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Princess Sabeeka Global Award participation announced
06 : 42 PM - 13/03/2018
New York, Mar. 13 (BNA): Participation in the Princess Sabeeka bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa Global Award for Women Empowerment has been officially announced.

The announcement was made on the sidelines of the 62nd Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women in the presence of Secretary General of the Supreme Council for Women, Hala Al Ansari, UN-Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka and high-level representatives of international women institutions and organizations.

Al Ansari, in her speech, welcomed the adoption of the UN Commission of an award that carries the name of HRH Princess Sabeeka bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa to contribute to highlighting the international organizations commitment to women’s right to equality and non-discrimination, in addition to accentuating efforts and initiatives on the integration of women's needs to improve their status.

Mlambo-Ngcuka invited government and private institutions, NGOs and individual initiatives to take part in the award that its total prizes amount to $ 400,000 in appreciation of institutional and individual efforts to boost policies supportive to women’s advancement and participations in the comprehensive development.

Mlambo-Ngcuka commended Bahrain’s efforts to promote women’s advancement, which have paved the way for a number of partnerships with the UN Commission on the Status of Women.

The award emphasizes Bahrain's successes in the field of women’s advancement and status.


MJ

BNA 1527 GMT 2018/03/13


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