NEW DELHI: Lana Zaki Nusseibeh, UAE’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York has completed a three-day field visit to New Delhi, in her capacity as the President of the UN-Women executive board for 2017.
Nusseibeh was accompanied by the vice-presidents of the executive board, from Guyana, Liberia, Montenegro, and Switzerland.
The purpose of the mission was for the Executive Board to assess the contributions of UN-Women and the UN system on the ground, and their effectiveness in supporting the implementation of the national priorities for the government of India.
During the visit, Nusseibeh and the vice-presidents of the executive board engaged with several members of the Indian government, as well as civil society partners and the media. Official engagements included meetings with the Minister of Women and Child Development, Maneka Gandhi, and the Minister of State of External Affairs, M.J. Akbar, as well as the Secretaries of the Ministry of Rural Development and Ministry of Panchayati Raj, where the group learnt about India’s political commitment to promoting gender equality in its domestic and national policy frameworks.