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Video: Sheikh Mohammed, Ivanka Trump attend Global Women's Forum Dubai

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Filed on February 16, 2020 | Last updated on February 16, 2020 at 12.35 pm
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Ivanka Trump shared her views on the importance of enabling women across developing countries to contribute to their nation's progress.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council, and Ivanka Trump arrived at the Global Women's Forum Dubai (GWFD) 2020, taking place on Sunday.  

The GWFD 2020 began on Sunday with a session by Carla Harris, Wall Street veteran and Managing Director at Morgan Stanley.

Ivanka Trump, adviser to the US President, shares her views on the importance of enabling women across developing countries to contribute to their nation's progress.

Among the key personalities to be featured are former UK prime minister Theresa May; David Malpass, president of the World Bank Group; and Kristalina Georgieva, managing director of the IMF.

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This year's GWFD will gather over 100 global leaders and experts, who will engage in a constructive dialogue on the advancement of women. More than 3,000 delegates from 87 countries are expected to attend workshops and sessions, including five dedicated plenaries, throughout the two-day conference.

On the sidelines of the forum, over 250 government representatives, business leaders and women entrepreneurs from the region will participate in the first We-Fi Mena Regional Summit, which is co-organised by the Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (We-Fi) and Dubai Women Establishment.

Sheikha Manal bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, President of the UAE Gender Balance Council and President of Dubai Women Establishment, stressed that GWFD 2020 is a chance to shed light on the UAE's development journey "set in motion by its wise leadership who believed in women's capabilities and the importance of their role in society".

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