Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, President of the General Women’s Union, Chair of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, and Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation “Mother of the Nation”, the UAE national plan to implement Resolution 1325 issued by the United Nations Security Council. In a precedent, the first of its kind at the level of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf, as an extension of the UAE’s efforts to enhance the participation of women in peace and security.
Her Highness said – on this occasion -: “I am pleased to salute, appreciate and cherish the efforts of the General Women’s Union work team and all national entities,“ federal, local and civil society institutions ”participating in the work of the UAE national plan. I would also like to value the support of UN Women. To implement global commitments on women, peace and security, and its sublime role as a global champion of women and girls’ issues.
She added, “We have to emphasize that Arab women and all women of the world have never lost sight of our development vision to build their capabilities and develop their skills in all fields and sectors, as well as extend a helping hand at every juncture that women go through with a tragedy or distress, and from this standpoint the UAE is keenly keen.” On strengthening international partnerships and global institutional frameworks aimed at consolidating gender equality, cooperation and partnership based on the advancement of women, as well as its continuous support for humanitarian and charitable work organizations at the regional and global level, to advance humanitarian and women’s work forward and contribute to improving women’s lives as part of building safe societies. And stable. “
Her Highness said: “In this context, we would like to express our unlimited confidence in the ability of effective women to bring peace and establish security … We continue to support women and overcome all obstacles that may stand in their way and provide them with everything they need to be always up to the expectations.” It has levels of distinction and an influential contribution to spreading and strengthening the culture of dialogue and peace, and to achieving security, stability and development for its society and the world at large. “
She explained, “We are in the prime of the” year of fifty “for the United Arab Emirates. We are all proud and proud and our country is recording honorable achievements, unique experiences and pioneering initiatives in the file of support and empowerment of women, which has placed it among the world’s best civilized, progressive, developed and open countries, bearing love, peace, human brotherhood, coexistence and acceptance of the other And it supports everyone in misfortunes, accidents and calamities, complementing a wonderful humanitarian and civilizational path that has been based on it since it was founded by the late leader Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, “may God have mercy on him”, with his brothers the rulers of the Emirates who developed a firm approach entitled union, will, hope, optimism, good planning and investing opportunities. .
Her Highness affirmed: “The UAE’s reaching advanced levels in positioning women’s support as a fundamental pillar of development contributed to the country’s leading of a number of global indicators related to supporting women’s rights and empowerment, which were achieved thanks to the enlightened vision of the wise leadership of the UAE, headed by His Highness Sheikh Khalifa. Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the State, “may God protect him”, and his brother His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, “may God protect him.”And His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, and their brothers, the members of the Supreme Council of the Union, rulers of the Emirates, which were keen to integrate the protection of women’s rights and interests into the rules, regulations and legislation of the state, and promote them into a national will and culture, by strengthening The ability of women to play their role in social, economic and political activities, raising the level of women’s participation in decision-making and management, and supporting them to become leaders in all fields.
Her Highness continued: “In light of this, we look forward to the national plan of the United Arab Emirates as an opportunity to explore more areas of international cooperation, exchange experiences, join efforts and coordinate programs and initiatives, in a way that contributes to narrowing the development gap between women in different countries, and granting a wider space for women to participate alongside.” A man in achieving the desired progress for the world in all its competitions, in order to advance the ability of his people to overcome the existing challenges and cross over to opportunities that achieve peace, prosperity and progress with them.
Her Highness concluded: “We are pleased to affirm the UAE’s keenness to carry out its efforts to promote equality between men and women as a basic policy for the state and to unleash the important role that women play in advancing the process of sustainable development. We also affirm the UAE’s keenness to support the programs and initiatives of UN Women aimed at building A better future for women in the UAE and the world. “
In this regard, His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, affirmed that the UAE believes in the important and fundamental role of women in all fields, as it is one of the pillars of the development vision that leads all societies to development, progress and prosperity.
His Highness indicated that the launch of the UAE’s national plan to implement Resolution 1325 issued by the United Nations Security Council comes as an affirmation of the importance of the role that women play in the peace and security sectors.
He added that the UAE, with the guidance of its wise leadership, has a firm commitment to achieving gender equality and enhancing the role of women in society, and we are proud that women in the UAE have become today a prominent feature in the march of their national achievements at various levels.
His Highness extended a greeting of appreciation and pride to Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, President of the General Women’s Union, Chair of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, and Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation, on the occasion of the launch of the national plan.
For her part, Noura Al-Suwaidi, Secretary General of the General Women’s Union, affirmed that the launch of the UAE’s national plan to implement Resolution / 1325 / issued by the United Nations Security Council represents a major qualitative leap in promoting internationally recognized standards for women’s participation in the peace and security sectors. In a way that embodies the UAE’s ambition towards leadership and emphasizes its pivotal position in the agenda of women, peace and security in the country’s vision for the future and its endeavor to support and empower women and girls at the global level, thanks to the complementarity of roles among all sectors of the state, in light of the support and guidance of the wise leadership, and the enlightened vision of Her Highness Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak .
