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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

UAE urges the international community to protect children in developing countries

Posted on 24/10/2007

New York - The UAE urged the international community to take all necessary measures to protect children who live in the developing countries which suffer from poverty, conflicts and foreign occupation and provide them with the necessary care as stated in the provisions of the treaty on the Child's Rights and the international human laws. This came in a statement made by Amna Ali Hamad Al Muhairi, Member of the UAE Delegation before the Third Committee on Promotion and Protection of Rights of ...  >>MORE

Hanif Hassan reviews UAE's efforts at UNESCO

Posted on 21/10/2007

The delegations participating in the 34th General Conference of UNESCO being held in Paris hailed UAE's global initiatives to support the right for education for the poor countries across the world. They reiterated that all these efforts which carry a stamp of humanitarian nature are well in tune with the goals and objectives of UNESCO. These remarks came immediately after Dr Hanif Hassan Ali, UAE Minister of Education made his speech addressing the largest educational gathering in the world. ...  >>MORE

UAE calls for holding international conference on anti terrorism

Posted on 18/10/2007

New York - UAE has expressed its support for holding an international conference under auspices of UN on developing and activating legitimate framework and international law to combat the international terrorism. The remark was revealed in a speech delivered yesterday here by Majid Ali Mohammed Al Mansouri, member of UAE delegation, at the UN session on measures to eradicate the international terrorism. The session was held by the sixth committee of the General Assembly under which falls the ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi selected by UNEP for launching GEO-4 report

Posted on 18/10/2007

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and Global Environment Outlook (GEO) have selected Abu Dhabi to launch the GEO-4 report. Abu Dhabi was selected from among 27 countries across the world becoming the first country in the region to earn this honour. The Environment Agency Abu Dhabi (EAD) in collaboration with the UAE Ministry of Environment and Water and in coordination with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and (GEO) will launch the GEO-4 Report on October 25, 2007 at ...  >>MORE

UAE participates in the 43rd UNESCO conference

Posted on 17/10/2007

Paris - The 43rd session of the UNESCO General Conference began yesterday in Paris under the presidency of Musa Jaffar bin Hassan from Oman and The Director-General of UNESCO, Koichiro Matsuura. More than 80 ministers of education participate in this session and the UAE delegation to this session is headed by Dr. Hanif Hassan, the Minister of Education. The session is aimed to examine how education influences economic development and alleviates poverty. Dr. Hanif will concentrate in his speech ...  >>MORE

UN told UAE committed to human rights

Posted on 17/10/2007

New York — The UAE has reiterated its commitment to all international human rights agreements and cited the country's recent promulgation of a number of laws to protect the human rights of UAE nationals and expatriates in the country. In her address on Monday to the 3rd Committee of the UN General Assembly during the 62nd session to discuss a social development item, Ayesha Ali Al Mansoori, member of the UAE delegation, said the social situation of more than half of the population of the ...  >>MORE

UAE continues to work towards achieving high levels of economic and social development

Posted on 16/10/2007

New York - The UAE, yesterday at the UN, confirmed continuing to work towards achieving high levels of economic and social development. This came during the statement by Mohamed Issa Abushahab, member of the UAE delegation at the General Debate of the Second Committee in the UN. Abushahab said that the UAE reaffirmed the importance of development as one of the most important issues of its age and the only way to achieve security, stability and prosperity for all peoples. "While we commend the ...  >>MORE

Hanif to lead UAE team to UNESCO conference

Posted on 15/10/2007

The UAE will take part in the 34th conference of the UNESCO scheduled to be held in Paris from October 16th to November 3rd.The UAE delegation to the UN gathering will be chaired by Dr Hanif Hassan Ali, Minister of Education. Delegates of more than 197 member states will discuss a host of important issues including budget and programmes of the UNESCO and the 2008-2013 medium-term strategy. A wide range of international topics related to culture, education and science will come under focus. The ...  >>MORE

UAE calls upon international community to compel Israel its nuclear facilities

Posted on 13/10/2007

New York - The UAE called upon the international community to adopt a comprehensive and balanced policy with regard t to the issue of non -poliferation. Ambassador Ahmed A. Al-Jarman The UAE Permanent Representative to United Nations delivered a speech before the General Debate of the First Committee on "Disarmament and International Security" showing the policy of the UAE towards this issue. "On behalf of the delegation of the United Arab Emirates, it gives me great pleasure to start my ...  >>MORE

