The Economic and Social Council
United Arab Emirates
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Official statement of the United Arab Emirates on Creating Equal Employment Opportunities Worldwide
Honourable chairs, distinguished delegates,
The inequality between employees is one of the biggest problems of present days. The United Arab Emirates Government awareness of this issue is getting bigger and the delegate sees lots of differences between United Arab Emirates and Europeen countries which should be treated as a model to follow for near-east countries.
The Government of United Arab Emirates is trying to make attempts to create equal employment oppurtunities, especially for women. Basing on Quoran woman have the right to vote, to take part in politics as politicians and to work, but the main problem is lack of acceptance from their husbands whom consent to participate in actions is required. Female labour participation rate increases slowly, in 1990 it was 11,1%, in 2018, so almost 30 years later it was 12,6%. Dr Shamsa Saleh, CEO of the Dubai Women Establishment and General Coordinator of the UAE Gender Balance Council said: “Today, we hold 66 per cent of all public sector jobs and 30 per cent of all decision-making positions within the government sector. Emirati women also represent 71 per cent of all graduates and we have more than 1,500 Emirati women in Dubai Police — 93 of whom hold leadership positions.”. At the forefront of Emirati women in business is Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid bin Sultan al Qasimi, appointed Minister for Economy and Planning in November 2004 and subsequently promoted to her current post as Minister of Foreign Trade. Sheikha Lubna holds t...