Legislations enabling access to decision making positions

Emiratos Arabes Unidos
UAE Gender Balance Council
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

In 2012, the UAE Cabinet approved a resolution mandating women representation on Board of federal bodies, companies, and institutions.

In 2015, the Securities and Commodities Authority approved a resolution on the representation of women in companies operating in securities markets.

Furthermore, since the beginning of the electoral experience in the UAE, both men and women have had the right to stand for elections in the Federal National Council (Parliament) of the United Arab Emirates. However, as of 2019, women must occupy 50 % of the Federal National Council's seats. Furthermore, men and women both have the right to hold cabinet post. Currently, 29.5 % of Ministers in the UAE are female, including the Minister of Culture and Youth.

What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 

UAE has accomplished higher levels of gender equality in government and private sector boards, and other positions of leadership.

As of 2019, women occupy 50% of the UAE Federal National Council (Parliament) seats.

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Objetivo(s) de la Convención 2005 de la UNESCO
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