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UAE elected to UN Women’s Executive Board

UAE elected to UN Women’s Executive Board(New York) – UAE has been elected to the Executive Board of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) for a three-year term from January 1, 2012 – December 31, 2015.
The elections was held during a session by the United Nations’ Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) in New York. Elected from the Asian Group along with the UAE to fill five vacant seats were the Philippines, Solomon Islands, Thailand and the Maldives. A total of 16 other member countries were elected to the board of the newly-created agency.
UN Women was created in July 2010 by the United Nations General Assembly, in an historic step in accelerating the organisation’s goals on gender equality and the empowerment of women.

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