Commitment to women’s empowerment


The State of Qatar stressed the importance of providing all resources that help in the empowerment of women in all fields and backing all regional and international efforts in that regard. This came in Qatar’s statement during the sixty-first session of the Commission on the Status of Women, which was read by Najat Daham Al Abdullah, who is the director of family affairs at the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour, and Social Affairs. Al Abdullah said that holding the 61st session of the Commission on the Status of Women was important due to the emphasis on empowering women as part of the Sustainable Development Goals 2030. She highlighted the fifth and eighth goal in particular, which focus on achieving gender equality and empowering women and girls, as well as promoting inclusive economic growth. In light of gaining high rankings in recent years in the Human Development Index, Qatar remained committed to ensure that the benefit of that growth goes to women and men equally. The statement noted that Qatar National Vision 2030 prioritized the empowerment of women.