UAE pledges $500,000 to United Nations Women

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UAE pledges $500,000 to United Nations Women

UAE pledges $500,000 to United Nations Women

(New York) – The United Arab Emirates has pledged a sum of $500,000 to UN Women, to be utilised in countering extremism within the context of Women, Peace and Security.
The announcement was made by Ambassador Lana Zaki Nusseibeh, UAE’s Permanent Representative to the United Nation in New York, while delivering a statement to the Security Council during the Open Debate on Women, Peace and Security.
The debate focused on addressing the challenges facing the full implementation of the Women, Peace and Security, WPS, agenda. The debate was convened under the Spanish Presidency, and was presided over by Mariano Rajoy, Prime Minister of Spain. The UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, delivered remarks, followed by the Executive Director of UN Women, Dr. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka. Julienne Lusenge from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Yanar Mohammed from Iraq, and Alaa Murabit from Libya provided briefings.
During her speech, Ambassador Nusseibeh began by welcoming the unanimous adoption of Resolution 2242 by Council members this morning, and announced the UAE’s co-sponsorship of this resolution. She noted the resolution’s important focus on the role of women in countering violent extremism and terrorism.
She added, “Now, more than ever, it is crucial that we recognise the important and necessary contributions that women make in international peace and security efforts We know that empowering women and including their perspectives as part of inclusive peace building is essential to creating functional, just, and stable societies.”
(Courtesy WAM)