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UAE and Costa Rica establish diplomatic relations

Posted on 14/03/2010

The United Arab Emirates and the Republic of Costa Rica have established diplomatic relations on ambassador level. Both countries signed a joint communiqué on Thursday 11th March 2010 at the UN headquarters establishing the diplomatic relations H.E. Mr. Ahmed Al-Jarman, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and Permanent Representative of the United Arab Emirates to the United Nations, signed the communiqué representing the government of UAE while H.E. Jorge Urbina, Ambassador ...  >>MORE

UAE guarantees constitutional rights of woman: UNDP expert

Posted on 09/03/2010

Since its inception, the UAE leadership has been conscious about the role the woman can play as a key and equal partner to man in the nation-building and that her empowerment is one of the most important factors of success of development strategy, a UN expert said today. Mr. Elballa Hagona, acting UNDP Resident Representative in the UAE, told the '12th Global Businesswomen '&' Leaders Summit - WOIBEX 2010' at the Burj Al Arab, Dubai, that engagement of woman at the leadership and ...  >>MORE

UAE urges the United Nations to protect women during conflicts, especially in Palestinian lands

Posted on 07/03/2010

New York - The United Arab Emirates urged the United Nations on Friday to work to protect women and children during armed conflicts, and to get those who are detained among them as hostages or prisoners released. It also called on the UN bodies to follow up on their conditions and provide them with necessary assistance. UAE's call was issued in statement made by its Permanent Representative to the United Nations Ambassador Ahmad Al Jarman at the 53rd session of the Commission on the Status ...  >>MORE

UAE warns of the repercussions of financial crisis on economic, social and cultural rights in developing countries

Posted on 05/03/2010

Geneva - UAE's Permanent Representative to the UN Office in Geneva Obaid Salem Al Zaabi said that the most severe repercussion brought about by the economic and financial crisis is the destabilisation of confidence in the international financial system and the consequent violations of economic, social and cultural rights of peoples all around the world, particularly those in developing countries, the economies of whom had been unable to cope with the devastating effects of the crisis. In a ...  >>MORE

UAE takes part in the 41st sessions of the UN Statistical Commission

Posted on 25/02/2010

New York - The UAE is taking part in the 41st session of the Statistical Commission, which is being held at United Nations Headquarters, New York from 23 to 26 February 2010. The UAE is represented in the sessions by HE Rashid Khamis Al Suwaidi, Director General of National Statistics Centre. Al Suwaidi said in a statement that the meeting is an annual forum for the statistical authorities of 150 countries, as well as competent international organisations, such as World Bank, International ...  >>MORE

Human rights path is long bumpy road: UAE

Posted on 21/02/2010

Algeria - Over four years after its birth, the UN Human Rights Council is passing through a critical juncture on its future and future of the human rights systems at large, UAE Permanent Representative to United Nations office in Geneva Ambassador Obaid Salem Al Zaabi said yesterday. "The short experiment of the UN human rights body has produced set achievements which should be sustained, improved and strengthened.... likewise, the experiment has faced objective shortcomings which should be ...  >>MORE

UAE values Iraq's commitment towards human rights

Posted on 17/02/2010

Geneva - The UAE yesterday expressed satisfaction at Iraq's sincere efforts to promote the culture of human rights and uphold these rights. UAE Permanent Representative to United Nations office in Geneva Ambassador Obaid Salem Al Zaabi, told the seventh session of the Human Rights Council's Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Group on Iraq's human rights that the UAE appreciates Baghdad's drive to enhance its cooperation with the UN human rights organs to nurture and spread the culture of ...  >>MORE

UAE calls for international political will to improve living conditions of disaster-stricken countries

Posted on 08/02/2010

New York - The United Arab Emirates has called for the International Political Will to promote the concept of social inclusion and improve the living conditions of families and individuals in poor countries affected by natural disasters and armed conflicts. Naji Al Hai Mubarak, Executive Director of Social Development in the Ministry of Social Affairs, who heads the UAE delegation participating in the 48th session of the United Nations Commission for Social Development, currently being held ...  >>MORE

UN thanks UAE for assisting its staff in Kabul

Posted on 02/02/2010

Foreign Minister HH Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan has received a message from United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in which he expressed his gratitude to the UAE for the support it has offered to UN injured personnel during the Kabul attack in last October. The UN chief highly appreciated efforts made by the UAE government to facilitate transportation of the UN wounded staff to receive proper treatment in the UAE hospitals. - Emirates News Agency, WAM ...  >>MORE

