New York: Hind Abdul Aziz Alowais has become the first Emirati woman to be posted at the United Nations Headquarters in New York as a senior advisor since the UAE became a member of the United Nations in 1971. Alowais was selected for the post of Senior Advisor in the Office of the Deputy Executive Director, 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 on September 7, came shortly after the UAE declared August 28 as Emirati Women’s Day and coincides with the 40th anniversary of the establishment of the UAE General Women Union (GWU). In this position, Alowais will work to ensure the integration of a gender perspective in the implementation of the sustainable development goals. She will assist the Deputy Executive Director in building advocacy and substantive support on intergovernmental, non-governmental, and strategic partnerships. Most recently, Alowais served as a Counselor and acting Deputy Permanent Representative of the UAE Mission to the United Nations in New York.
First Emirati Woman Posted at UN’s New York HQ
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