eseoulpost
Life & StyleWomen
UAE highlights women's empowerment achievements at the 'Davos of women'
min  |  min
폰트키우기 폰트줄이기 프린트하기 메일보내기 신고하기
승인 2017.05.13  
트위터 페이스북 미투데이 요즘 네이버 구글 msn

TOKYO, 13th May, 2017 (WAM) -- The efforts and achievements of the UAE in women's empowerment, driven by country's leadership, came under the spotlight recently at a global forum for women with Dr. Maytha bint Salem Al Shamsi, Minister of State, giving a wide-ranging presentation about government-funded programmes seeking to put women at the centre of sustainable economic development.

In a
speech delivered at the 2017 Global Summit of Women- the premier business and economic forum for women globally since 1990 that is billed the Davos of women - the minister highlighted the effective role H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women's Union, Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation and President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, in empowering women as key partners in the overall development taking place in the UAE.

The Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development and Dubai SME, an arm of the emirate's Department of Economic Development, were cited by Al Shamsi as major supporters of youth entrepreneurs and generally the small and medium business community involving both men and women.

Al Shamsi highlighted Amal, a Khalifa Fund initiative launched in 2011 to empower Emirati people with special needs to transform them from passive receipts of social care into proactive partners of social development.

Most recently, in April, Vice President, Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, launched the National Policy for Empowering People with Disabilities, a six-part strategy involving policy involves health and rehabilitation, education, employment, mobility, social protection and family empowerment, and public life and sports. The policy, she noted, aims to create an inclusive society for those with special needs and their families, she noted.

According to the new strategy, people with disabilities will be instead officially called "people of determination", Al Shamsi added.

Female government and business leaders from over 60 countries gathered at the Global Summit of Women in Tokyo that began Thursday to discuss how to accelerate women's economic progress worldwide.

Now in its 27th year, the Summit was conceived as the nexus at which all sectors – public, private and nonprofit – would come together under the common vision of dramatically expanding women’s economic opportunities globally through exchanges of working solutions and creative strategies forged by women leaders in different parts of the world. It is a business summit, whose ‘business’ focus is women’s advancement in the global economy.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe addressed the opening ceremony of the Summit and hailed its long-lasting efforts to promote women's empowerment and gender equality.