UAE urges world leaders to oppose Judaisation moves

Posted on 31/01/2010

New York - The UAE has called on the international community to pressurise Israel to cease and remove all procedures of ongoing judaisation of Eastern part of Jerusalem city intended to change its landmark. It dubbed the procedures contravenes the Road Map Principles, International Law, the Geneva Fourth Agreement and a number of legitimate international resolutions in this respect. The remarks were made in a statement delivered Anwar Osman Barot Deputy Permanent Representative of UAE in ...  >>MORE

UAE reviews its achievements on women's empowerment before UN

Posted on 28/01/2010

Geneva - The United Arab Emirates presented on Tuesday its initial report to the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) in accordance with the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women which stipulates that States Parties to the Convention should report periodically to the Committee on the progress they made in the implementation of the provisions of the Convention. The UAE Delegation, headed by Her Excellency Reem Ibrahim Al Hashemi, Minister ...  >>MORE

UNRWA thanks UAE for supporting the Agency's budget

Posted on 11/12/2009

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) welcomed the UAE's donation of US$ 2.5 million to its budget. It was earlier last week UAE had made the donation upon directives from President HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. The donation stressed the UAE government's unwavering and continuous support to the Palestinian people and to efforts of UNRWA to alleviate their suffering and provide them with dignified life. UNRWA held UAE's stance in ...  >>MORE

UNICEF Regional Director Kaag commends UAE's efforts to protect children

Posted on 11/12/2009

A UNICEF-backed study, known as situation analysis aimed at reflecting on the situation of women and children in the UAE, is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2010 to contribute to the relevant national strategies and policies for women and children, according to Sigrid Kaag, UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa. In an interview with WAM, Kaag said the study as well as the situation of women and children in the United Arab Emirates were at the center of ...  >>MORE

UAE renews commitment for relief assistance in coordination with the United Nations

Posted on 09/12/2009

New York - UAE has renewed its commitment to implement long-term aid programs and relief projects in countries hit by natural disasters and armed conflicts in cooperation and coordination with the United Nations. Anwar Osman Barot, Deputy Permanent Representative of UAE in United Nations made this commitment during the Special meeting of the UN General Assembly that discussed ways to coordinate the humanitarian assistance provided by the World body to the affected countries. The recent ...  >>MORE

UAE reiterates support to UNHCR

Posted on 09/12/2009

Geneva - The United Arab Emirates yesterday renewed its support to the Office of the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) to help meet the needs of tens of millions of the world's most vulnerable people. In a statement at UNHCR's annual pledging conference in Geneva (UNHCR'S funding appeal 2010), the UAE Permanent Representative to United Nations office in Geneva Ambassador Obaid Salem Al Zaabi said the UAE always responsibly responded to the humanitarian needs of people around the world ...  >>MORE

UAE holds Israel accountable over failure of peace talks

Posted on 03/12/2009

The UAE has held Israel accountable over incessant failure of the peace process, warning it about potential repercussions, which ensue from disappointment of Palestinians about unfulfilled repetitive peace promises. UAE Ambassador Ahmed Abdul Rahman Al Jarman, UAE Permanent Representative to United Nations, said here last light in special meeting of the UN General Assembly, on discussion of the two clauses on Palestine and the Middle East, that the international community is aware of 61 years ...  >>MORE

UAE bags communication award

Posted on 22/11/2009

Geneva - UAE has won the communication award for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region in a contest organised by the Public opinion Research Foundation based in Zurich The prize is awarded based on specific criteria including the quality of information, as well as the topics covered and the stance of the media towards sensitive issues such as business, investment, economy, government, politics, crime, corruption, culture and analysis of public opinion. The prize was received by ...  >>MORE

UAE takes part in UN charitable Bazaar

Posted on 19/11/2009

Geneva - The UAE has participated in the United Nations female Bazaar organised every year at (Palais des Nations), the UN palace in Geneva, Switzerland to raise funds for charity institutions worldwide. This is the third time that UAE is participating and it is supported by HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Supreme Chairperson of the Family Development Foundation and Chairperson of UAE Women's Federation. Sergei A. Ordzhonikidze, Director General of UN Office at Geneva inaugurated the UAE ...  >>MORE

UAE establishes diplomatic relations with East Timor

Posted on 15/11/2009

New York - The UAE issued last night a joint statement with East Timor, on establishing the diplomatic ties with effect from Friday. The statement was signed on behalf of the UAE by HE Ambassador Ahmed Abdul Rahman Al Jarman, UAE Permanent Representative to United Nations, while on the side of East Timor Republic by Ambassador Nelson Santos, East Timor Permanent Representative to UN in presence of the diplomats from both countries. The joint communiqué stresses the interest of both ...  >>MORE

