humanitarian suffering in many parts of the country are the direct results of the illegal and violent overthrow in 2014 of the legitimate government of Yemen by the Houthi militia.
Philippine Consul General in Dubai and the Northern Emirates Paul Raymund Cortes on Sunday evening thanked the UAE government and other UAE homegrown organisations for making the 121st anniversary of the proclamation of Philippine independence momentous and memorable.
Following the roaring success of the International Day of Yoga during the past four years, the Consulate General of India in Dubai and various Indian community organisations have geared up to repeat the success for the fifth consecutive year.
The Court of Appeal in Fujairah has looked into the murder case of an Asian worker by his colleague in a labour accommodation in the emirate. According to the police records, the defendant who was a flatmate of the victim, was consuming alcohol excessively with five others on the day of the incident. The defendant and the victim entered into a heated discussion. The accused assaulted the victim and stabbed him with a knife in the abdomen. The suspect was subsequently arrested by the police after an attempt to rescue the victim.