The Emirates Gender Balance Council discussed developments in developing its future strategy, which is inspired by the next fifty-year plan in the country, announced by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, which aims to make the Emirates the best countries in the world in All domains by 2071.
This came during the second meeting of the Council for 2020, chaired by the Vice-President of the Emirates Council for Gender Balance, Mona Ghanem Al-Marri, during which the activities of the Council were reviewed during the second quarter of this year, and a number of issues on the agenda were discussed, including the developments of the draft budgets Supporting gender balance, a directory of global best practices in gender balance that is being worked on in cooperation with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, and the proposed legislative amendments in cooperation with a number of ministries and federal agencies, within the work of the Women, Business and Law Report Committee issued by the World Bank Group.
The most prominent projects
Mona Al-Marri touched on the most prominent projects and initiatives that the Council is working on at the current stage, with the support and guidance of 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 Balance between Noting the appreciation of Her Highness for the great efforts made by the Council, during the last period, in cooperation with federal and local authorities and private sector institutions, in order to achieve the national goals in the file of gender balance, and her Highness's praise of the achievements achieved at the level of progress of the state globally in the most important indicators and reports of balance Gender is supported by the rational leadership of this file, which is a priority in the national strategy.
Among these projects is the development of a "Guide to Global Best Practices in Gender Balance", which is one of the important projects of the Council at the local and global levels, and is being implemented in cooperation with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, within the framework of the Council's global partnerships aimed at consolidating gender balance in All sectors of the country, and accessing the UAE to the internationally advanced ranks in the relevant reports.
As part of the efforts made to develop this guide, its contents and importance were reviewed within the participation of the Vice-President of the Emirates Council for Gender Balance as a keynote speaker at the "High-Level Political Forum of the Councils of the Sustainable Global Development Goals", which was held on 14 July last, organized by the Permanent Mission of the UAE to the nations United in New York, the World Government Summit, and the Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Authority.
The members of the Council reviewed a joint initiative of the Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Authority and the Emirates Council for Gender Balance, aiming to provide statistical data on women and gender balance in ministries, federal and local authorities and the private sector at the state level, and work to consolidate the supportive work environment, which contributes to strengthening and advancing the state The UAE has gender competitiveness indicators and reports globally.
The meeting reviewed the developments of the future strategy of the Emirates Council for Gender Balance, which is inspired by the next fifty years plan of the country, which is based on local and international achievements and gains achieved in the field of gender balance over the past years, as a basis for continuing the path of success, translating the vision and directions of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
The meeting was held with the participation of: Undersecretary of the Ministry of Finance, Younis El Khoury, the Director General of the Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Authority, Abdullah Nasser Lootah, the Director General of the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources, Dr. Abdul Rahman Al-Awar, and the Director General of the General Women's Union, Noura Khalifa Al Suwaidi, and the Under Secretary of the Ministry of Economy for Foreign Trade and Industry, Abdullah bin Ahmed Al Saleh, Head of Governmental Strategy and Innovation in the UAE government, Hoda Al-Hashimi, and Secretary General of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, Al-Reem Abdullah Al-Falasi, Assistant Undersecretary of the Ministry of Community Development for the Social Development Sector, Hessah Thalak, and Director of Legal Affairs Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation International, Abdullah Hamdan Al-Naqbi, and Secretary General of the Emirates Council for Gender Balance, Shamsa Saleh.
During the meeting, the Council reviewed the developments of the budgets that respond to gender, through the presentation made by Younis Khoury, in which he addressed the concept of gender balance in this type of budgets and the contents of the study carried out by the Ministry of Finance, in coordination with the Emirates Council for Gender Balance to limit the budgets allocated .
“Developing a global directory of best practices for gender balance, in cooperation with (economic cooperation).”
"There is cooperation with local and international institutions to improve the performance of the state in the report of women, business and law."