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For the first time, Israel, Bahrain, the UAE and Morocco issue joint statement at UN Human Rights Council

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The statement reaffirmed women’s fundamental role in peace processes and conflict prevention, and called on all states to strongly commit to ensuring the advancement of women in preventive diplomacy and peace building.

For the first time, Israel and the three countries with whom it signed the Abraham Accords last year – the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Morocco—have issued a joint statement at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva on the role of women in peace and diplomacy.

During the 48th session of the Human Rights Council, Ambassador Yusuf Abdulkarim Bucheeri of Bahrain delivered the joint statement on behalf of the Kingdom of Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, Israel and the Kingdom of Morocco as well as the University of Peace and more than 50 countries.

The statement reaffirmed women’s fundamental role in peace processes and conflict prevention, and called on all states to strongly commit to ensuring the advancement of women in preventive diplomacy and peace building.

‘’The joint statement conveys an important message of peace stemming from the deep rooted values of the Bahraini society, the vision of its wise leadership, and its pioneering experience in the field of peaceful coexistence and religious tolerance,” said Ambassador Bucheeri.

Israel’s permanent representative to the United Nations in Geneva, Ambassador Meirav Eilon Shahar, stressed that the joint statement ‘’is the first formal initiative in the multilateral arena between Israel, Bahrain, the U.A.E. and Morocco.’’

‘’I am especially pleased that the important issue of women in peace processes is the focus of this statement and I believe that it is testament to the new dynamic we want to promote in our region and beyond,”  she added.

 

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