‘Support women’s role in peace, diplomacy’: Bahrain
TDT | Manama
The Daily Tribune – www.newsofbahrain.com
Bahrain has urged all states to strongly commit to ensuring the advancement of women’s role in building peace and pursuing diplomacy.
It is consistent with the Kingdom’s commitment to continue empowering Bahraini women and enhancing their leading role in laying the foundation for international peace and security.
The call was made by Permanent Representative of Bahrain to the UN in Geneva, Ambassador Yusuf Abdulkarim Bucheeri, yesterday during the 48th session of the Human Rights Council.
Ambassador Bucheeri delivered a Joint Statement on behalf of Bahrain, the UAE, Israel and Morocco, as well as the University of Peace and more than 50 countries, on the role of women in peace and diplomacy.
The “Joint Statement on Women, Peace and Diplomacy” reaffirmed women’s fundamental role in peace processes and conflict prevention, and urged the international community to support women’s key role in diplomacy and peace-building process.
Commenting on this achievement, Ambassador Bucheeri said: “This joint statement is consistent with the distinguished Bahraini experience in terms of empowering Bahraini women and enhancing their leading role in laying the foundation for international peace and security through their remarkable and renowned diplomatic presence in international fora.
“Moreover, it conveys an important message of peace stemming from the deep-rooted values of the Bahraini society, the vision of its wise leadership, and its pioneering experience in the field of peaceful coexistence and religious tolerance.” Israel’s Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva, Ambassador Meirav Eilon Shahar, said: “This Joint Statement is the first formal initiative in the multilateral arena between Israel, Bahrain, the UAE and Morocco.
I am especially pleased that the important issue of women in peace processes is the focus of this statement and I believe that it is testament to the new dynamic we want to promote in our region and beyond.”