Arabia Saudita, Emiratos Árabes Unidos y Baréin subrayaron que Catar se mostró crítico ya después de las cumbres y se abstuvo de expresar sus desacuerdos junto con los demás participantes.
The United Arab Emirates’ Cabinet approved a bill guaranteeing equal pay for men and women as the Gulf nation strives to bring more females into its workforce. “We don’t want any exceptions to equal opportunities between the sexes,” UAE Prime Minister and Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashid al-Maktoum said on Twitter. He didn’t say when the bill would be presented to the country’s advisory federal national council for final approval.
It has more women in positions of authority than the United States, the youngest minister in the world and an age difference of nearly half a century. Not to mention the world’s first Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence.
These are some of the many ways in which the new UAE Cabinet, announced on Thursday, is remarkable.
With nine ministerial positions out of 31 now held by women, the UAE is more gender-equal than Donald Trump’s cabinet, which has four.
ABU DHABI // Eight new ministers, five of them women, have joined the federal Government in the biggest shake-up in its history.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, announced the appointments to the 12th Cabinet on Wednesday.
The announcements came after consultation with Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, and with the approval of the President, Sheikh Khalifa.
El primer ministro de los Emiratos Árabes Unidos anunció ayer vía Twitter que el país privatizará algunos servicios públicos, así como la creación de una nueva posición, el ministro de estado dedicado a garantizar la felicidad de sus ciudadanos, según informa AlJazeera.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, que también es el gobernante de Dubai, hizo estos comentarios en Twitter después de aparecer en la Cumbre Mundial del Gobierno organizada en este país.
The first day of voting for Sharjah Consultative Council (SCC) elections on Thursday saw a huge turnout across all nine polling stations. Citizens flocked to cast their votes for the candidates they believe will be perfect to convey their messages to the government.
Voters arrived early morning even before the polls began at 8am, showing their enthusiasm in participating in decision-making process.
SHARJAH// Two hundred candidates have been approved to stand for the 21 seats on the Sharjah Consultative Council.
On Sunday, the Sharjah Election Committee announced the initial list of approved candidates for the first local election in the history of the country.
The list includes 43 women.
In Sharjah city, 96 applications, including 25 women, were approved to compete for six seats.
The eastern region has had the second-highest number of candidates, with 30 competing in Khor Fakkan and 23 in Kalba for three seats in each district.
SHARJAH // Registration has been extended for people wanting to vote in the Sharjah Consultative Council elections
The higher committee of the SCC has extended registration to December 19, from December 17, following requests from citizens.
Fourteen registration centres — six in Sharjah City and one each at Al Dhaid, Khorfakkan, Kalba, Dibba, Hamriya, Maliha, Madam and Al Batayeh- are open for Emiratis from 8am to 6pm.
The Sharjah Advisory Council elections highlights the maturity of the parliamentary experience, and marks a new step in the efforts to strengthen political participation and empower citizens, a UAE minister has said.
Dr Anwar Mohammed Gargash, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, said the political empowerment programme, launched by the President, His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, in 2005, represents a distinguished approach in political development and enhancing the political awareness of the citizens.
SHARJAH // Emiratis are answering the call to duty and registering in large numbers for the Sharjah Consultative Council elections.
The deadline for registration is Thursday and Mansoor bin Nassar, head of the higher elections committee, encouraged Emiratis to become involved after a disappointing number visited registration centres last week.
“This is the first local elections to happen in the country and we urge citizens to register for voting and candidacy,” Mr bin Nassar said.
ABU DHABI // Oration, education and the electoral campaign of a candidate were the major influences on who Emiratis voted for in the recent FNC elections, a study shows.
The report, How do Emirati Voters Determine for Whom to Vote in FNC Elections? by UAE University professors Abdulfattah Yaghi and Osman Antwi-Boateng, questioned 1,800 Emirati voters, out of which 1,518 results were assessed.
About 86 per cent of the interviewed sample considered a candidate’s speechmaking skills as a major factor in their appeal.
Emiratis eligible to vote for the upcoming Sharjah Consultative Council (SCC) elections have been urged to register at the Sharjah Municipality and other centres in their electoral zones.
The registration process for the SCC elections began on Sunday at the Sharjah Municipality.
Khalid Al Midfa, head of the Media Committee for SCC elections, said six registration centres have been set up in the Sharjah City. In addition, registration centres have been set up in the Dhaid, Khor Fakkan, Kalba, Dibba Al Hisn, Hamriya, Maliha, Madam and Al Bataeh areas.