Ambassador Lana Nusseibeh, the Permanent Representative of the UAE to the United Nations, stressed that the reasons for the success of the strategy adopted by the leadership in the State on the empowerment of women are attributed to the opportunities it provided in the field of education, pointing out that the large and exceptional numbers of female university graduates have had a significant positive impact on the stability of the economy and security, and on building the knowledge-based economy which the leadership planned to implement. She pointed out that the State in 2012 legislated a law to appoint women as members of the senior management councils of the private companies and government institutions, as part of its belief that the representation of women in senior management councils ensures that they become an essential part of development, state-building, and decision-making, stressing on the principles of social justice and equal opportunities guaranteed by the Constitution to all citizens in the State.
This came during a speech in front of the Women's Leadership Board of the Harvard University Kennedy in Massachusetts, which hosted her at its spring meeting recently, where the Ambassador delivered a speech at the closing session of the event, and highlighted the situation in the Middle East from the perspective of the UAE and the United Nations, stressing that the priorities of the UAE at the international level are focused on passing the common global challenges, such as the empowerment of women, provision of support for low-income countries to develop their sustainable economy, provide support and humanitarian relief, fight against extremism, and finding political solutions to a number of conflicts facing the world today. She said "We are in a commendable position at the global and regional levels, thanks to the unlimited support of the wise leadership of the State, and to Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women's Union, Supreme President of the Family Development Foundation, and Head of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, in our country for women to reach the highest levels in all sectors".
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