UAE Foreign Ministry
UAE Foreign Ministry

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation organized a virtual workshop on women, peace and security, with the participation of representatives of UN Women, the General Women's Union and the European Union.

 

During the workshop - which was attended by the Director of the Human Rights Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Saeed Al Habsi - information, experiences and best practices were exchanged in terms of building female cadres in the areas of peace and security, in addition to reviewing the efforts of the UAE in supporting the issue of women, peace and security, with a focus on Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak's initiative to empower women in peace and security, "which includes the pioneering training program organized by the Ministry of Defense in the UAE in cooperation with UN Women and the General Women's Union.

The representatives of the European Union reviewed the European Union action plan on women, peace and security, the efforts made to support this important file, and the training mechanisms within the missions and the joint defense and security missions of a military nature.

The organization of the workshop came as the celebration of the twentieth anniversary of Security Council Resolution (1325) approaches, and within the framework of the programs and activities organized by the National Commission for Human Rights in the country in cooperation and partnership with states and regional and international organizations.

The workshop was attended by Gabriel Manueira Viñales, Head of the European External Action Service for the Middle East and North Africa, Andrea Matteo Fontana, Ambassador of the European Union to the UAE, and Dr. Moza Al Shehhi, Director of the United Nations Women’s Liaison Office for the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries, and members of the Human Rights Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, the UAE embassy in Brussels, and representatives of the European Union.