UAE takes part in international efforts to ensure safety of UN staff in Afghanistan

Posted on 14/11/2009

New York - The UAE has pledged before the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to participate in the regional and international efforts to provide security for UN staff in Afghanistan through hosting a number of staff in the UAE due to unstable security situation there. The remark was carried in a speech delivered by HE Ahmed Abdul Rahman Al Jarman, UAE Permanent Representative to UN, before special meeting held by the UNSC on Friday to discuss ways of protecting civilians in cases of armed ...  >>MORE

UAE is committed to maintaining world peace and security

Posted on 10/11/2009

Geneva - The UAE is committed to honour its international obligations towards maintaining international peace and security. 'The UAE will spare no efforts to respect provisions of the Convention on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Certain Conventional Weapons especially the fifth Protocol on Explosive Remnants of War (ERW), UAE's Permanent Representative to the European Headquarters of the UN Obaid Salem Al Za'abi said in a statement before the third conference the contracting ...  >>MORE

UN praises UAE' efforts to alleviate suffering of injured personnel

Posted on 10/11/2009

Kabul - The United Nation's special envoy to Afghanistan Kai Eide has expressed profound thanks to the government of the UAE for its generous support for UN personnel injured in a recent attack in Afghan capital Kabul. In a message he dispatched to the UAE Embassy in Kabul, the UN envoy appreciated the warm welcome and good treatment the UAE has accorded to the UN staff. Twenty-seven UN staff members who survived an attack in Kabul on 28th October 2009 were flown to the UAE for treatment. ...  >>MORE

UN praises UAE efforts to enhance labor conditions

Posted on 06/11/2009

United Nations has applauded the efforts made by United Arab Emirates to enhance labour conditions, hoping that countries in the region will follow suit UAE in this area. This came in a letter that was received by H.H Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs, from Peter Sutherland, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General on International Migration and Development. Sutherland said in his letter: "I would like to express my deep appreciation for the role UAE ...  >>MORE

UAE urges UN to implement recommendations of Goldstone report

Posted on 06/11/2009

New York - The United Arab Emirates urged the General Assembly of the United Nations during its meeting last night to adopt the recommendations of Goldstone report that was approved by the Human Rights Council at its 12th special session, on the crimes committed by the Israel during its war on Gaza Strip. The UAE stressed on the need to refer the report to the International Security Council to take appropriate action under the charter of the UN and international law, in addition to asking ...  >>MORE

UAE calls on International Community to adopt serious measures over Israeli insistence to acquire nuclear arms

Posted on 02/11/2009

New York - The UAE has called on the international community to adopt more serious procedures to curb the Israeli's insistence to possess the nuclear arms, a move it said could spur other countries in the region to access such dangerous weapons if unchecked. The remarks were carried in a speech delivered by Khalifa Abdul Rahman Al Marzouqi, a member of the UAE delegation to United Nations, before the first committee of the UN General Assembly for Disarmament and International Security. The ...  >>MORE

UAE receives 27 UN personnel affected by Kabul attack

Posted on 01/11/2009

New York - United Arab Emirates yesterday received about 27 members of United Nations staff affected by the terrorist attack that occurred last Wednesday in the Afghan capital Kabul, which killed and wounded a number of United Nations personnel. The UAE also strongly condemned last night the attack and vowed to continue its support for the crucial role played by the United Nations there to assist in restoring stability and security in Afghanistan. UAE's condemnation came during the ...  >>MORE

UAE and Principality of Liechtenstein establish diplomatic relations

Posted on 25/10/2009

New York - United Arab Emirates and the Principality of Liechtenstein signed a joint statement on the establishment of formal diplomatic relations between the two countries as of Thursday, October 22, 2009. The communiqué was signed at the Permanent Mission headquarters of the UAE to the United Nations in New York by Ambassador HE Ahmad Abdul Rahman Al Jarman, UAE's Permanent Representative to the United Nations, and by the Ambassador of the Principality of Liechtenstein Christian Wenaweser, ...  >>MORE

UAE establishes diplomatic ties with Haiti

Posted on 23/10/2009

New York - The UAE has established a diplomatic ties with Haiti, a joint statement signed here last night formally establishes diplomatic relations at ambassadorial level from yesterday October 21, 2009. UAE Permanent Ambassador to the United Nations, Ahmed Abdul Rahman Al-Jarman, signed the statement for his side while his Haitian counterpart, Leo Merores also signed for his country in a short ceremony held here at the UN headquarters and witnessed by some members of the diplomatic missions ...  >>MORE

