ABU DHABI, Oct 18 (KUNA) — Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women’s Union and President of UAE’s Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, has called for launching a solidarity campaign on promoting gender equality.
In a statement during the inauguration of the United Nations Women’s Liaison Office for the Gulf Cooperation Council for Arab States (GCC) in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday, she added that the campaign will bring together the GCC’s officials, deans of universities, academic circles and businessmen to advance the women empowerment cause to take their natural role on equal footing with men in areas of work, production and nation-building.
The statement was read out on behalf of Sheikha Fatima by Reem Abdullah Al Falasi, Secretary-General of Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, in the presence of Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, the UN Undersecretary General and Executive Director of UN Women.
Sheikha Fatima, according to the UAE’s state news agency WAM, underlined that this event establishes a new era for cooperation between the UN and GCC states.
She added that the new office will focus on the development of partnership to advance the woman status in the region, and back the GCC governments to promote the gender equality through the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals Agenda 2030.
The UAE’s General Women’s Union has facilitated the opening of the office in order for Emirati women to benefit from the issues of focus at the UN and to support useful trends in several areas, said the statement.
The strategic focus of the office will be to develop partnerships through the provision of advice on strengthening the position of women in the region and supporting the governments of the GCC to strengthen cooperation to ensure a gender perspective during the implementation of the sustainable development agenda for 2030, it reaffirmed. (end)
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