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Women’s empowerment key to nation’s development

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NEW YORK / WAM

The United Arab Emirates has reiterated the importance of the empowerment of women as a critical component of the nation’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 Commission’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, “Nationally, 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.”
Al Kaabi went on to praise the key role of the General Women’s Union in empowering women and enhancing women’s participation in the national development process.
She continued, “The General Women’s Union plays an important role in building women’s and girls’ capacities in various fields.”

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