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UAE joins UNESCO's ICCROM

Posted on 12/05/2008

The United Arab Emirates has agreed to join the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM). This came during the regular meeting of the Ministerial Commission for Services, held here today under the chairmanship of HH Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Presidential Affairs. ICCRIM is an intergovernmental organisation which was established by UNESCO in Rome in 1959. It occupies a unique position in being the only ...  >>MORE

UAE representative addresses UN human rights council

Posted on 10/04/2008

Geneva - Obaid Salem Al Zaabi, UAE's Permanent Representative to the UN's European Headquarters yesterday addressed a session of the human rights council's universal periodic review, dedicated to the human rights report submitted by Morocco. Al Zaabi said Morocco made an impressive presentation and bluntly expressed its keenness to fulfil all commitments and to cooperate with all human rights bodies. "We appreciate the efforts made by the Kingdom of Morocco to enhance human rights and to ...  >>MORE

UAE calls for stronger int'l cooperation on non-restricted use of chemicals

Posted on 10/04/2008

THE HAGUE - The United Arab Emirates has called the international community to further boost cooperation on the use of chemicals for non-restricted purposes. It further appealed to countries that have not yet ratified the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on their Destruction (CWC) to join international efforts to eventually make the convention a real guarantee for international security and stability. The UAE calls were ...  >>MORE

UAE establishes diplomatic relations with Montenegro

Posted on 06/04/2008

New York - United Arab Emirates and the Republic of Montenegro have formally established diplomatic relations between the two countries. UAE's Permanent Representative to United Nations Ahmed Abdul Rahman Al Jaramain and the Permanent Representative of the Republic of Montenegro to the UN, Nebojsa Kaludjerovic jointly signed a statement to this effect on Friday, at the UAE's mission at UN. Members of the diplomatic missions from both the countries were present at the signing of the statement, ...  >>MORE

UAE calls upon the developed countries to meet their liabilities

Posted on 05/04/2008

New York - United Arab Emirates has voiced concern over the likelihood of delay in achieving the Millennium Development Goals by the target time in 2015. In a statement made by H.E. Dr. Maitha Salem Alshamsi Minister of State and Head of UAE Delegation at the General Assembly 'Thematic Debate on the Millennium Development Goals', she also called upon the developed countries to meet their financial liabilities towards developing nations. Debating on the topic 'Recognising the Achievements, ...  >>MORE

UAE calls world family to back Sudan's peace drive in Darfur

Posted on 19/03/2008

Geneva - The United Arab Emirates (UAE) urged Tuesday the international community to back Sudan's efforts to attain peace, take abject humanitarian situation in Darfur into consideration and refrain from provocating political sensitivities in the western Sudan region. 'Rousing these delicate political issues will only exacerbate the situation in the region which needs, in the first place, peace and security to allow the legitimate government maintain order and respect human rights under the ...  >>MORE

Threats of violence depress political and developmt efforts : UAE tells UN

Posted on 15/03/2008

New York - The United Arab Emirates has voiced its deep concern over the continuing threats of violence which said were hindering development and political efforts in Afghanistan and placing lives of innocent civilians, aid workers and diplomats under threat. 'The UAE, which stood by the Afghan people since the beginning of this crisis and made generous contributions towards its emergency humanitarian relief programs and economic recovery and rehabilitation, is deeply concerned at the ...  >>MORE

UAE stands ready to back UN human rights body's mission

Posted on 08/03/2008

Geneva - The UAE affirmed Thursday its full readiness to join hands with mechanisms of the Geneva-based UN Human Rights Council to help it deliver its international obligations properly. 'Human rights are still abused across the world since the launch of the Universal declaration of human rights 60 years ago and institution of mechanisms for cooperation among countries of the world in this respect,' said Obeid Salim Al Za'abi, UAE Permanent Ambassador to the Geneva-based UN Headquarters in ...  >>MORE

UAE urges international community to condemn Israeli massacres

Posted on 08/03/2008

Geneva - The United Arab Emirates has called upon the international community to condemn the Israeli massacres and genocide committed against innocent Palestinian children, women and elderly people. In her speech before the session of the human rights council held to discuss the current situation in Gaza, Sheikha Najlaa Al Qasimi, first secretary in UAE mission to the UN's Geneva headquarters, said the continuous atrocities committed by Israel against the Palestinians come as a result of the ...  >>MORE

