The UAE will host Expo 2020!
  • Arabic
Supported by the UAE National Media Council
We are in the process of developing and improving our website, and we invite you to participate in our brief survey to measure the level of your satisfaction
Satisfaction Survey For UAE Interact Website
رغبة منا بالتعرف على مستوى رضاكم عن موقعنا وبهدف تطويره وتحسينه، فقد قمنا بتصميم استبيان سريع لقياس مدى الرضا عن موقع دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة روعي في تصميم الاستبيان أن يكون قصيرا وسريعا كي لا نطيل عليكم، وعليه نرجو منكم التكرم باستكماله عن طريق الرابط التالي
استبيان رضا المتعاملين عن موقع دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة

First Emirati woman appointed for an international position at the headquarters of the United Nations in New York

posted on 22/09/2015: 1571 views



NEW YORK: On 7th September 2015, Ms. Hind Abdulaziz Alowais became the first Emirati woman to be posted at the United Nations Headquarters in New York as a senior advisor since the United Arab Emirates (UAE) became a member of the United Nations in 1971.

Ms. Alowais was selected for the post of Senior Advisor in the Office of the Deputy Executive Director, Ms. Lakshmi Puri, Assistant Secretary-General for Intergovernmental Support and Strategic Partnerships, at the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women).

This appointment comes shortly after the UAE declared the 28th of August as Emirati Women's Day, and coincides with the fortieth anniversary of the establishment of the UAE General Women Union (GWU). It also represents an opportunity for recognising and celebrating the achievements of the UAE Women since the establishment of the GWU.

In this position, Ms. Alowais will work to ensure the integration of a gender perspective in the implementation of the sustainable development goals. Ms. Alowais will assist the Deputy Executive Director in building advocacy and substantive support on intergovernmental, non-governmental, and strategic partnerships.

Ambassador Lana Nusseibeh, the Permanent Representative of the United Arab Emirates to the United Nations, commented on this appointment: "Having an Emirati woman in this position is a reflection of the international recognition that the UAE has achieved, not only on gender equality, but also as an active and serious player in this international organisation".

Ms. Alowais served as a career diplomat since 2000. During her work with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, she served as Special Assistant to the Foreign Minister. Most recently, Ms. Alowais served as a Counsellor and acting Deputy Permanent Representative of the UAE Mission to the United Nations in New York. In this role, she led and managed a number of initiatives, the most recent of which was a series of panel discussions on Women, Peace and Security, as part of the UAE Mission's leading activities at the UN aimed at promoting the Women, Peace and Security agenda.

Ms. Alowais holds a Master of Arts in Public Policy from the Tisch School of the Arts in New York and a Master's degree in International Affairs from the Lebanese American University. She is currently pursuing a Doctorate degree at NYU's Steinhart School of Culture Education. – Emirates News Agency, WAM - http://www.wam.ae/en/news/emirates/1395285879907.html

RELATED ARTICLES

13 June 2017 UAE enshrines free will of mutual parties to continue or terminate employment contracts
08 June 2017 UAE delegation marks successful participation at United Nations’ Ocean Conference in New York
01 June 2017 UAE Elected Vice-President for 72nd Session of UN General Assembly
28 May 2017 Women for Afghan Women honours late UAE Ambassador to Afghanistan for humanitarian efforts
17 May 2017 UAE promotion of human rights through education highlighted at Geneva panel debate


Most Read