Egypt: Mashat – Egypt supports women’s empowerment to contribute to climate change at COP27

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International Cooperation Minister Rania el Mashat said Egypt will strive to build on the outcomes of the UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow (COP26) at the upcoming 27th session of the Conference of Parties (COP 27) to the UNFCCC, scheduled for Sharm el-Sheikh in November, empowering women to ensure their active contribution to action against climate change.

While contributing to a meeting via videoconference Thursday 17/3/2022 on empowering women and girls through green economy transformation, the Minister highlighted the importance of women’s active participation in advocacy campaigns. climate action.

The event is held within the framework of the 66th session of the Commission on the Status of Women, which runs from March 14 to 25, 2022.

The priority theme of the session is “Achieving gender equality and empowering all women and girls in the context of policies and programs on climate change, environment and disaster risk reduction”.

Addressing the gathering, the minister said the Glasgow summit focused on strengthening climate action by promoting gender equality policies and creating equal opportunities, as well as encouraging the active participation of women and prominent female figures through civil society institutions.

Representatives of Member States, United Nations entities and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) accredited by ECOSOC from all regions of the world participate in the session.

She said that her ministry was working on setting targets for women’s empowerment in the different areas through strategies developed with the help of development partners.

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