NEW YORK / WAM
The United Arab Emirates has reiterated the importance of the empowerment of women as a critical component of the nationâ€™s development model, and as a necessary condition for achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Noura bint Mohammed Al Kaabi, Minister of State for Federal National Council Affairs, delivered these remarks at the 60th session of the Commission on the Status of Women, CSW, at the United Nations. During the Commissionâ€™s annual two-week session, representatives of UN Member States, civil society organisations and UN entities gather at UN headquarters in New York to discuss emerging issues that affect gender equality and the empowerment of women.
During the session, Minister Noura Al Kaabi underlined the role that the UAE leadership has played in empowering women, saying, â€œNationally, the leadership of the UAE recognises the key role of women as partners in state-building and in achieving inclusive and sustainable development. It is through the consistent and meaningful empowerment of women in a range of priority and decision-making roles that the UAE expects to achieve real progress in our commitment to implement the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action at the domestic level.â€
Al Kaabi went on to praise the key role of the General Womenâ€™s Union in empowering women and enhancing womenâ€™s participation in the national development process.
She continued, â€œThe General Womenâ€™s Union plays an important role in building womenâ€™s and girlsâ€™ capacities in various fields.â€