World Economic Forum lauds UAE’s gender steadiness efforts

Published: February 05, 2023

Dubai Media Office

The World Economic Forum (WEF) has chosen the UAE Gender Balance Council as a data companion to advance gender steadiness globally.

The announcement recognises the UAE’s influential function in selling gender steadiness within the Arab world.

The recognition displays the UAE Gender Balance Council’s vital achievements, guided by the UAE management’s imaginative and prescient to create an setting that empowers and allows girls to achieve their chosen fields and contribute to nationwide improvement as equal companions.

The announcement was made on the sidelines of the Forum’s assembly in Davos at a gathering attended by Professor Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the WEF and the UAE Gender Balance Council delegation headed by its Vice President Mona Ghanem Al Marri.

Her Highness Sheikha Manal bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, President of the UAE Gender Balance Council and President of Dubai Women Establishment, mentioned that the WEF’s recognition is an endorsement of the UAE’s capacity to set a worldwide instance for advancing gender steadiness and its emergence as a task mannequin for the area within the area.

She added that since its institution in 2015, the UAE Gender Balance Council has launched many initiatives and initiatives in cooperation with organisations each within the UAE and internationally to speed up the nation’s gender steadiness journey that started greater than 50 years in the past.

Professor Schwab, who expressed his appreciation for the pioneering function performed by the UAE, mentioned: “The United Arab Emirates is leading the region in women’s empowerment, and it has once again achieved the highest level of gender parity in the Arab world according to the Forum’s Gender Gap Report 2022.”

Mona Al Marri mentioned the UAE Gender Balance Council’s new strategic cooperation with the World Economic Forum as a data companion will assist create new alternatives for worldwide cooperation to realize the Council’s targets.

She additionally reiterated the Council’s dedication to proceed working, in cooperation with the worldwide group, to discover new approaches for elevating girls’s entry to alternatives and their participation within the improvement course of.

The UAE Gender Balance Council is taking part within the 52nd Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum, being held in Davos, Switzerland, as a part of the official UAE delegation. The occasion runs till January 20.

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