Mona Ghanem Al Marri, Vice-President of the UAE Gender Balance Council, Director General of the Dubai Government Media Office, has confirmed the lofty meanings embodied in the second of December, adding that the UAE presented to the world, on this day in 1971, a pioneering model of a union built on strong foundations and values. Noble, affirming respect, love, peace, tolerance and coexistence between different races and cultures, with attention to man and science are two main pillars of development and progress. “We see today the fruits of these authentic values, which the UAE was founded on, the efforts of the founding father of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, God willing, and the founding fathers, represented by diverse achievements and innovative projects throughout the country, which stand witness to the sincerity of intentions,” she said. The strong will and the unique cohesion of its kind globally between the people and its leadership, to provide the UAE through this march integrated development experience, increasingly entrenched with the successive achievements and pioneering projects of our leadership, whose returns exceed the limits of the state to influence globally.
Mona Al Marri said that gender balance and support and success of the role of women were among the inherent values of the state, which was confirmed by the vision of the father, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, God bless him, and included in the legislation and laws, as the Constitution of the State on the principle of equality and equality Opportunities for all, in access to education, work and employment, and access to services in all its forms, which contributed to the achievement of the successes of Emirati women today in various fields and jobs, and to play their national role as a major partner in the overall development, and reach the UAE to this global position Lise.
She explained that the UAE Gender Balance Council, chaired by the wife of HH Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, HH Sheikha Manal bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has implemented many initiatives and projects, inspired by the vision and guidance of our leadership to promote this supportive march. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, affirmed the importance of gender balance in the issue of gender balance.
Al-Marri pointed out that the Council was keen to build fruitful partnerships with state institutions and many countries of the world and international organizations, in order to achieve the national goals set by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, to reduce the gender gap in all sectors of the state. To enhance the competitiveness of the UAE globally, and to make it a model in the field of gender balance, the Council, tasked by the Council of Ministers, to enumerate and review a number of legislation and laws related to this file, and made, in cooperation and coordination with the federal authorities concerned, proposals on filling the gaps in them. To a proposal New legislation and policies.
Support and format
Mona Al Marri pointed to initiatives undertaken by the Council over the past four years as part of a strategic plan emanating from the objectives and mandates entrusted to the UAE to reach the list of the top 25 countries in the world in the gender balance index of the United Nations Development Program by 2021. The 50th anniversary of the founding of the state, noting that these initiatives were achieved as a result of the support given by the wise leadership of the gender balance file, as a national priority within the UAE Vision 2021, and as a result of cooperation and full coordination with the ministries and government agencies concerned at the state level, and partnerships Distinguish with countries, institutions and organizations with distinctive experience and expertise in gender balance policies, such as UN-Women, OECD, IMF, World Bank and European Union. The most important of these initiatives is the Global Balance Rings, a strategic and ongoing initiative, through which the Council seeks to provide an inspiring platform for leaders and experts from various countries, institutions and international organizations, to promote global dialogue on the best policies in support of gender balance at all levels Gap through innovative ideas and effective solutions to achieve the desired positive change, and accelerate the pace of work to achieve the fifth goal of the Sustainable Development Goals 2030, on balancing and empowering all women and girls. From New York and Washington in 2017, Brussels in 2018, and Dubai in February last part of the World Summit on the work of governments. In 2017, the Council hosted the UN Secretary-General's High-level Committee on the Economic Empowerment of Women at its first meeting in the Middle East and North Africa, and supervised a specialized workshop at the World Government Summit in Dubai. February 12-14, 2017.
In September 2017, the Council, in collaboration with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), launched the “Gender Balance Guide: Practical Steps for Enterprises in the UAE”, as the first of its kind in the world to support gender balance in the work environment, by clarifying measurements and concrete steps They must be followed to implement the requirements of this balance, set in accordance with the highest international standards and in accordance with the local laws of the United Arab Emirates. In conjunction with the launch of the guide, the Council organized, over two days, seven workshops on gender balance, in cooperation with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, in which global experts in the field of gender attended, and attended by representatives of federal government agencies and private sector institutions, to raise awareness of the guide and its contents and steps to be Taken to promote a gender-supportive work environment and achieve workplace balance requirements. The Council has developed the Gender Balance Index at the national level, in cooperation with the Office of the Prime Minister in the Ministry of Cabinet Affairs and the Future.The UAE government has adopted this index and included it in the main national indicators. The figures and bodies supporting gender balance are honored annually and have had a great impact in encouraging State institutions to implement initiatives and policies that support balance. The Council participated in the 29th session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva in January 2018, as part of the official delegation of the state. He also participated in a global discussion session organized by the General Women's Union on the sidelines of the meeting, which addressed the UAE's efforts in empowering women and achieving gender balance.
Marri: Efforts continue
Mona Ghanem Al Marri said that the council is continuing its efforts as it is currently working, in cooperation with the Ministry of Finance, to develop a government budget for gender balance, and to develop a policy for women's participation in the labor market, and other initiatives that reflect the importance of this file in the country's strategy.
Vice-President of the Council:
"Gender balance and support and success of the role of women were among the inherent values of the state."
“Our initiatives are inspired by the vision of leadership to enhance the role of women and influence globally in gender balance.”