Oman affirms women’s social, economic empowerment

Oman Tuesday 12/March/2024 17:18 PM
Oman affirms women’s social, economic empowerment

New York: The Sultanate of Oman has affirmed its keenness to support the role of women, empower them socially and economically and enhance their status in power and decision-making positions.

This was unveiled during the Sultanate of Oman’s participation in tasks of the 68th session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW).

Oman was represented at the CSW session, held in New York until 22 March 2024, by Dr. Laila Ahmed Al Najjar, Minister of Social Development.

The session was titled “Accelerating the achievement of gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls by addressing poverty and strengthening institutions and financing with a gender perspective”.

Oman’s delegation was headed by Dr. Laila Ahmed Al Najjar, Minister of Social Development.

Dr. Laila said that Oman devised policies, legislative systems and institutional frameworks to enhance the status of women, preserve their rights and provide them with a decent life.

In her speech, Dr. Laila underscored the attention accorded to women by leaders of GCC states, and their recognition of women’s role and contributions to the comprehensive national development in their respective countries.

Dr. Laila also delivered the Arab statement issued at the Arab Regional Preparatory Meeting. The statement, issued via videoconferencing, stressed the need for an immediate ceasefire in the Gaza Strip. It also rejected the forced displacement of the Palestinian population and the importance of allowing humanitarian aid to enter the Gaza Strip without any obstacles.

The statement also warned against an ongoing incitement campaign targeting the World Health Organisation and the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA). The statement laid emphasis on Arab countries' keenness and efforts to ensure a decent life for women and girls.