State Council Vice-Chairperson attends WPL Summit 2019 in Japan
26 Jun 2019
Hon.Dr. Suad Mohamed Ali Sulaiman Al Lawati, State Council Vice-Chairperson presented a paper on ‘WOMEN PROMOTING A SOCIETY OF GOOD HEALTH AND LONGEVITY’ at the Women Political Leaders (WPL) Summit 2019, being held from 25-27 June in Japan.
The WPL Summit 2019, co-hosted in Tokyo by the House of Representatives of Japan, has brought together female government ministers and Parliamentarians from all over the world.
The session aimed to share good practices to bring about societies of good health and longevity globally. It explored what can be done to achieve SDG3: to “ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.”
The WPL Summit is the foremost global gathering of female political leaders, attended by 350-400 from around the world. They include Heads of State and Government, Cabinet Ministers, Parliamentarians, experts and thought-leaders from academia, business and civil society.
WPL is the global network of around 9000 female political leaders at national level, including the European Parliament. It is a platform for the exchange of ideas, experiences and best practices between female political leaders.
It is an independent, international, charitable and post-partisan foundation, based in Switzerland established with the purpose of advancing society by building a network between women in Parliaments.
In 2013, Silvana Koch-Mehrin, former Vice-President of the European Parliament (2009-2011) and Member of the European Parliament (2004-2014), founded and chaired the Women Political Leaders Global Forum (WPL).
WPL began with the vision of enabling the advancement of society by increasing the presence of women in political leadership.
Today, according to Inter-Parliamentary Union stats, men hold 80% of parliamentary seats. Globally, only 9,000 women are members of national Parliaments.