Ivanka Trump's appreciation of the UAE’s efforts in granting women equal opportunities to contribute for the progress of the country is well-merited. WAM
Being sensitive to and acting towards the fulfilment of the rights of individuals, particularly of women and girls, will unclasp and unburden society of all existing and persistent socio-economic and political issues and challenges.
This came when a UAE delegation led by Zaki Nusseibeh, Minister of State, co-hosted the "International Conference on Ending Sexual and Gender-based Violence in Humanitarian Crises" which was held in Oslo, Norway on May 23-24, 2019.
President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan has issued the Presidential Resolution No. (1) of 2019 towards raising women’s representation in the Federal National Council (FNC) to 50 per cent with effect from the upcoming legislative cycle.
COVID-19 is posing the greatest test ever to humanity on both the health and economic fronts. Confirmed coronavirus cases have approached one million around the world as Europe reels from the pandemic and the United States has reported record numbers of people out of work.
Voting ended on Thursday in Labour’s leadership election, before Jeremy Corbyn’s long, five-month goodbye ends on Saturday. Even some one-time supporters can’t wait for him to leave the stage. “I wish he would just go away,” one MP groaned.
With the increasing number of infections, and sadly deaths, from COVID-19 the world has changed. (“US virus toll exceeds official China tally,” April 1, Gulf Today).
On March 27, Pope Francis was standing alone in an empty St Peter’s Square. Media from around the globe showed an iconic image of a man alone under the rain. Usually the Urbi et Orbi blessing is given on Christmas and Easter,