The Armed Forces extend the Memorandum of Understanding with UN Women

Date: Thursday, April 29, 2021

Amman, Jordan
The Armed Forces extend the Memorandum of Understanding with UN Women
Brigadier General Eng. Bassam Al-Falih, Director of Planning and Organization, on behalf of the General Command of the Jordanian Armed Forces, and Ms. Aisha Mukhtar, UN Women Deputy Representative convened to sign the extension of the Memorandum of Understanding with UN Women. Photo courtesy: The Jordanian Armed Forces

Today, Thursday, the Jordanian Armed Forces - the Arab Army signed an extension of the Memorandum of Understanding with UN Women for a period of two years.

 

The agreement was signed by Brigadier General Eng. Bassam Al-Falih, Director of Planning and Organization, on behalf of the General Command of the Jordanian Armed Forces, and Ms. Aisha Mukhtar, UN Women Deputy Representative.

 

The Director of Planning and Organization said "The Armed Forces seek to continue the strategic partnership with UN Women on learning and training cooperation to achieve the desired goals of achieving a gender-responsive military sector in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan”. He also indicated that the armed forces have made several advancements in enhancing the role of women and maximizing their contributions at all levels.

 

"The role of women in the Jordanian Armed Forces is key to maintaining stability and sustainable security, including their participation in international peace-keeping operations. Through this partnership we will work to raise awareness about the contribution and achievements of women in the armed forces," the said the UN Women Deputy Representative.

 

The Director of the Military Women's Affairs Department, Colonel Maha Al-Nasser, explained the importance of the partnership between UN Women and the Armed Forces in working to spread awareness and promote training in the field of gender for army personnel. This will have a positive impact on their career advancement prospects, reaching a homogeneous and advanced military community.

 

The memorandum, which was signed in July 2019, focus on strengthening and building institutional development in relation to the Women, Peace and Security agenda, promoting gender-responsive services in the security sector and raising awareness about the contribution of women in the armed forces.

 

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