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.
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.
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, has said that the Sharjah International Award for Refugee Advocacy and Support should be commended for making the refugee issue more relatable by bringing the human face of the crisis to the fore.
The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) on Thursday said that it had conducted additional 38,000 COVID-19 tests which helped it tot trace 563 new cases.
Dubai Municipality said JBR beach, Al Mamzar, Jumeirah and Umm Suqeim beaches will open to public from Friday May 29.
Wastewater is not in any way wasted and in fact has given birth to a network of man-made lakes which have become a sanctuary for even migratory birds in Sharjah.