Al-Marri: 56 companies joined the “Pledge to Accelerate the Fifth Goal of Sustainable Development in the Private Sector”


Mona Ghanem Al-Marri, Vice President of the Emirates Council for Gender Balance, confirmed that the leadership of the UAE, since its establishment, has attached utmost importance to the role of women in the comprehensive development process of the country, stressing that the country has achieved remarkable achievements in the field of gender balance in 2022 by advancing to the 11th place in the world. And the first in the Arab world, in the gender balance index issued by the United Nations Development Program, advancing 38 global positions within only seven years of the establishment of the Emirates Council for Gender Balance in 2015, and for the second year in a row it came in first place at the level of the Middle East and North Africa region in the report of women and activities Business and Law by the World Bank, and the Gender Gap Report by the World Economic Forum.

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She added, during the gender balance session within the Dubai International Project Management Forum, that the year 2022 witnessed the building of a qualitative partnership with the UAE private sector through the “Pledge to Accelerate the Fifth Goal of the Sustainable Development Goals” initiative, noting that 56 national and international companies operate in various fields within The country and abroad joined this voluntary initiative aimed at increasing the percentage of women’s representation in leadership positions to 30% by 2025, and working to achieve gender balance in this vital sector, which represents a major pillar in the progress and prosperity of the UAE, stressing that some of these companies have achieved percentages It reaches 27% ahead of schedule, pointing to the importance of this pledge, which represents the first initiative of its kind at the level of the global private sector, and reflects a unique partnership between the government and private sectors to achieve national goals.

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