UAE calls for more efforts to improve the condition of women

Posted on 05/03/2008

New York - The United Arab Emirates has called for continuous international efforts to boost political and financial support to help improve the condition of millions of women in developing countries and to help them overcome serious challenges including poverty, diseases and armed conflicts. The UAE also called for more support for Palestinian women and the Palestinian people, in general, to expedite action to find a lasting solution to the Palestinian issue to bring an end to the sufferings ...  >>MORE

UAE delegation concludes discussion at Vienna forum on human trafficking

Posted on 17/02/2008

Vienna - A UAE delegation to the Vienna Forum on human trafficking led by Minister of State Dr. Anwar Gargash conclude a final round of panels and discussions with senior government and UN officials, NGO's and international experts on human trafficking. Dr. Gargash's speech at the plenary session on behalf of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi outlined the UAE's objectives behind their donation to the United Nations Global Initiative to Fight Trafficking ...  >>MORE

Mohammed bin Zayed's contribution to anti human trafficking lauded

Posted on 15/02/2008

Vienna - UAE State Minister of the Federal National Council Affairs Dr Anwar Mohammed Al Gargash, announced that General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, has donated US$15 million to the Global Initiative to fight human trafficking. Addressing United Nations' forum for the Global initiative to human trafficking in Vienna, Gargash said that "the donation is in line with respect to human dignity and care given by ...  >>MORE

UAE renews support for UN climate change efforts

Posted on 15/02/2008

New York - The UAE has renewed its support to the role of the UN in meeting the challenges posed by climate changes and said it will continue to cooperate with the international community in the collective efforts to reach proper solutions, nationally and internationally, to deal with the negative effects of climate change. It further called for "providing the necessary support for developing countries and facilitating their access to new technologies so as to enhance their abilities to adapt ...  >>MORE

UAE signs Protocol to Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Posted on 14/02/2008

New York - The United Arab Emirates (UAE) signed on Tuesday at the UN headquarters the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, becoming the 126th signatory of the international agreement since the Convention was opened for signature in March 2007. The Protocol was signed by UAE Minister of Social Affairs Mariam Al Roumi on the sidelines of the 46th session of the UN Social Development Commission. The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities ...  >>MORE

UAE reiterates pledge to provide decent jobs for all

Posted on 09/02/2008

New York - The UAE has reiterated at the United Nations in New York its commitment to provide productive and decent work for all, including women and youth as per objectives of development policies and strategies outlined by the world leaders at the global summit held here in 2005. Speaking at the 46th session of the commission for social development and the 24th special session of the general assembly, UAE Minister of Social Affairs Mariam Mohammad Khalfan Al Roumi said "the challenge we now ...  >>MORE

UAE ratifies convention on the rights of persons with disabilities

Posted on 09/02/2008

New York - The United Arab Emirates has ratified the convention on the rights of persons with disabilities. Minister for Social Affairs, Mariam Mohammed Khalfan Al Roumi, signed the convention here at the department of legal affairs of the UN headquarters. The convention and its optional protocols were adopted by the UN general assembly in December 2006. The door was opened on March 30, 2007 for member countries to ratify the agreement which aimed at enhancing protection disable persons and ...  >>MORE

UAE participates in UN anti-corruption convention

Posted on 29/01/2008

UAE delegation headed by Mohammed bin Nakhira Al Dhahiri, Minister of Justice has participated in the activities of the 2nd session of the conference of UN anti-corruption convention. The conference began Monday and will last for 4 days. The conference, which began Monday and will last for 4 days and attended by delegations from 120 countries parties to the conventions who have signed and ratified the agreement, will discuss the best means and mechanisms for implementing the convention. Al ...  >>MORE

UAE reiterates support for international anti-corruption drive

Posted on 23/01/2008

Amman - The UAE will spare no effort to back sustained regional and international initiatives for fighting crimes and entrenching justice. 'The UAE will continue its close cooperation with all international specialised organisations in this respect,' said UAE Minister of Justice Mohammed bin Nakhira Al Dhahiri in an address today before a regional conference dedicated to discuss the UN anti-corruption convention. He told the meeting, which is being hosted by the Jordanian ministry of justice ...  >>MORE

UAE ratifies Convention for Suppression of Nuclear Terrorism

Posted on 16/01/2008

New York - The UAE has officially become a member of the UN anti-nuclear terrorism organisation. Foreign Minister, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, on behalf of the UAE government, signed the instrument of accession of the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism. The move was in accordance with the Federal decree no. 95 of 2007. The instrument of accession, which was officially deposited at the office of the UN Secretary General by Mr. Anwar Othman ...  >>MORE