The General Secretary of the General Women’s Union explained:The UAE National Plan aims to achieve a response to gender needs in foreign policies, especially those related to humanitarian aid for women and girls and within efforts to prevent and combat violent extremism, as well as in planning and implementing the emergency response system and crisis management and integrating gender-based analysis within the scope of peace efforts. In addition to promoting gender equality in the field of humanitarian aid, achieving effective participation of women in conflict prevention, increasing their participation in peacebuilding activities, training women military officers in the field of professional development, as well as enhancing women’s participation in the political field in the United Arab Emirates. “And support the women, peace and security agenda through national and international programs, and enhance the role of decision-makers in the Arab Gulf region and the international community to build their capacities in the field of supporting women’s contributions to the peace building process.”
Her Excellency affirmed that the UAE government is working to develop and implement various message campaigns to encourage support for the objectives of the UAE National Action Plan, in addition to building the capacity of government officials on the agenda for women, peace and security, and female employees in the UAE government to identify professional development and employment commitments that aim to ensure representation. Equality and clarification of visions from women during the decision-making process, as well as encouraging other countries to develop their national action plans for women, peace and security, through multilateral partnerships at the diplomatic level, as well as at the regional level with security partners.
She said: “The United Arab Emirates supports the role of women in building peace as a leader and decision-maker within the frameworks of formal and informal processes, as a founding member of the United Nations National Focal Point Network on Women, Peace and Security, and one of the countries participating in the presentation of the Security Council resolution / 2242 /, in addition to being an international investor of more than 2 billion US dollars in 113 countries in the field of setting up programs related to the protection and empowerment of women and girls, provided that the percentage of foreign aid allocated to the empowerment and protection of women and girls increases to high percentages of the total funds allocated during 2021 The UAE is confident that this goal, which includes achieving gender equality and empowering and protecting women and girls, is a goal consistent with the United Nations Declaration on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
For her part, Dr. Moza Al Shehhi, Director of the United Nations Women’s Liaison Office for the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf, said that UN Women welcomes the great support given by the UAE government to the file of women, peace and security, especially since this important launch of the UAE’s national plan is a stone. The basis for uniting the efforts of all government agencies to work according to a specific methodology and frameworks to activate the outputs of Security Council Resolution 1325 on women, peace and security, which urged all member states of the United Nations to implement national plans on which these countries’ efforts are based on empowering women in peace and security, as national action plans are considered The main means for UN member states to translate international efforts on women, peace and security into national policies and programs, and from there into reality at the national and international levels.
She added: “We are pleased today that the United Arab Emirates join the ranks of countries that launch national plans to support this important file, as the UAE National Action Plan will strengthen the UAE’s role as a pioneering country in the field of security and peace, especially by providing training in the issues of women, security and peace, and crowning it.” Its continuous support for women in the political and economic fields, especially in the phase of combating “Covid 19” and beyond, the authority is also proud of the good and solid relations that it brings together in the UAE, which resulted in many successful projects and initiatives, perhaps the most prominent of which is the initiative of His Highness Sheikha Fatima Mubarak to empower women in Peace and securityWhich is considered a pioneering training program to build cadres and share experiences to advance this agenda that the United Nations attaches to the utmost importance, and directly contributes to achieving the goals of the UAE national plan, in addition to increasing efficiency in responding to the needs of women not only in the UAE but also around the world.
For their part, officials of the entities involved in preparing the national plan for the United Arab Emirates to implement Resolution / 1325 / issued by the United Nations Security Council confirmed that the state’s national plan represents a new support for the agenda of women, peace and security at the regional and global levels, which reflected the state’s keenness to achieve Equality on the levels of peace and security.
Under the launch of the UAE’s national plan to implement Resolution / 1325 / issued by the United Nations Security Council, which was adopted as a priority for the UAE’s membership in the UN Security Council, the UAE will join with 84 other countries that have developed national action plans to support this important file that attracts attention. Internationally.
Commenting on the launch of the plan, Her Excellency Reem Bint Ibrahim Al Hashemi, Minister of State for International Cooperation, said: “The UAE, as the first Gulf state to develop a national action plan on women, peace and security, has emphasized the important role of women in preventing and resolving conflicts, in negotiations, building and peacekeeping. , The humanitarian response, and in post-conflict reconstruction, “noting that the success of developing the National Action Plan reflects the UAE leadership’s belief in the concepts of justice, equality and basic respect for human rights. In the context of strengthening internationally recognized standards for peacemaking and conflict resolution within the framework of the National Action Program, the UAE aims to contribute to dialogue and work at the global level regarding the participation of women in government and society.
