Bahrain, Israel, UAE and Morocco lead joint statement to Human Rights Council on women, peace and diplomacy



Bahrain, Israel, UAE and Morocco lead joint statement to Human Rights Council on women, peace and diplomacy

The initiative is part of the will and the need to work collectively and actively to build peace and security

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, September 22, 2021 / APO Group / –

At the 48th session of the Human Rights Council on Wednesday, Ambassador Yusuf Abdulkarim Bucheeri of Bahrain delivered a joint statement on behalf of the Kingdom of Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, Israel and the Kingdom of Morocco as well that of the University of Peace and 50+ countries, on the role of women in peace and diplomacy.

The “Joint Declaration on Women, Peace and Diplomacy” reaffirmed the fundamental role of women in peace processes and conflict prevention, and called on all States to make firm commitments to ensure the advancement of women in the world. preventive diplomacy and peacebuilding.

Ambassador Yusuf Abdulkarim Bucheeri, Permanent Representative of Bahrain, said: “This joint statement is in line with the distinguished Bahraini experience in terms of empowering Bahraini women and strengthening their leadership role in the establishment of foundations of international peace and security thanks to their remarkable and renowned diplomatic presence. in international fora. In addition, it conveys an important message of peace, stemming from the deeply rooted values ​​of Bahraini society, the vision of its wise leadership and its pioneering experience in the field of peaceful coexistence and religious tolerance.

Ambassador Meirav Eilon Shahar, Permanent Representative of Israel to the United Nations in Geneva, said: “This joint declaration is the first formal initiative in the multilateral arena between Israel, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Morocco. I am particularly happy that the important issue of women in peace processes is at the center of this declaration and I believe it testifies to the new dynamic that we want to promote in our region and beyond. “

Ambassador Omar Zniber, Permanent Representative of Morocco, declared: “The initiative is part of the will and the need to work collectively and actively for the construction of peace and security, based on relations between people and opportunities, putting women at the heart of peacebuilding and conflict resolution action. Very happy as a Moroccan delegation to promote such an action.

Ambassador Ahmed Aljarman, Permanent Representative of the United Arab Emirates, said: “In line with the UAE’s National Policy on the Empowerment of Women, we have made considerable progress in advancing the women’s agenda, peace and security, including the launch of the Sheikha Fatima Women, Peace and Security program. Initiative and launch of the UAE’s first National Action Plan in response to UNSCR 1325 in March 2021. The UAE Mission to the UN continues to work with all missions on this important agenda. “

Ambassador David Fernandez Puyana, Permanent Observer of the University for Peace, commented: “By being part of this innovative interregional initiative, UPEACE is fulfilling its mandate” with a clear determination to provide humanity with an international institution. education for peace and with the aim of promoting among all human beings the spirit of understanding, tolerance and peaceful coexistence, stimulating cooperation between peoples and helping to reduce obstacles and threats to peace and progress in the world, in accordance with the noble aspirations proclaimed in the Charter of the United Nations. (UPEACE Charter, Resolution 35/55 of the United Nations General Assembly, December 5, 1980) The joint declaration was made during the general debate on item 3: Promotion and protection of all human rights. human, civil, political, economic, social and cultural human rights, including the right to development, at the 48th Ordinary Session of the Human Rights Council.

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