H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, met today with Sima Bahous, Executive Director of United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), and Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations, on the sidelines of the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly.
During the meeting, which was held at the Permanent Mission of the United Arab Emirates to the United Nations in New York, both sides discussed how a whole-of-society approach can drive the women’s empowerment and gender equality agenda forward.
H.H. Sheikh Abdullah welcomed Executive Director Bahous’ visit earlier this month to the UAE. Both sides discussed the UAE’s efforts in areas of women’s empowerment across all segments of society, as well as mutual cooperation efforts between UN Women and the UAE, including through the UN Women Liaison Office for the GCC in Abu Dhabi.
The two also discussed the critical role of women in conflict prevention and resolution as well as in peacebuilding. In this regard, they discussed continued cooperation through the UAE’s Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Women Peace and Security training initiative, in partnership with UN Women.
The meeting was attended by Reem bint Ibrahim Al Hashemy, Minister of State for International Cooperation; and Ambassador Lana Nusseibeh, Assistant Minister for Political Affairs and Permanent Representative of the UAE to the United Nations.
Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation