H.H. Sheikh Mohammed praises Gender Inequality success


His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and the Ruler of Dubai, has praised efforts as the UAE ranked seventh globally and first regionally in the 2024 Gender Inequality Index of the UN Development Programme.

The UAE has achieved a new global milestone rising significantly from its 49th place in 2015 and 11th place in 2022.

In a post on social media platform X, Sheikh Mohammed lauded the efforts of his daughter Sheikha Manal Bint Mohammad, who leads the UAE Gender Balance initiative.

The UN Development Programme announced this new global achievement of the UAE during the meeting of the 68th session of the Commission on the Status of Women, being held until March 22 in New York.

The UAE Gender Balance Council is participating in the event.

Sheikha Manal bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, President of the UAE Gender Balance Council (UAE GBC), attributed the UAE’s global position in the field of gender balance to the wise leadership’s vision, and the continuous support extended by UAE's Mother of the Nation Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak.

"Improving the UAE’s ranking in global reports and indicators strengthens its position as a global and regional model for gender balance,” Sheikha Manal said, stressing that the strong partnership between all state departments and the cooperation of the private sector have played key roles in this achievement.

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