The first ever Emirati woman has been posted at the United Nations (UN) headquarters in New York. Hind Abdulaziz Alowais is the first UAE national to be posted at the UN NYC HQ since the UAE became a member of the United Nations in 1971.

In her new position, Alowais will work "to ensure the integration of a gender perspective in the implementation of the sustainable development goals" according to a report by the Gulf News and will "assist the Deputy Executive Director in building advocacy and substantive support on intergovernmental, non-governmental, and strategic partnerships."