UN meet briefed on UAE humanitarian initiatives

Posted on 10/10/2007

Geneva - A UN trade and development conference was briefed yesterday on the humanitarian and development initiatives launched by UAE in support for underprivileged countries of the world. Addressing the on-going UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) in Geneva, Maitha Rashid Ghadeer, member of the UAE Federal National Council, called on the social and economic sectors to support development without wholly depending on governments which sometimes could not assume their role due to lack ...  >>MORE

UAE calls for promoting interreligious, intercultural dialogue

Posted on 07/10/2007

New York - The United Arab Emirates was among the first countries to lend its strong support to the Alliance of Civilizations, an initiative launched by the United Nations Secretary-General in 2005, based on its belief in the importance of mobilizing an international concerted action towards creating a new global environment where all States can peacefully live, said Saturday Anwar Othman Barout Saleem AI Barout, Charge d'Affaires a.i of the Permanent Mission of the United Arab Emirates to the ...  >>MORE

UAE continues working with OIC to contain spots of tension

Posted on 04/10/2007

New York - The UAE reiterates its emphasis on the importance of settling disputes in peaceful ways as well as strengthening confidence -building measures that are based on the principles of respect for sovereignty, territorial integrity and non interference. This came during the statement by Ambassador Ahmed Al Jarman, the Permanent Representative of the United Arab Emirates to the United Nations before the annual Ministerial Meeting of The Organization of the Islamic Conference During the ...  >>MORE

UAE urges stronger international NAM role

Posted on 03/10/2007

New York - The United Arab Emirates called upon member countries of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) to boost their role and relevance on the international arena in order to keep pace with changes, contain issues of concern, including those related to the national independence, sovereignty, territorial integrity and security. This came in a statement by Director of GCC Affairs at the UAE Foreign Ministry Abdullah Matar Al Mazrouei at the annual meeting of Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the ...  >>MORE

Sheikh Abdullah's statement at the UN

Posted on 29/09/2007

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New York - Following is the full text of statement made here by UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan to the General Debate of the Sixty-second Session of the United Nations General Assembly. Mr. President, It gives me great pleasure to convey, on behalf of the Delegation of the United Arab Emirates, our sincerest congratulations to Your Excellency and to your friendly country on your election as President of the Sixty-second Session of the General Assembly. We look ...  >>MORE

UAE hopes balanced, management of Mideast peace process: Abdullah

Posted on 29/09/2007

New York - As the world waits the Middle East peace conference this autumn, the UAE is looking forward to a comprehensive, balanced and fair management of the peace process as well as to putting an end to the Arab-Israeli conflict in all spheres, the UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan said at the UN. Sheikh Abdullah stressed the need of engaging all concerned parties in serious negotiations founded on the Arab Peace Initiative, the Road Map and the United Nations Security ...  >>MORE

Abdullah bin Zayed continues his meetings in New York

Posted on 29/09/2007

New York - Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Foreign Minister, held several meetings here with a number of Ministers participating in the 62nd session of the UN's General Assembly. Last Thursday, Sheikh Abdullah attended two meetings, one gathered GCC Foreign Ministers and the US Foreign Minister, and the other gathered GCC Foreign Ministers and the US Foreign Minister's Assistant. During both meetings, they discussed strengthening bilateral relations between the Arab Gulf area and the ...  >>MORE

Abdullah bin Zayed heads UAE delegation at 62nd UN General Assembly Meeting

Posted on 27/09/2007

New York - Foreign Minister, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan yesterday headed the UAE delegation at the opening session of the 62nd UN General Assembly meeting. The delegation included UAE Permanent Ambassador at the UN, Ahmed Abdul Rahman Al Jarman, Director of Protocol Department at the Foreign Ministry, Abdul Aziz bin Nasir Al Shamsi, Director of the Foreign Ministry's Department of GCC Affairs, Abdullah Matar Al Mazroue and Director of the Ministry's Department of Organisations and ...  >>MORE

UAE renews its support for the Secretary General efforts towards dealing with climate challenges

Posted on 26/09/2007

New York - The United Arab Emirates renewed its support for the Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon and the International Organisation efforts towards dealing with climate challenges and reiterated that it will continue its efforts and contributions, on the national and international levels, to do what is needed in order to mitigate climate change and reduce its negative effects. This came during the statement of Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Foreign Minister, which was addressed on ...  >>MORE