UAE reiterates commitment to implement "A world fit for children” Declaration

Posted on 23/12/2007

New York - The UAE Government has endeavoured to support development at both regional and international levels, particularly in countries with the lowest resources, through the provision of financial and in-kind assistance, according to a senior UAE official. More than 95 countries have benefited from such assistance which has exceeded 70 billion dollars, mostly in the form of grants, said Hussain Said Al Sheikh Assistant Under-Secretary for Social Welfare at Ministry of Social Affairs. ...  >>MORE

UAE establishes diplomatic ties with the Republic of Togo

Posted on 09/12/2007

New York - The United Arab Emirates has officially established diplomatic ties with the Republic of Togo with effect from Thursday, December 6, 2007, said a joint statement issued by the two countries here late Thursday. The joint statement was signed at the UAE's permanent mission at the United Nations by the UAE's permanent ambassador to the UN, Ahmed Abdul Rahman Al-Jarman and his Togolese counterpart, Roland Roland Y. Kpotsra, in the presence of members of the diplomatic missions of the ...  >>MORE

UAE doubles its annual contribution to UNRWA

Posted on 09/12/2007

New York - United Arab Emirates has announced that it will double its annual contribution from the current US$500,000 to US$1 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) from next year. UAE's pledge came in a statement made by Faisal Ahmed Rashid Al Malik, member of the country's delegation to the 62nd session of the UN general assembly, at a special meeting organised by the UN General Secretariat at its headquarters in New York to ...  >>MORE

UAE: Annapolis Peace Conference positive step towards Mideast peace

Posted on 02/12/2007

New York - The UAE said it considers the Annapolis Peace Conference, hosted by the United States on the 27th November and attended by parties involved in the Middle East peace process, as positive step in the right direction towards bringing the peace process towards the right track, which requires further effective efforts to be exerted on regional and international levels. The UAE also demanded these efforts be made either through the mechanism announced in the Annapolis Conference under ...  >>MORE

UAE National Committee to enhance awareness on the dangers of human trafficking

Posted on 29/11/2007

The UAE National Committee to Combat Human Trafficking, headed by Dr Anwar Gargash, Minister of State for FNC Affairs, at its sixth session held in the Presidential Court in Abu Dhabi will intensify awareness campaigns to combat human trafficking and announced a detailed schedule of law enforcement capacity building exercises. Dr. Gargash highlighted the need to launch a comprehensive awareness campaign targeting all sections of the community on human trafficking and also called upon Committee ...  >>MORE

UAE vows to continue to reach out to victims of disasters

Posted on 22/11/2007

New York - The United Arab Emirates has re-affirmed its stance to continue to reach out to victims of natural disasters and armed conflicts in all parts of the world and urged all countries, particularly the advanced world and donor countries, to live up to their financial commitments to the various United Nations (UN) funds and institutions to enable them discharge effectively their humanitarian responsibilities. Delivering the UAE address here last night before the UN General Assembly during ...  >>MORE

UAE calls for intensifying efforts to alleviate sufferings of Palestinian refugees

Posted on 18/11/2007

New York - UAE issued a strong call yesterday to intensify global efforts to alleviate sufferings of Palestinian refugees. In a Statement given by Hamad Obaid Al Zaabi, Member of UAE Delegation at UN, he asked the participating countries to double their contribution to strengthen the UNRWA budget. Addressing the Fourth Committee of the 62nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly debating political issues related to 'United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the ...  >>MORE

UAE calls for equitable representation of developing countries in UNSC

Posted on 15/11/2007

New York - The UAE called yesterday here at UN for good representation of small and developing countries in the UN Security Council (UNSC) to ensure political balance of its structure in order to address concerns of all countries and peoples worldwide. The call was made by Permanent Representative of the UAE to the United Nations, Ahmed Abdul Rahman Al Jarman, before the 62nd session of the General Assembly on the question of equitable representation in the membership of the UNSC. He added ...  >>MORE

UAE presents US$538,000 for UN activities

Posted on 14/11/2007

New York - The United Arab Emirates, last night presented US$538,000 to the UN for the latter's development programmes for the year 2008. In a statement delivered by Yusuf bin Ghareeb Mahmoud Al-Mahmoud, member of the UAE delegation to the UN, during a meeting held here at the UN headquarters to announce donations to various UN bodies for their development programmes in 2008, Al-Mahmoud said the amount is to be disbursed as follows; US$324,000 for the United Nations Development Programme ...  >>MORE

UAE envoy at UN honours UNITAR graduates

Posted on 09/11/2007

New York - Ambassador Ahmed Al-Jarman, Permanent Representative of the United Arab Emirates to the United Nations, has hosted a reception in honour of UAE diplomats who have participated in the seventh training programme organised by the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR). The function was attended by a number of representatives of the UAE and GCC to the UN, the coordinator of UNITAR's training programmes and lecturers on international diplomacy. Al Jarman paid ...  >>MORE

UAE urges advanced world to meet Kyoto protocol's GHG's targets

Posted on 09/11/2007

New York - The UAE has voiced its grave concern over the dangerous consequences due to climatic changes and urged the advanced and industrialised nations to take necessary measures to comply with targets of green gases emissions. 'Industrialised nations have great key responsibilities in regards to commitments to the Kyoto protocol legally-binding targets to limit or reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, as a major source climate change, said Rehab Al Mansouri, member of the UAE permanent ...  >>MORE

UAE committed to chemical weapon prohibition accord

Posted on 08/11/2007

The Hague - The UAE has reiterated its full adherence to the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons. UAE Ambassador to the Netherlands Ali Thani Al Suwaidi has called on all signatories of the accord to honour their obligations in order to promote international peace and security. Al Suwaidi, who is also the UAE Permanent Representative to the Organisation for Prohibition of Chemicals Weapons, yesterday updated the organisation on ...  >>MORE

UAE calls for placing ICT at disposal of development goals

Posted on 07/11/2007

New York - The UAE called on the international community to mobilise information technology and communications (ICT) to serve development goals in developing countries and double international efforts in this respect to achieve best results. 'Bridging the digital divide between advanced and developing nations will tremendously contribute to laying down solid foundations for true partnership and cooperation in development fields and achieve security, stability and prosperity for nations of the ...  >>MORE

UAE participates in OPCW's Conference on chemical weapons

Posted on 06/11/2007

The Hague - The United Arab Emirates is taking part in The Twelfth Session of the Conference of the States Parties to the Chemical Weapons Convention (CSP-12) which will convene at the World Forum Convention Centre in The Hague, the Netherlands, from 6 to 9 November 2007. The UAE delegation to the said conference is led by Ambassador of UAE to the Netherlands and Permanent Representative to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Ali Thani Al Suwaidi. The delegation ...  >>MORE

UAE elected member of UNESCO's IHP

Posted on 05/11/2007

The UAE was yesterday elected member of the Intergovernmental Council of the International Hydrological Programme (IHP) by member states of the United National Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO). The UAE election to the IHP's four-year membership took place during the final session of the UNESCO's 34th conference yesterday. The aim of IHP is to improve the scientific and technological basis on which to build sound managing methods for water resources, respectful of the ...  >>MORE

Compilation of UAE speeches to the United Nations General Assembly issued

Posted on 04/11/2007

The whole collection of speeches delivered over 35 years by representatives of the United Arab Emirates before the United Nations General Assembly has been issued by the UAE Foreign Ministry. The 429-page, six-section compilation entitled "The UAE speeches before the UN General Assembly from 1971 to 2006" offers a documentary overview of the UAE foreign policy based on speeches by its successive representatives at the world's largest annual meeting of the heads of states. The speeches, ...  >>MORE

UAE demands IC press Israel to comply with IAEA's safeguards

Posted on 30/10/2007

New York - The security situation in the Middle East continues to pose a major threat to international peace, security and stability due to Israel's insistence on keeping its nuclear weapons and their delivery systems, the UAE told a UN panel. 'While the UAE expresses its concern over the extended exemption of Israel, the sole country in the region which has not yet acceded to the NPT, from subjecting its nuclear facilities to the control of the International Atomic Energy Agency, we would ...  >>MORE

UAE calls for empowering of Palestinians

Posted on 29/10/2007

New York - The United Arab Emirates has urged the international community to empower the Palestinian people to regain full and permanent sovereignty on their land and its natural resources. The UAE also called for increased humanitarian, financial and economic assistance to the Palestinian Authority to enable the latter meet the basic and essential needs of the Palestinian people, including the rebuilding of the Palestinian national social and economic institutions, destroyed by the Israeli ...  >>MORE

