This event, organised by UNIDIR and UN Women during the General Assembly First Committee, will draw on recent roundtables to explore opportunities to expand the capacity of women in the fields of security, foreign policy, and disarmament in the Middle East.
The discussion will be held in Arabic and English with simultaneous translation. The event is part of UNIDIR series of regional discussions on gender and disarmament.
The programme will include the following speakers, with additional speakers to be confirmed closer to the date:
Ambassador Leena Al-Hadid, Permanent Representative of Jordan to the UN, OSCE, and Vienna-based International Organizations
Ambassador Lana Nusseibeh, Assistant Minister for Political Affairs and Permanent Representative for the UAE to the UN
Ambassador (ret.) Nabeela Al-Mulla, American University of Kuwait
Mona Ali Khalil, Director, MAK Law International and former Senior Legal Officer of the UN Office of the Legal Counsel
Moderator: Mina Al Oraibi, Editor-in-Chief, The National, UAE
Anita Bhatia, Deputy Executive Director, UN Women
Dr. Robin Geiss, Director, UNIDIR
Wednesday 27 October 2021 8:15-9:45 EDT (New York time) | Online