The Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs “Women in Diplomacy Netork” in cooperation with its counterparts in the Kingdom of Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates, held a panel discussion to discuss the role of women in the diplomatic field, on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on women and peace and security.
The event was held with the participation of the Permanent Representative of Israel to the UN in Geneva, Ambassador Meirav Eilon Shahar, Ambassador at the General Court of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Bahrain and former Ambassador to the United States, Houda Nonoo, and Permanent Representative of the United Arab Emirates to the UN in New York, Ambassador Lana Nusseibeh.
The panel was attended by diplomats from around the world, including the Kingdom of Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, the State of Israel, the Swiss Federation and the United States of America.
The participants highlighted a number of current challenges facing female diplomats in the Middle East region, and emphasised the importance of effectively integrating women at the highest levels of decision-making in their countries. They also reviewed their vision of the role women should play in promoting new peace agreements between their countries.
It is worth noting that this event is the first official joint event of its kind between the governments of the State of Israel, the Kingdom of Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates, a few months after the signing of the Abraham Accords.
The “Women in Diplomacy Network” is an initiative run by the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs with the aim of establishing partnerships between Israeli and foreign female diplomats and encouraging the advancement of women in the diplomatic field.