The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation organized a virtual workshop on women, peace, and security with the participation of senior representatives of UN Women, the General Women’s Union, and the European Union. The workshop was attended by His Excellency Saeed Rashed Al Hebsi, Director of the Human Rights Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation; H.E. Gabriel Munuera Vinals, head of the Arab Peninsula section in the European External Action Service; H.E. Andrea Matteo Fontana, EU Ambassador to the UAE; and Dr. Mouza Al Shehhi, Director of the UN Women UAE Liaison Office for the GCC. Representatives from the Human Rights Department at MOFAIC, EU Commission, and the UAE Embassy in Brussels also attended the workshop.
During the workshop, best practices were exchanged in building women’s capacity in the peace and security sectors. During the workshop, the UAE side highlighted the UAE’s efforts in support of women’s roles in peace and security with a focus on Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak’s initiative to empower women in peace and security, including the training program organized by the UAE Ministry of Defense in cooperation with UN Women and the General Women’s Union.
Representatives of the European Union also reviewed the European Union Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security, its efforts to support the file, training mechanisms within missions, and joint security and defense trainings.
The organization of the workshop came in conjunction with the celebration of the twentieth anniversary of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 and within the framework of programs organized by the UAE National Human Rights Committee in cooperation with countries and regional and international organizations.
Source: UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs