UAE to be a part of UN's 'Every Woman - Every Child' group

 

UAE to be a part of UNs Every Woman - Every Child group

Abu Dhabi - The members were drawn to include global representation from government, the business community, philanthropists, young people, civil society and multilateral system.

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Published: Sun 14 Feb 2016, 2:34 PM

Last updated: Sun 14 Feb 2016, 5:21 PM

The United Arab Emirates has received a formal request from Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations, to join the High-level Advisory Group for 'Every Woman - Every Child' affiliated with the UN, which was announced by the UN Secretary-General last month in Davos.
This came in a letter received by  Shaikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women's Union (GWU), Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation (FDF) and President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, in this regard.The choice of inviting the United Arab Emirates to membership of this global institution reflects the outstanding efforts and initiatives implemented by the UAE in the field of women and children care and protection.The UAE has nominated Reem Abdullah Eisa Al Falasi, Secretary-General of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, as a representative of the country in the Advisory Group.
In her reply to the message sent by the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Shaikha Fatima bint Mubarak hailed the considerable efforts undertaken by the United Nations in the field of women and children care and protection.Secretary-General of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood confirmed that the nomination of the UAE for membership of the UN Advisory Group is a major global recognition reflecting the outstanding stature achieved by the UAE in various fields.
The High-level Advisory Group advises the Secretary-General, guides the transition of the 'Every Woman - Every Child' movement and the newly launched Global Strategy for Women's, Children's and Adolescents' Health, and will link to other advocacy or advisory groups to encourage collaboration and integration with relevant areas of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
The group is co-chaired by Michelle Bachelet Jeria, President of the Republic of Chile, and Hailemariam Dessalegn, Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, and two alternate co-chairs, Tarja Halonen, former President of the Republic of Finland and Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, former President of the United Republic of Tanzania.
The members were drawn to include global representation from government, the business community, philanthropists, young people, civil society and multilateral system, and reflect the diversity of the 'Every Woman - Every Child' movement.
 


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