The campus of His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, Her Highness Sheikha Manal bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, President of the Emirates Council for Gender Balance, President of Dubai Women Foundation congratulated His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President The State, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, 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, His Highness Sheikhs, members of the Supreme Council of Rulers of the Emirates, with the advancement of the state The Emirates are the countries of the world in the female representation ratio in Parliament, in the report of the annual book on global competitiveness, issued by the Global Competitiveness Center of the International Institute for Administrative Development in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Her Highness congratulated and congratulated “Mother of the Emirates”, Her Highness Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak, President of the General Women's Union and President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, Supreme President of the Family Development Foundation on the occasion of this new global achievement, praising Her Highness’s support and care for Emirati Arab women with specific initiatives and programs aimed at advancing them socially And family, educational and professional. Her Highness, President of the Emirates Council for Gender Balance congratulated Emirati women and the people of the Emirates on the UAE's arrival in this prestigious position, which is a global appreciation certificate for the country's efforts in the field of political empowerment of women and support at all levels, as well as reflects the achievements and successes of women in various sectors.
A main pillar
Her Highness Sheikha Manal bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum said: «Gender balance was one of the principles on which the UAE was founded five decades ago, based on the belief of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, may God rest his soul, that it is a main pillar for achieving comprehensive development. And sustainable and believing in the right of women to work, and today we reap the fruits of this future vision and this wise approach that was established by the founding father, may God rest his soul, and established by our wise leadership through many legislations, initiatives and programs during the past years that have led to the enhancement of gender balance in all sectors and fields, With her the Emirati experience in supporting women and the balance approach has become a regional and global model to follow. His Highness, President of the Emirates Council for Gender Balance expressed her pride and pride in the UAE’s access to this leading global position according to the annual book report on global competitiveness, which is issued by one of the most important specialized institutions in the world in this field, and said that behind this achievement is a political will for rational leadership with importance The role of women in the progress and prosperity of the UAE, the importance of its role and representation in all sectors and making the gender balance one of the main axes of future plans in the country, foremost of which is the UAE Centennial, which aims to make the Emirates the best countries in the world in all fields by 2071, adding that Her Highness added that all institutions The state works in harmony and harmony to achieve this vision within integrated and coherent business strategies.
A historic step
The wife of His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, Her Highness Sheikha Manal bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, President of the Emirates Council for Gender Balance, said that the directive of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the State, in December 2018, raising the proportion of Emirati women in the Federal National Council to 50% of the number of members, and the entry into force of this decision as of the last parliamentary session in 2019, was a historic step to confirm the political role of women, and consolidate their leadership and influential role in leadership positions and centers Decision-making in the vital sectors in the state, and this pioneering initiative resulted in the progress of the UAE to first place globally in terms of the percentage of female representation in Parliament, culminating in this remarkable achievement of the state’s achievements in many indicators of global competitiveness concerned with women and gender balance, over the past years As a result of this continuous support from our wise leadership and Her Highness Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak, (Mother of the Emirates), through many initiatives that included political, economic, social, and Healthy, professional, educational and all services, with the concerted efforts of all state institutions.
Al-Marri: An international celebration of the status of Emirati women
Mona Ghanem Al-Murri, Vice-President of the Emirates Council for Gender Balance, praised the UAE’s global leadership in the percentage of female representation in Parliament, within the “government efficiency” axis.
She emphasized that the classification represents an international celebration of the place enjoyed by Emirati women, and a clear demonstration of her pivotal role as a key partner in the development process in all its fields, which reflects the leadership's vision of the role of women in the transition to the UAE Centennial 2071, which aims to make the Emirates the best countries The world in all fields.
Al-Marri explained that “the global leadership owed to the UAE in this indicator would not have been achieved without the guidance of our leadership, to empower Emirati women, and to establish their main and effective role in development and development in the country, which culminated in directing His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the State, to raise The percentage of women representation in the Federal National Council to half the number of members, as of the 2019 electoral cycle.
President of the Emirates Council for Gender Balance:
"Behind this achievement is a political will that believes in the importance of the role of women in the prosperity of nations."
"Gender balance is one of the principles on which the UAE was founded five decades ago."