UAE urges UN to implement "Goldstone Recommendations" report

Posted on 22/10/2009

New York - The UAE has urged the United Nations to refer the recommendations of the "Goldstone" report to the UN Security Council, the General Assembly and the International Criminal Court for the necessary actions to be taken, including more investigations on the war crimes and crime against humanity committed by Israel in the Gaza Strip to ensure that perpetrators of the heinous crimes are brought to justice. In a UAE address during the 12th meeting of the Sixth Committee of the ...  >>MORE

UAE Parliamentary delegation presents recommendations for IPU reform

Posted on 22/10/2009

Geneva - Representing the group of Arab countries attending the General Assembly meetings of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) in Geneva, the United Arab Emirates presented today the recommendations for the comprehensive reform of the Union. The paper containing the recommendations was presented by member of UAE's Federal National Council (FNC) Dr. Amal Al Qubaisi to the General Assembly that concluded yesterday. The recommendations themed around four pivotal aspects of the IPU reform. FNC ...  >>MORE

UAE reiterates commitment to Children's Rights

Posted on 21/10/2009

New York - The UAE has reiterated its commitment to implement the highest international standards of policy on the protection of children and child welfare to boost the rights of children. The country has also underscored its permanent policy in support of children's issues through the implementation of various national development programmes. In a UAE address to the Third committee of the Sixty-Fourth United Nations General Assembly, deliberating on the protection of the rights of children, ...  >>MORE

UAE delegation participates in IPU meetings in Geneva

Posted on 21/10/2009

Geneva - The UAE delegation attending in the 121st General Assembly meeting of the Inter-Parliamentary Union in Geneva continued its participation in various committees affiliated with the Assembly. Member of the UAE's Federal National Council Sultan Saqr Al Suwaidi presented a number of proposals today on behalf of the Council stressing the importance of reaching regional and international agreements regarding the inspection and control using modern technology to combat drug trafficking and ...  >>MORE

UAE urges UN to highlight Palestinian issue

Posted on 20/10/2009

New York - UAE has called on United Nations to continue its efforts in highlighting the progress made so for on key issues, particularly relating to Palestinian issue. Addressing meeting of the United Nations General Assembly's committee on special political issues and decolonization and role of the media, H.E Hamad Obaid Ibrahim Al Zaabi, a member of UAE delegation to the United Nations, highlighted a host of issues and said " During the past few years, the world witnessed, rapid negative ...  >>MORE

UAE wins membership of key UNESCO councils

Posted on 20/10/2009

The United Arab Emirates was elected as a member of two UNESCO Councils; The Intergovernmental Council of the Management of Social Transformations (MOST) Programme and the Intergovernmental Council for the Information for All Programme (IFAP). The country's election to the two councils was made during the international organisation's 35th conference in Paris. UAE's Ambassador to France Abdullah Nasser Al Ameri expressed pleasure at the country's success in securing membership in the two ...  >>MORE

Arab Group adopts UAE's document for IPU reforms

Posted on 20/10/2009

Geneva - The Arab Group at the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) yesterday adopted a document tabled by the UAE on introducing reforms to the IPU. In its meeting, held here today at the sidelines of the IPU's 121st assembly, the Arab Group unanimously agreed to adopt the document and to submit it to the IPU. Meanwhile, the delegations taking part in the assembly meetings presented today a motion to the IPU's governing council on the H1N1 and the role of parliamentarians and parliamentary ...  >>MORE

UAE calls UN to lift immunity of its experts, employees in connection with crimes

Posted on 19/10/2009

New York - The United Arab Emirates has called on the United Nations to set measures, whereby immunity can be lifted on its experts and employees on temporary contracts in the UN missions, who are charged with crimes to enable host countries, exercise their judicial authorities through giving them fair trials. Faisal Abdul Rahman Al Zarouni, UAE delegation member to the UN, has stressed before the special meeting held by the sixth committee of the UN General Assembly in charge of the legal ...  >>MORE

UAE pledges continuous backing to UN's anti-crime, anti-drug efforts

Posted on 17/10/2009

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) pledged continuous support to crime prevention, criminal justice and drug control efforts being made by the United Nations, its agencies and all other international relevant organizations, a UAE representative to the United Nations said at the "Debate on Crime Prevention, Criminal Justice, Drug Control" held recently in New York by the UN General Assembly's Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Affairs Committee, commonly referred to as the Third Committee. The UAE ...  >>MORE