UAE offers US$70 billion in development aid and loans for 95 countries

Posted on 28/10/2007

New York - Since its creation some three decades ago, the UAE has offered around USUS$70 billion in development soft loans and aid to some 95 brotherly and friendly countries around the world, a UAE official told the UN. 'These foreign financial facilities constitute 3.5 per cent of the UAE's Gross Domestic Product (GDP), a percentage that is above the 0.07 bar set by the International Conference on Financing for Development held at Monterey, Mexico, in March 2002,' said Ambassador Ahmed Al ...  >>MORE

UAE calls for instrument to safeguard non-nuclear states

Posted on 28/10/2007

New York - The United Arab Emirates has renewed its calls for developing a universal, unconditional instrument that provides the necessary safeguards for non-nuclear States against any threats or risks that might result from the use of existing nuclear arsenals. Addressing the 62nd Session of the first committee of UN General Assembly on the item entitled "Nuclear Disarmament, UAE's delegation member Hind Abdul-Aziz Al Owais said that the UAE regrets to see that the present international ...  >>MORE

UAE is concerned about the situation of Palestinian and Iraqi women

Posted on 26/10/2007

New York - The United Arab Emirates last night urged the International Community to shoulder its responsibilities in the implementation of the UN's resolutions regarding containing the absence of stability and security in the Middle East, expressing concern about the continuing of poor conditions which are experienced by women and their children in both Palestine and Iraq as a result of acts of violence. This came during a statement made by Ambassador Ahmed Abdul Rahman Al Jarman, Permanent ...  >>MORE

UAE urges UN to boost awareness on Palestinian issue

Posted on 25/10/2007

New York - UAE has reiterated that the UN and its specialised agencies need to keep the international community posted about the developments in the Palestinian issue and the Middle East in line with the UN's General Assembly resolutions in this respect. It said that should include unveiling suffering of the Palestinian people due to the Israeli aggression, murder, besiege and settlement policies in the occupied territories. The UAE also called for activation of international media ...  >>MORE

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UAE joins UNESCO's ICCROM


UAE representative addresses UN human rights council


UAE calls for stronger int'l cooperation on non-restricted use of chemicals


UAE establishes diplomatic relations with Montenegro


UAE calls upon the developed countries to meet their liabilities


UAE calls world family to back Sudan's peace drive in Darfur


Threats of violence depress political and developmt efforts : UAE tells UN


UAE stands ready to back UN human rights body's mission


UAE urges international community to condemn Israeli massacres


UAE calls for more efforts to improve the condition of women


UAE delegation concludes discussion at Vienna forum on human trafficking


Mohammed bin Zayed's contribution to anti human trafficking lauded


UAE renews support for UN climate change efforts


UAE signs Protocol to Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities


UAE reiterates pledge to provide decent jobs for all


UAE ratifies convention on the rights of persons with disabilities


UAE participates in UN anti-corruption convention


UAE reiterates support for international anti-corruption drive


UAE ratifies Convention for Suppression of Nuclear Terrorism


UAE reiterates commitment to implement "A world fit for children” Declaration


UAE establishes diplomatic ties with the Republic of Togo


UAE doubles its annual contribution to UNRWA


UAE: Annapolis Peace Conference positive step towards Mideast peace


UAE National Committee to enhance awareness on the dangers of human trafficking


UAE vows to continue to reach out to victims of disasters


UAE calls for intensifying efforts to alleviate sufferings of Palestinian refugees


UAE calls for equitable representation of developing countries in UNSC


UAE presents US$538,000 for UN activities


UAE envoy at UN honours UNITAR graduates


UAE urges advanced world to meet Kyoto protocol's GHG's targets


UAE committed to chemical weapon prohibition accord


UAE calls for placing ICT at disposal of development goals


UAE participates in OPCW's Conference on chemical weapons


UAE elected member of UNESCO's IHP


Compilation of UAE speeches to the United Nations General Assembly issued


UAE demands IC press Israel to comply with IAEA's safeguards


UAE calls for empowering of Palestinians


UAE offers US$70 billion in development aid and loans for 95 countries


UAE calls for instrument to safeguard non-nuclear states


UAE is concerned about the situation of Palestinian and Iraqi women


UAE urges UN to boost awareness on Palestinian issue