< 저작권자 © eseoulpost 무단전재 및 재배포금지 >
폰트키우기 폰트줄이기 프린트하기 메일보내기 신고하기
트위터 페이스북 미투데이 요즘 네이버 구글 msn 뒤로가기 위로가기
이 기사에 대한 댓글 이야기 (0)
자동등록방지용 코드를 입력하세요!   
확인
- 200자까지 쓰실 수 있습니다. (현재 0 byte / 최대 400byte)
- 욕설등 인신공격성 글은 삭제 합니다. [운영원칙]
이 기사에 대한 댓글 이야기 (0)
Most Read
1
Argentina fetes 207th National Day anniversary at Grand Hyatt Hotel in Seoul on Thursday
2
Azerbaijan fetes 100th Republic Day in gala reception in Seoul on May 21
3
Worldwide campaigns by global citizens to spread a culture of peace and enact an international law for peace
4
Sharjah Ramadan Majlis: Despite Challenges, UAE Publishing Industry Upbeat about Future
5
Abdullah bin Zayed attends New York University's fifth graduation ceremony
6
UAE participates in international conference on victims of racial, religious violence in Middle East
7
Leadership of Peaceful Transition of Eastern European Power Becomes the Asset for Peace in Korea
8
World Green Economy Summit to kick off in October
9
World Health Assembly delegates endorses Global Action on Physical Activity, assistive technology
10
Noor Bank rings bell to celebrate Nasdaq Dubai Listing of US$500 million Sukuk
Photo News Green Biz
Suqia plays key role in enhancing UAE's global efforts to address water challenges
Suqia plays key role in enhancing ...
min
UAE Innovation Month: Innovative Initiatives by Sharjah Development Forum to Serve UAE’s Technical Sector
UAE Innovation Month: Innovative I...
min
UAE environmentalists to travel to ends of the earth to inspire change
UAE environmentalists to travel to...
min
Mohammed bin Rashid launches Marmoom Desert Conservation Reserve
Mohammed bin Rashid launches Marmo...
min
Masdar unveils locally manufactured all-electric Eco-Bus
Masdar unveils locally manufacture...
min
Photo News Sports
S. Korea women's football coach eyes knockout berth at 2019 World Cup
S. Korea women's football coach ey...
min
UAE golf back in spotlight with Ras al-Khaimah Challenge Tour Grand Final
UAE golf back in spotlight with Ra...
min
S. Korean named new leader of East Asian football body
S. Korean named new leader of East...
min
Nahyan bin Mubarak receives female people of determination who participated in Special Olympics Regional Games in Abu Dhabi
Nahyan bin Mubarak receives female...
min
PyeongChang 2018 chief organizer says 4 things led to successful Winter Olympic, Paralympic Games
PyeongChang 2018 chief organizer s...
min
PyeongChang Winter Paralympics end with celebration of breaking down barriers
PyeongChang Winter Paralympics end...
min
Opening day of Abu Dhabi’s Special Olympics IX MENA Games 2018 witnesses incredible sporting achievement
Opening day of Abu Dhabi’s Special...
min
Largest Winter Paralympics to close in PyeongChang
Largest Winter Paralympics to clos...
min
Photo News World
S. Korea women's football coach eyes knockout berth at 2019 World Cup
S. Korea women's football coach ey...
min
UAE golf back in spotlight with Ras al-Khaimah Challenge Tour Grand Final
UAE golf back in spotlight with Ra...
min
S. Korean named new leader of East Asian football body
S. Korean named new leader of East...
min
Nahyan bin Mubarak receives female people of determination who participated in Special Olympics Regional Games in Abu Dhabi
Nahyan bin Mubarak receives female...
min
PyeongChang 2018 chief organizer says 4 things led to successful Winter Olympic, Paralympic Games
PyeongChang 2018 chief organizer s...
min
PyeongChang Winter Paralympics end with celebration of breaking down barriers
PyeongChang Winter Paralympics end...
min
Opening day of Abu Dhabi’s Special Olympics IX MENA Games 2018 witnesses incredible sporting achievement
Opening day of Abu Dhabi’s Special...
min
Largest Winter Paralympics to close in PyeongChang
Largest Winter Paralympics to clos...
min
Photo News Opinion
Hyundai Motor CEO defends group's overhaul plan amid growing opposition
Hyundai Motor CEO defends group's ...
min
S. Korea's unification ministry seeks talks with N. Korea to implement summit agreements
S. Korea's unification ministry se...
min
PM calls for measures to minimize negative effects from U.S. sanctions on Iran
PM calls for measures to minimize ...
min
Citibank Korea reports 6.7 pct rise in Q1 profit
Citibank Korea reports 6.7 pct ris...
min
Moon welcomes planned dismantlement of N. Korean nuclear test site
Moon welcomes planned dismantlemen...
min
2 Koreas expected to hold high-level talks this week: Seoul official
2 Koreas expected to hold high-lev...
min
Firms making inquiries about opening operations at now-shuttered Kaesong complex
Firms making inquiries about openi...
min
Hyundai mulls acquiring electronic auto parts maker for growth
Hyundai mulls acquiring electronic...
min
Newspaper AboutNews ReportAdvertiseComplaintsPrivacy PolicyJuvenile protectionRejection of E-mail Collection
Gangnam-gu, Teheran 52 street in Tehran Bldg, 616(Yeoksam-dong)  |  Main Phone: 02) 563-0604  |  Fax: 02) 538-5665
Chairman : jeong-woo Lee  |  Advisor : byung-il Min  |  Publisher: jae-mo Kah  |  Editors: il-hong Kim
Registration Number 1928 Seoul ah  |  eseoulpost.com / eseoulpost.net / Global Korea.,Ltd
Copyright © 2011 eseoulpost. All rights reserved. mail to jaemokah@daum.com , kih10kr@empas.com/ www.globalkorea.info
arabafrica.net / UAE Interract / Emirtes News Agency(WAM)/ http://wam.org.ae / www.uaeinteract.com