DBWC_UNGC UAE LOCAL NETWORK PARTNERSHIP
January 8th 2017 – The UNGC UAE Local Network has successfully announced in a press conference the fecund partnership with Dubai Business Women Council; the official representative organization for professional businesswomen and women entrepreneurs in Dubai
The partnership is centered on empowering women in the workplace, marketplace, and community. Mr. Mahmoud El Burai said: The UAE is the best platform for such initiatives to take place in, and it has become our mandate to localize the United Nations Women Empowerment Principles and be the mouthpiece for it. And from her part, Dr. Raja Al Gurg – President of DBWC- said: The UAE has witnessed significant progress towards the participation of women in society under the guidance of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. We are seeing increasingly positive impacts on the acceptance of women across all business sectors in recognition of the important role women have to play in economics and society.
The DBWC_UNGC Partnership plays an important role in supporting gender balance through the commitment to the UNGC 10 principles and The Sustainable Development Goals.
In addition, this initiative was designed to be aligned with The Year Of Giving which was announced by HH. Shk Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum – Ruler of Dubai – to create an ecosystem whereby individuals, the government and the private sector work in tandem for the UAE’s development. Volunteering will be a central theme in our initiative.