As she arrived in Dubai on Saturday, Ivanka Trump, adviser to the U.S. President, praised the leadership of the UAE in advancing women’s empowerment in the region.
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They set her to deliver a keynote address today at the official opening of the Dubai 2020 Global Women’s Forum (GWFD).
“The UAE is taking bold leadership in the region on this mission and we hope other countries will join in reforming laws that prevent women from integrating fully and freely into the political, social and economic spheres,” Ivanka said.
Similarly, On her arrival in Dubai, Mona Al Marri, managing director and the chairperson of the Dubai Women Establishment (DWE) board of directors, welcomed Ivanka.
About the conference
The conference, to be held until Monday under the theme ‘ The Power of Influence,’ is organized by the DWE under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Premier of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
According to a tweet posted by the Dubai Media Office, Sheikh Mohammed will attend the opening session.
This year’s GWFD will bring together over 100 global leaders and experts to take part in a constructive dialog on women’s advancement. Over 3,000 delegates from 87 countries will attend workshops and sessions throughout the two-day conference including five dedicated plenaries.
Ivanka also said: “I am happy to be attending the Global Women’s Forum in Dubai to advance women’s economic empowerment around the world and to highlight the progress of the Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative (WGDP). ’This initiative has also affected over 12 million women in its first year, well on its way to our goal of empowering 50 million women economically by 2025.’
At the conference, she will also join other high-profile international speakers to share her views on allowing women across developing countries to contribute to the development of their country.
Furthermore, Key personalities include former UK Prime Minister Theresa May; World Bank Group president David Malpass; and IMF managing director Kristalina Georgieva.