UAE representative addresses UN Human Rights Council

Posted on 17/10/2009

Geneva - The current dangerous and volatile situation in East Jerusalem has resulted from Israel's violation of the sanctity of the Aqsa Mosque, its efforts to Judaise Jerusalem as well as the eviction of Arabs from their homes, house demolition, continuous digging and excavation work around the Al Aqsa Mosque as well as other Christian and Islamic holy sites, a clear violation of the United Nations resolutions and the Fourth Geneva Convention, according to UAE Permanent Representative to the ...  >>MORE

UAE to update IPU on its response to global financial crisis

Posted on 17/10/2009

Geneva - The UAE will update the 121st general assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union on its implementation of resolutions dealing with the international financial crisis during its meeting here on 19-22 October. Rashid Al Shiraiqi, member of the Federal National Council and head of the UAE delegation, will present a paper in this respect on special debate on ensuring effective follow up to IPU decisions on the global economic crisis. The FNC will also submit a request for the inclusion ...  >>MORE

UAE National Committee to Combat Human Trafficking highlights achievements to visiting UN delegation

Posted on 15/10/2009

Representatives of the UAE National Committee to Combat Human trafficking received Mrs. Najat Maalla M'jid, Special Rapporteur on the Sale of Child, Child Prostitution and Child Pornography from the United Nations Commission on Human Rights (UNCHR) at the Ministry of State for Federal National Council Affairs premises, in presence of other members of the Geneva-based organization. The meeting discussed key issues related to the fight against human trafficking as well as initiatives executed ...  >>MORE

UN official hails UAE efforts to protect children

Posted on 14/10/2009

UN Special Rapporteur on the sale of children, child prostitution, and child pornography Najat M'jid Maalla commended yesterday efforts being made by the UAE to combat crimes related to sale and abuse of children. At a meeting yesterday with Noura Al Suweidi, Director of UAE General Women's Union (GWU), the UN official also lauded achievements generated by programmes launched by the GWU for protection of child rights in the UAE. Al Suweidi briefed the UN official on the UAE initiatives for ...  >>MORE

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UAE and Costa Rica establish diplomatic relations


UAE guarantees constitutional rights of woman: UNDP expert


UAE urges the United Nations to protect women during conflicts, especially in Palestinian lands


UAE warns of the repercussions of financial crisis on economic, social and cultural rights in developing countries


UAE takes part in the 41st sessions of the UN Statistical Commission


Human rights path is long bumpy road: UAE


UAE values Iraq's commitment towards human rights


UAE calls for international political will to improve living conditions of disaster-stricken countries


UN thanks UAE for assisting its staff in Kabul


UAE urges world leaders to oppose Judaisation moves


UAE reviews its achievements on women's empowerment before UN


UNRWA thanks UAE for supporting the Agency's budget


UNICEF Regional Director Kaag commends UAE's efforts to protect children


UAE renews commitment for relief assistance in coordination with the United Nations


UAE reiterates support to UNHCR


UAE holds Israel accountable over failure of peace talks


UAE bags communication award


UAE takes part in UN charitable Bazaar


UAE establishes diplomatic relations with East Timor


UAE takes part in international efforts to ensure safety of UN staff in Afghanistan


UAE is committed to maintaining world peace and security


UN praises UAE' efforts to alleviate suffering of injured personnel


UN praises UAE efforts to enhance labor conditions


UAE urges UN to implement recommendations of Goldstone report


UAE calls on International Community to adopt serious measures over Israeli insistence to acquire nuclear arms


UAE receives 27 UN personnel affected by Kabul attack


UAE and Principality of Liechtenstein establish diplomatic relations


UAE establishes diplomatic ties with Haiti


UAE urges UN to implement "Goldstone Recommendations" report


UAE Parliamentary delegation presents recommendations for IPU reform


UAE reiterates commitment to Children's Rights


UAE delegation participates in IPU meetings in Geneva


UAE urges UN to highlight Palestinian issue


UAE wins membership of key UNESCO councils


Arab Group adopts UAE's document for IPU reforms


UAE calls UN to lift immunity of its experts, employees in connection with crimes


UAE pledges continuous backing to UN's anti-crime, anti-drug efforts


UAE representative addresses UN Human Rights Council


UAE to update IPU on its response to global financial crisis


UAE National Committee to Combat Human Trafficking highlights achievements to visiting UN delegation


UN official hails UAE efforts to protect children