Dr. Thoraya Obaid, member of the Shoura Council, received United Nations Population Fund award in recognition of her role in the field of population and health, and her activity in the field of women's rights. Dr. Obaid is a lifelong champion of women’s and young people’s heath and empowerment. She joined the UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) in 1975, focusing on the link between women’s empowerment and population dynamics. In 1998, she joined UNFPA, and eventually rose to the rank of Executive Director.
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