The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the United Nations Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs (DPPA) announced the signing of an agreement to support the implementation of the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) program, as well as to make the voices of women, youth and persons with disabilities heard in UN-supported peace processes.
The two-year US $ 800,000 contribution from the United Arab Emirates will help fund DPPA projects aimed at increasing the meaningful participation of women in peace and post-conflict processes, including through decision-making and mediation roles in accordance with the Landmark United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000), which established the WPS program. Women’s leadership in these processes increases the sustainability of peace agreements and improves economic growth in the aftermath of conflict. The contribution will also be devoted to providing support in mediation and peace and dialogue processes around the world.
HE Lana Nusseibeh, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the United Arab Emirates to the UN, signed the agreement on behalf of the United Arab Emirates, and Rosemary DiCarlo, Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs and Peacebuilding, signed on behalf of the DPPA.
“Improving the full and meaningful participation of women in peace and security issues is vital for effective peacebuilding, conflict prevention and recovery in the twenty-first century,” said Ambassador Nusseibeh. “Building on the UAE‘s long-standing commitment to the WPS program, our partnership with the DPPA helps ensure that peace processes bring long-term economic and security benefits by including and empowering women. Advancing the role of women as community and business leaders is a fundamental pillar of the UAE’s vision for a seat on the United Nations Security Council for the period 2022-2023. “
“The FPS is such an important part of our work because we know from experience that when women are at the table, peace agreements are more likely to hold and the benefits of peace are more widely appreciated,” said the FPS. Deputy Secretary General DiCarlo. “The UAE’s support is invaluable. Such contributions allow us to make a difference in global peace and mediation efforts. “
Putting women at the forefront of all peace and security efforts, including conflict prevention and resolution, peacekeeping and peacebuilding, has been a long-standing foreign policy priority of the United States. WATER. In 2019, the United Arab Emirates and UN Women launched the Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak WPS initiative, which has so far trained more than 300 female cadets from the Arab region, Asia and Africa, and aims to increase the representation of women and their meaningful inclusion in the security sector.