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WHO: Thanks to the UAE, millions of world's children reached with polio vaccines

posted on 25/09/2016

The world Health Organisation (WHO) has paid tribute to the United Arab Emirates for its pivotal role, through the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and the initiative of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, to eliminate all cases of polio around the world.

In a report published in its official website, the WHO said in the last week of August, more than 15.5 million children across Pakistan's highest-risk districts received the most vital health interventions to protect them from polio: two drops of oral polio vaccine, thanks to the UAE's Pakistan Assistance Programme (UAE PAP).

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Jawaher Al Qasimi named ‘Honorary Patron’ of EFE’s Global Women’s Inclusion Initiative

posted on 25/09/2016

Alongside the 71st Session of the UN General Assembly, Education For Employment's (EFE) signature initiative expanding opportunities for women across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), titled the ‘Global Women's Inclusion Initiative,' has announced H.H. Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, Wife of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah, UAE, Chairperson of NAMA Women Advancement Establishment (NAMA), as their first and only Honorary Patron for Global Women's Inclusion.

The announcement was made recently during EFE's reception, that saw the participation of NAMA, in New York City to announce the launch of the initiative.

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TDIC opens new sales centre at Saadiyat Lagoons district

posted on 25/09/2016

The Tourism Development & Investment Company (TDIC), the master developer of major tourism, cultural and residential destinations in Abu Dhabi, announced today its opening of a new and dedicated Lagoons Sales Centre, located at the Saadiyat Lagoons District construction site. The Sales Centre's convenient location next to New York University Abu Dhabi offers potential buyers and investors the opportunity to discover the dynamic new community, its surroundings, and the numerous facilities in close proximity to their new home.

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Abdullah bin Zayed meets Chairman of Libya's Presidential Council

posted on 25/09/2016

H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation met on Friday with Fayez Al Sarraj, Chairman of the Presidential Council of Libya of the Government of National Accord of Libya.

During the meeting, held on the sidelines of the 71st UN General Assembly session in New York, Sheikh Abdullah and Al Sarraj exchanged views on the latest developments in Libya, as well as the challenges facing the comprehensive political process there.

http://www.wam.ae/en/news/emirates-arab-international/1395300312231.html




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Al Mansouri meets Slovenian economic development minister

posted on 25/09/2016

Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri, Minister of Economy, met in Dubai today with Zdravko Pocivalsek, Slovenian Minister of Economic Development and Technology.

The meeting was held as part of the Slovenian Business Forum, organised by Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in collaboration with the Slovenian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

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Jafza,Japan explore investment opportunities in the region

posted on 25/09/2016

Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza), the UAE's flagship trade and logistics hub for the wider Middle East region and Africa, has become a distribution hub for Japanese goods and products and has supported the companies in reaching the regional countries and beyond, said Talal Al Hashimi, Chief Operating Officer, Jafza, to a Japanese Business Forum.

The event was organised by Jafza to promote trade relations and explore future opportunities in various sectors.

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Air Arabia Group Chief Executive Officer named 'Airline CEO of the Year'

posted on 25/09/2016

Adel Al Ali, Group Chief Executive Officer of Air Arabia, has won the 'Airline CEO of the Year' award at the 10th CEO Middle East Awards 2016.

Al Ali, who was instrumental in overseeing the launch of the first low cost carrier in the Middle East and North Africa, was recognised for his efforts in further strengthening Air Arabia's leadership position in the region, as well as his role in delivering outstanding results for the airline.

http://www.wam.ae/en/news/economics/1395300315566.html


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Musanada completes most of Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City construction

posted on 25/09/2016

Abu Dhabi General Services Company (Musanada) has revealed that 87 percent of the work at Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City has been completed, prior to its being handed over to Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (Seha) in the fourth quarter of 2017.

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For first time, UAE takes Asia Cooperation Dialogue chair

posted on 25/09/2016

For the first time, the UAE has chaired the 34-member Asia Cooperation Dialogue.

Dr. Thani Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, chaired the annual Asia Cooperation Dialogue (ACD) Foreign Ministers' Meeting, held on the sidelines of the 71st Session of the United Nation General Assembly.

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Al Jaber presides UAE delegation at Annual Ministerial Meeting of Group of 77 and China

posted on 25/09/2016

Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE Minister of State, has presided the UAE delegation at the Annual Ministerial Meeting of the Group of 77 and China held in New York on the sidelines of the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly.

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UAE, ICRC sign agreement on humanitarian aid in Yemen

posted on 25/09/2016

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation signed on a cooperation agreement on Friday with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to support the humanitarian response plan in Yemen.

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Abdullah bin Zayed hails UN Security Council role in maintaining international peace and security

posted on 25/09/2016

H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, said that the UAE has unwavering faith in the role of the United Nations and its organs, especially the UN Security Council, in maintaining international peace and security.

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Lubna Al Qasimi takes part in launch ceremony of Women’s Economic Empowerment report

posted on 25/09/2016

Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid Al Qasimi, Minister of State for Tolerance, has said that the UAE attaches great importance to women and their empowerment in various fields.

She pointed to the great support enjoyed by women in the UAE under the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and the attention and care of H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women's Union, Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation and President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, "Mother of the Nation".

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UAE supports WFP in fighting hunger in Yemen

posted on 25/09/2016

The United Nations World Food Programme, WFP, has welcomed a contribution of US$6 million from the UAE to provide vital food assistance to more than 100,000 people in Yemen.

Reem bint Ibrahim Al Hashemi, Minister of State for International Cooperation, and Ertharin Cousin, WFP Executive Director, signed an agreement on Thursday on the sidelines of UN General Assembly meetings in New York.



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