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‘Books - Made in UAE’ featured at International Literature Festival Berlin

posted on 23/09/2016

UAE Board on Books for Young People, UAEBBY, and the Goethe-Institut Gulf Region, recently took their ‘Books – Made in UAE' project to feature at the International Literature Festival Berlin, ilb, in Germany.

Two children's book authors, Maitha Al Khayyat and Noora Al Khouri, were invited to participate in the event in cooperation with the German Arab Friendship Association. They held a reading session in front of 150 school children and participated in a discussion panel where they shed light on the ‘Books – Made in UAE' project.

http://www.wam.ae/en/news/emirates/1395300241992.html


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UAE formally joins Paris Agreement on climate change

posted on 23/09/2016

The United Arab Emirates today formally joined the Paris Agreement on climate change, after Dr. Thani Al Zeyoudi, UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment, submitted the UAE's instrument of ratification at a high-level event on the agreement's entry into force, convened by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at the UN headquarters in New York.

The UAE Cabinet had granted approval to the instrument of ratification during its meeting on 4th September, 2016.

http://www.wam.ae/en/news/emirates/1395300247976.html


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Mohammed bin Rashid inspects work at Dubai Health Authority

posted on 23/09/2016

Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has visited the head office of the Dubai Health Authority to inspect the flow of work and vital projects announced as part of Dubai's strategic plan for 2016-2021.

http://www.wam.ae/en/news/emirates/1395300253090.html




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Abdullah bin Zayed meets number of FMs on sidelines of 71st Session of UNGA

posted on 23/09/2016

UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, today held separate meetings with foreign ministers of a number of friendly at the 71st Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), in New York.

http://www.wam.ae/en/news/emirates/1395300253820.html




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Slovenia confirms participation in Expo 2020 Dubai

posted on 23/09/2016

The Republic of Slovenia today signed the letter of intent, confirming its participation in the Expo 2020 Dubai, at a meeting between Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri, Minister of Economy, and Zdravko Pocivalsek, Slovenian Minister of Economic Development and Technology.

http://www.wam.ae/en/news/emirates/1395300258512.html


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Godolphin invests over GBP250,000 in new partnership with the Newmarket Academy

posted on 23/09/2016

Godolphin, the global thoroughbred horseracing and breeding operation, and the Newmarket Academy, a co-educational secondary school, located in Newmarket, Suffolk, United Kingdom (UK), have entered into a new partnership to enrich experience of students through career pathways.

Founded in 1992 by Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Godolphin has so far won over 220 Group One races in 12 different countries, across four continents.

http://www.wam.ae/en/news/sports-emirates/1395300262041.html


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Hedayah welcomes increased UK support

posted on 23/09/2016

Hedayah, the Abu-Dhabi-based International Centre of Excellence for Countering Violent Extremism, on Thursday welcomed the announcement of expanded support from the United Kingdom's Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Boris Johnson, on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly.

http://www.wam.ae/en/news/emirates/1395300263087.html




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Emirates Red Crescent distributes more relief to Yemenis

posted on 23/09/2016

The Emirates Red Crescent on Thursday distributed 4,400 food packages and 400 tents to the residents of the island of Miyoun in the Bab al-Mandab strait, Tawr al-Bahah and al-Ind in Lahij province, and Moudiya area in Abyan province.

http://www.wam.ae/en/news/emirates/1395300263274.html


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World Bank, ILO announce new push for universal social protection

posted on 23/09/2016

World leaders, heads of the World Bank Group and the International Labour Organization (ILO) are joining forces to guarantee social protection is made available for all.

The creation of the new Global Partnership for Universal Social Protection, announced during the UN General Assembly week, aims to help countries reach all poor and vulnerable groups with a variety of measures to ensure that no people lack access to key forms of support when needed.

http://www.wam.ae/en/news/international/1395300265249.html




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IMF announces specific actions on women’s economic empowerment

posted on 23/09/2016

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) will continue to work with its member countries to ensure that women play a larger role in the economy in order to boost growth, reduce income inequality, and support economic diversification, said Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the IMF.

Lagarde announced specific actions on women's economic empowerment following her participation in a United Nations (UN) High-Level Panel on "Women Economic Empowerment" on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.

http://www.wam.ae/en/news/international/1395300268470.html


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