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Abu Dhabi holds summit on women, peace & security

IANS | Abu Dhabi |

A conference on women empowerment to promote international peace and security was held in the United Arab Emirates’ capital on Monday.

The conference titled “Women, Security and Peace Summit: The Gender Dimensions of International Peace and Security: Keys to Prosperity and Peace” was organised by the General Women’s Union (GWU) in co-operation with TRENDS Research and Advisory in Abu Dhabi, Women in International Security in Washington and the UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women.

The summit discussed the key topic of women’s empowerment for peace and security, the gender dimensions of regional security challenges and the necessity of decreasing the gender gap.

It highlighted the UAE’s leading role in reducing the gender gap to achieve leading positions in international competitiveness reports along with its commitment to the recommendations of the Women, Peace and Security Agenda under UN Resolution 1325.

Noura Al Suwaidi, Director-General of the GWU, stressed that the summit will aim to accelerate the integration of the working schedule of women in areas of security and peace.