Abdullah bin Zayed holds meetings

Posted on 26/09/2007

New York - Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Foreign Minister, yesterday participated in the annual coordinating meeting of GCC's Foreign Ministers held in the United Nations and chaired by Saudi Foreign Minister, Prince Saud Al Faisal. During the meeting, they discussed a number of regional and international issues included in the agenda of the 62nd session of the UN General Assembly. The GCC Foreign Ministers also discussed the agenda of the meeting to be held tomorrow in New York ...  >>MORE

Haya named UN peace envoy

Posted on 23/09/2007

Princess Haya bint Al Hussain, wife of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has been named as one of the United Nations (UN) peace envoys. The Princess will be joined by fellow new peace envoys musician Daniel Barenboim, author Paulo Coelho and violinist Midori. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced the names of the new "Messengers of Peace”, who will be honoured at a ceremony to mark the International Day of ...  >>MORE

Emirati is elected to UN agency

Posted on 23/09/2007

Jamal Al Falasi recently became the first UAE national to be elected by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to its Youth Advisory Council. Al Falasi, 20, an Environment Awareness Officer at the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) in Dubai, was elected to the council with the highest number of votes for the West Asia region at the Tunza International Youth Conference held in Germany from August 19-26. Tunza is UNEP's global youth forum that brings together young ...  >>MORE

Al Jarman becomes UAE's permanent Representative at UN

Posted on 26/08/2007

New York - Ambassador Ahmad Abdul Rahman Al Jarman presented his credentials, as UAE's Permanent Representative at United Nations, to the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. The presentation ceremony held at the UN headquarters here was attended by a number of senior officials at the United Nations and members of UAE's diplomatic mission at UN. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon welcomed Al Jarman, who becomes UAE's sixth Permanent Representative since the country joined the world Organization in ...  >>MORE

UAE envoy presents credentials

Posted on 21/07/2007

Geneva - The newly-appointed UAE's Representative in the UN's Geneva Office Obaid Salem Al Zaabi yesterday presented his credentials to Sergei Ordzhonikidze, Director General of the Office. The credentials were handed over in presence of Sheikha Najlaa Al Qasimi, First Secretary of the UAE Mission in Geneva. Al Zaabi is also UAE's Permanent Representative to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and the Consul General to the Swiss Federation. (Emirates News Agency, WAM) ...  >>MORE

UAE's permanent envoys to UN take oath before President

Posted on 16/07/2007

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The UAE's permanent ambassador-designate to the UN in New York, Ahmad Abdul Rahman Al Jerman, took the oath of office before President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan in the lounge of honour of the Emiri airport before his departure to Syria yesterday. Obaid Salim Al Za'abi, UAE permanent ambassador to UN headquarters in Europe, sought the President's permission to leave for Geneva to assume his duty. Shaikh Khalifa wished the two envoys all success in their assignment of ...  >>MORE

UAE and Tonga agree to establish diplomatic relations

Posted on 16/07/2007

New York - The UAE and the Kingdom of Tonga have agreed to establish diplomatic relations at ambassadorial levels. In a joint statement issued yesterday, the two countries expressed desire to promote mutual understanding and friendship. They also agreed to bolster bilateral cooperation on the basis of the United Nations principles of mutual respect and promotion of global peace and stability. They further agreed to uphold international conventions, particularly those pertaining to sovereignty ...  >>MORE

UAE, Paraguay establish diplomatic ties

Posted on 15/07/2007

New York - The UAE and Paraguay have decided to establish diplomatic relation at ambassadorial level as of Friday, July 13th.A joint statement was signed yesterday at the UAE Mission here by the UAE Permanent Ambassador for the UN, Abdul Aziz Al Shamsi and his Paraguayan counterpart Eladio Loizaga. The statement, which was tabled at the UN in three languages (Arabic, English and Spanish), said the governments of the UAE and Paraguay had taken this important move out of the firm desire to boost ...  >>MORE

UN Chief Commends UAE's support for UN activities

Posted on 29/06/2007

New York - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has lauded the UAE's proactive role in advancing the peace process in Middle East process and its valuable, affective contributions to all UN activities. He also spoke highly on the UAE's efforts in regards to reforms in the international organisation and the humanitarian assistance it rendered to distressed population affected by man-made and natural disasters. The UN chief made his remarks in a recent courtesy meeting here with the departing UAE ...  >>MORE