His Excellency Matar Salem Ali Al Dhaheri, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Defense indicated that the UAE’s national plan confirms the state’s support for empowering women in all sectors, and the effective contribution to consolidating their role in maintaining peace and security, which will contribute to preparing women cadres at a high level of professional training, not only in The domestic military field field, but also in many international initiatives in various fields of policy-making, which guarantee the rights of women in conflict and war zones, and their participation in the drafting of laws and peaceful negotiations that guarantee them and their families all the rights guaranteed to them, according to international treaties, laws and legislation that guarantee The rights of women and their children, in a way that makes them qualified and able to play an active role, in establishing and preserving the foundations of regional and international security and peace, and in achieving peace and development around the world.
For his part, His Excellency Judge Dr. Saeed Ali Bahbouh Al Naqbi, Acting Undersecretary of the Ministry of Justice, affirmed the ministry’s keenness to actively participate alongside the bodies and ministries concerned with supporting and empowering women in the peace and security sectors, pointing out that women in the UAE are effectively half of society. Along with men in all areas of life without exception, which did not come out of nowhere, but rather came from the complete belief of the founders of the state in these axioms since the establishment of the state and what was stated in its constitution, which approved the principle of equality between it and men, along with the efforts and achievements of Her Highness Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak in the file of support and empowerment of Emirati women.
For his part, His Excellency Mohammed Saeed Al Niyadi, Director General of the General Authority for Islamic Affairs and Endowments, affirmed that the national plan for the UAE will contribute to advancing the agenda of women, peace and security at the regional and global levels, noting that the authority supports all efforts, initiatives and directives that call for the adoption of national policies and programs. Which is looking into integrating women’s needs in various fields, especially enabling them to place their fingerprints in a balanced manner with their male partner to face emerging challenges, and the mechanism for dealing with them and addressing them in line with international standards, so the authority has embarked on this culture among all its workers through various available means and raising the cultural aspect And awareness raising in this area, and we still have many proactive plans to support this approach.
Her Excellency Mona Ghanem Al Marri, Vice-President of the Emirates Council for Gender Balance, said that the successes achieved by the UAE in the issue of gender balance globally came as a result of constructive cooperation and concerted efforts between all ministries and government agencies at the state level, inspired by the vision of the wise leadership and a translation of its directives that The UAE is at the forefront of the world in all fields with a positive and effective contribution to international efforts, which is what is being worked on in the national action plan to activate Security Council Resolution No. 1325 on Women, Peace and Security, which is supervised by the General Women’s Union, referring to the UAE’s adoption of this UN resolution. Her keenness to apply it at the global level because of the balanced participation of women with men, especially in leadership positions and decision-making centers, of influential results in achieving sustainability, security, peace and stability for all, confirming the Emirates Council for Gender Balance’s keenness to contribute effectively to these effortsIntegrated patriotism to fulfill the state’s obligations globally through new qualitative initiatives in addition to fruitful partnerships locally and internationally.
On a related note, Major Dr. Amal Sabah Qambar, Head of the Specialized Coordination Committee for Women’s Police at the Ministry of Interior, explained that the Ministry is working within an integrated governmental work system to ensure that women occupy a special importance in the areas of achieving security, stability, peace and police work at all levels, so the ministry is keen In achieving this goal by strengthening legislation and adopting supportive initiatives, and actively participating in international efforts, covenants and treaties to overcome all challenges, including active participation in the formulation and implementation of the National Strategy for the Empowerment of Women in the fields of peace and security, which was launched under the chairmanship of the General Women’s Union, in a way that enhances From the position of the state and its good reputation in the fields of protecting women, providing them with support and empowering them in all security and police fields, while providing them with all forms of support and assistance in all fields of work.
And he participated in preparing the national plan for the United Arab Emirates to implement Resolution / 1325 / issued by the United Nations Security Council, which heads the General Women’s Union, the task force committee commissioned by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, 14 national entities, “federal, local, and civil society institutions.” The membership of the committee, represented by the Federal National Council, the Ministry of Defense, the Ministry of the Interior, the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, the Ministry of Culture and Youth, the Ministry of Economy, the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Health and Community Protection, the Ministry of Justice, the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority The General Authority for Islamic Affairs and Endowments, the Emirates Council for Gender Balance, and the Federal Center for Competitiveness and Statistics, with technical support from the United Nations Office for Women.
It should be noted that the national plan of the United Arab Emirates came after the UAE made pivotal progress in the agenda of women, peace and security, especially after the initiative of Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak to empower women in peace and security, made unprecedented achievements within two years of its establishment. Training of more than 300 women from various Arab, Asian and African countries on peacekeeping operations, which has strengthened the effective and equal participation of women as an effective force in establishing peace and establishing security, increasing the effectiveness of security forces and deepening their knowledge and understanding of gender equality and women’s rights.