Bahrain wins UN seat
New York, December 19, 2012
Bahrain’s nominee Amal Salman Al Dossary won a seat on the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child for the term 2013-17 during an election at the United Nations headquarters in New York yesterday.
This follows continued efforts by the kingdom to achieve social and child welfare and women’s empowerment, which falls within the framework of His Majesty King Hamad’s reform project, said a report in our sister publication, the Gulf Daily News.
This achievement is also the result of continued support of the Supreme Council for Women headed by HRH Princess Sabeeka bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa, wife of His Majesty.
Eight other countries nominated to the committee are Austria, Italy, Malaysia, Brazil, Ethiopia, Russia, Slovakia and Ecuador. – TradeArabia News Service
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