UAE to have UNOPS branch

Posted on 18/05/2007

The UAE will soon have a branch of the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS). The UAE and the UNOPS signed yesterday in Abu Dhabi an agreement to that effect to cement the desire of the two sides to regulate and boost ties between them. The move was also in implementation of the UN General Assembly Resolution 501/48 of December 1, 1994. Acting Foreign Ministry Undersecretary, Dr. Tariq Ahmed Al Heidan, signed the agreement for the UAE, while the UNOPS' Middle East Regional ...  >>MORE

Israeli occupation is behind deterioration of health conditions: UAE

Posted on 17/05/2007

Geneva - The UAE has blamed the deteriorating health conditions in the occupied Palestinian territories on the Israeli occupation and praised a World Health Organisation report for exposing the sufferings of the Palestinian people. The WHO report asserted that the siege imposed on the Palestinian Authority had caused significant deterioration in the health infrastructure, which could develop into a full-fledged humanitarian tragedy. Sheikha Najlaa Al Qasimi, First Secretary of the UAE ...  >>MORE

UAE calls for promoting global use of technologies for efficient energy

Posted on 12/05/2007

New York -The UAE calls upon the international community to follow an inclusive, non selective, vision while setting policies and measures related to energy, preservation of environment and development needs, said Friday Dr. Mohammed Saeed Al-Kindi UAE Minister of Environment and Water. "The UAE calls for further efforts and support to the international partnership in order to confront the environment and development challenges in the world, and to deal with the underlying causes to their ...  >>MORE

U.N. Campaign highlights Migratory Birds in a changing climate

Posted on 12/05/2007

Bonn - A series of events will take place around the world this weekend to highlight the impacts of climate change on migratory birds. Over one hundred separate events in more than 48 countries will transmit the message of the 2007 World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) to local communities and across the globe. "The message of World Migratory Bird Day on May 12-13 is that we need to act faster to mitigate the effects of climate change on birds and our ecosystems!” said Mr. Robert Hepworth, the ...  >>MORE

UAE ratifies anti-transnational organised crime document

Posted on 10/05/2007

The United Arab Emirates has ratified the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime. The Foreign Minister, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, signed the document which was deposited Monday with the UN Secretary General in New York by the UAE permanent representative to the world body, ambassador Abdul Aziz Al Shamsi. The Convention, adopted by General Assembly resolution 55/25 of 15 November 2000, is the main international instrument in the fight against transnational ...  >>MORE

UAE establishes diplomatic ties with Antigua and Barbuda

Posted on 06/05/2007

New York - The United Arab Emirates and Antigua and Barbuda signed yesterday a joint statement to establish diplomatic ties at ambassadorial level with effect from May 4. UAE's Permanent Ambassador to the UN, Abdul Aziz bin Nasir Al Shamsi, signed the agreement for the UAE, while the Antigua and Barbuda's Permanent Ambassador to the UN, John W. Ashe, also signed for his side in a short ceremony held here at the UN headquarters. The Permanent Secretary of the Foreign Ministry of Antigua and ...  >>MORE

UAE partakes in UN session on sustainable development

Posted on 30/04/2007

New York - The United Arab Emirates takes part in the 15th session of the Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD), which will kick-start on Monday at UN Headquarters in New York. Minister of Environment and Water Mohammed Saeed Al Kindi will lead a high-level delegation to the meetings, which will last until May 11. The session will focus on Climate Change, Energy, Industrial Development and Air Pollution. At least 80 ministers from around the world will participate in the CSD session ...  >>MORE

UAE now a member of Arab Associations of UNESCO Clubs

Posted on 29/04/2007

The UAE has been inducted as a member of the Arab associations of UNESCO clubs, thus becoming the 11th member of the association, which is based in the Egyptian town of Alexander. The Association currently has 80 clubs in 10 Arab countries. The UAE University, in line with the initiatives of Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, announced recently its approval to set up next month the first UNESCO club in its women's colleges, to be the ...  >>MORE

