Mohamed bin Zayed receives participants in military, peacekeeping programme for Arab women

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, received at Qasr Al Bahr Majlis today, a delegation of the Military and Peacekeeping Programme for Arab Women, being held in Abu Dhabi.

The programme is set to contribute to preparing women officers for the United Nations peacekeeping operations worldwide.

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed welcomed the participants in the programme, implemented by the Ministry of Defence at the Khawla bint Al Azwar Military School in Abu Dhabi in cooperation with General Women's Union, GWU, and the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, known as UN Women.

The Abu Dhabi Crown Prince underlined the contributions and important role played by Arab women in serving their homeland and society.

Sheikh Mohamed added that enhancing Arab women's skills and capabilities in peacekeeping and security fields contributes to preparing qualified Arab women cadres who play an effective role in serving their peoples and maintain regional and international security and peace.

He affirmed the UAE's keenness on contributing effectively to achieving security and stability and boosting peace, co-existence and justice globally.

In turn, the delegation extended thanks and appreciation to the UAE for hosting the programme, developing their skills and ensuring capacity building for Arab women in the security and peace missions.

Attending the meeting were H.H. Sheikh Tahnoun bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Ruler’s Representative in Al Ain Region; H.H. Suroor bin Mohammed Al Nahyan; H.H. Sheikh Issa bin Zayed Al Nahyan; H.H. Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation; H.H. Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior; H.H. Sheikh Khalid bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Board of Zayed Higher Organisation for People of Determination, ZHO; Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance, and Sheikh Hamdan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan.

The UAE signed a Memorandum of Understanding with UN Women to develop the capabilities of Arab women in military and peacekeeping operations under the patronage of H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women's Union (GWU), President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, and Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation (FDF).