United Arab Emirates

The United Arab Emirates adopted its first National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security in 2021.

According to media reports, 14 national entities including federal, local and civil society institutions participated in the preparation of the UAE National Action Plan, including the Ministry of Defence, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, the Ministry of the Interior, the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Economy, the Ministry of Health and Community Protection, the Ministry of Culture and Youth, the Ministry of Education, the General Women’s Union, the Islamic Affairs and Endowments Authority, The National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority, the Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Centre, the Federal National Council, and the UAE Gender Balance Council, with technical support from the UN Women Liaison Office for the GCC. Further information about the release is available online.

Analysis will be posted upon availability of the plan.

CEDAW Ratification

2004

Global Gender Gap Index 2020

120 out of 153

Arms Trade Treaty

Signed 2013

Military expenditure (2014 - most recent estimate)

$22.8 billion USD

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