UAE Ambassador Al-Zaabi appreciates role of women on International Women's Day in Diplomacy

Envoy Hamad Obaid Al-Zaabi emphasises embodiment of common values and principles for empowering women

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Ambassador of UAE in Islamabad Hamad Obaid Al-Zaabi speaks in this still taken from a video. — supplied
Ambassador of UAE in Islamabad Hamad Obaid Al-Zaabi speaks in this still taken from a video. — supplied 

Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in Islamabad Hamad Obaid Al-Zaabi has expressed deep appreciation and pride in the important role that women play in the diplomatic field. 

The appreciation comes on the occasion of the International Women’s Day in Diplomacy. 

Al-Zaabi emphasised the embodiment of the common values and principles that the UAE believes to continue in its efforts to empower women and consolidate their role in all fields, including diplomacy, to ensure achieving gender equality. 

Globally, women’s underrepresentation in decision-making remains a stark reality, according to UN Women’s Global Data on Women Political Leaders 2024.

The UN Women’s new data on gender parity across leadership positions is published as the world commemorates the International Day for Women in Diplomacy on June 24.

Despite progress, women are still largely excluded from positions of power and diplomacy, with the highest levels of influence and decision-making still predominantly occupied by men.