UAE re-elected to two UN sub commission

Posted on 28/04/2007

The UAE has been re-elected to represent the Asian region on two UN commissions, namely the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) and United Nations Economic and social development Commission. The UAE term will finish in 2011. CND, is the central policy-making body within the United Nations system dealing with drug-related matters. It analyses the world drug situation and develops proposals to strengthen the international drug control system to combat the world drug problem. In 1991, the UN ...  >>MORE

UAE becomes FEDACLU 11th member

Posted on 21/04/2007

The United Arab Emirates has joined the Arab Federation of UNESCO Clubs (FEDACLU), part of the World Federation of UNESCO Clubs, Centers and Associations (WFUCA), as the 11th members of the organization which is headofficed in the Bibliotheca Alexandrina (Alexandria Library) in Egypt. The UAE University has recently announced the promulgation approval of the creation of the first UNESCO club in the country at its girls colleges upon an initiative launched by UAE Minister of Higher Education ...  >>MORE

Palestinians have the right to freedom, self-determination: UAE

Posted on 24/03/2007

Geneva - The UAE said it is necessary to resume efforts toward permanent peace and stability in the Middle East. The UAE further stressed that those efforts should do justice to the peoples of the world should include establishing the right of the Palestinian people to freedom, self-determination in an independent viable state. In a statement delivered before the UN Human Rights Council by its Permanent Representative to United Nations in Geneva Sheikha Najla Al Qasimi, the UAE expressed ...  >>MORE

UAE calls on the international community to help Iraq

Posted on 18/03/2007

New York - The UAE has called on the international community to enhance its cooperation with Iraq and help the country to regain its stability and security. Addressing a meeting on "International Compact with Iraq" held at the UN last night, UAE Ambassador to the US Saqr Ghobash said: "We call upon the international community and international organisations to enhance cooperation with Iraq and provide necessary support and assistance to enable it fulfil its national vision, achieve security ...  >>MORE

Minister highlights government's efforts to empower Emirati women

Posted on 08/03/2007

New York - Minister of Social Affairs, Mariam Mohammed Khalfan Al Roumi, has said that having Emirati women in leadership positions and their active participation in decision making was nothing new in the UAE, adding that it was a continuation of the march being led by Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, who continues to lead since 1975 a number of national institutions which aim at solving women's issues, including the empowerment of the Emirati women. Al Roumi was contributing to an ...  >>MORE

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UAE urges UN to boost awareness on Palestinian issue


UAE urges the international community to protect children in developing countries


Hanif Hassan reviews UAE's efforts at UNESCO


UAE calls for holding international conference on anti terrorism


Abu Dhabi selected by UNEP for launching GEO-4 report


UAE participates in the 43rd UNESCO conference


UN told UAE committed to human rights


UAE continues to work towards achieving high levels of economic and social development


Hanif to lead UAE team to UNESCO conference


UAE calls upon international community to compel Israel its nuclear facilities


UN meet briefed on UAE humanitarian initiatives


UAE calls for promoting interreligious, intercultural dialogue


UAE continues working with OIC to contain spots of tension


UAE urges stronger international NAM role


Sheikh Abdullah's statement at the UN


UAE hopes balanced, management of Mideast peace process: Abdullah


Abdullah bin Zayed continues his meetings in New York


Abdullah bin Zayed heads UAE delegation at 62nd UN General Assembly Meeting


UAE renews its support for the Secretary General efforts towards dealing with climate challenges


Abdullah bin Zayed holds meetings


Haya named UN peace envoy


Emirati is elected to UN agency


Al Jarman becomes UAE's permanent Representative at UN


UAE envoy presents credentials


UAE's permanent envoys to UN take oath before President


UAE and Tonga agree to establish diplomatic relations


UAE, Paraguay establish diplomatic ties


UN Chief Commends UAE's support for UN activities


UAE to have UNOPS branch


Israeli occupation is behind deterioration of health conditions: UAE


UAE calls for promoting global use of technologies for efficient energy


U.N. Campaign highlights Migratory Birds in a changing climate


UAE ratifies anti-transnational organised crime document


UAE establishes diplomatic ties with Antigua and Barbuda


UAE partakes in UN session on sustainable development


UAE now a member of Arab Associations of UNESCO Clubs


UAE re-elected to two UN sub commission


UAE becomes FEDACLU 11th member


Palestinians have the right to freedom, self-determination: UAE


UAE calls on the international community to help Iraq


Minister highlights government's efforts to empower Emirati women