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Sheikha Fatima, UN Women Executive Director explore cooperation

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ABU DHABI, 6th September, 2022 (WAM) — H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women’s Union (GWU), President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, and Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation, has discussed with Dr. Sima Bahous, Executive Director of UN Women, the well-established strategic relations between the UAE and UN Women and their joint efforts to build a better future for women in the UAE and around the world.

During a phone call, H.H. Sheikha Fatima commended the UN Women’s efforts and its pioneering role in supporting women issues across all fronts globally, based on its relentless quest to convey an inspiring message to the world that “women are the pillar of a flourishing civilisation and the centre for creating a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world.”

Dr. Bahous, in turn, expressed her wishes for the success of the International Conference on Women, Peace, and Security, which will be hosted by the UAE capital, Abu Dhabi, from 8th to 10th September. It will be organised by the General Women’s Union in cooperation with the Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, UN Women and the League of Arab States.

“The Commission is proud to participate in such an important forum that joins the world under one umbrella and comes in line with the UN’s efforts to advance gender equality in all fields, especially in the peace and security sectors,” she added.

The phone call touched on the common concern to discuss paths of cooperation for gender equality and women’s empowerment, alongside issues of mutual concern.

The UN Women Executive Director expressed her appreciation for Sheikha Fatima’s efforts in empowering Emirati women to play their leading role in community service through strategies and programmes presented by the General Women’s Union, which had a significant impact on Emirati women’s positions.

She also appreciated the role of Sheikh Fatima and her patronage of many programmes, initiatives and development plans to advocate for women worldwide, giving Sheikha Fatima regional and international praise for her sincere efforts to enhance the presence of women in various aspects of life, especially in the peace and security sectors.

Dr. Bahous highlighted the UN Women keenness to deepen cooperation and continue implementing the UN fifth sustainable development goal to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.

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