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GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS - UN-UAE-STATEMENTS

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

Al Roumi to present country report at CSW meeting in New York

Posted on 07/03/2007

New York - The UAE will present its country report on the Status of Women at the fifty-first session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women which will open here on today. Speaking shortly after a meeting with Sheikha Haya Rashid Al Khalifa, Chairperson of the 61st Session of the UN General Assembly, UAE Minister of Social Affairs Maryam Al Roumi said she would present a country report, outlining the magnificent strides that the UAE women have made over the last three decades. "We ...  >>MORE

UAE vows to uproot all forms of discrimination against women

Posted on 05/03/2007

New York - The United Arab Emirates has vowed to continue its efforts to achieve gender equality in all walks of life and eliminate all forms of discrimination against women. This commitment was made in a statement delivered Saturday night by Saeed Rashed Alhebsi, Acting Charge d'Affaires of the UAE Permanent Mission to the United Nations, before the Commission on the Status of Women Fifty-first session Alhebsi said that over the past 35 years, the UAE Government has devoted special ...  >>MORE

UAE to sign UN on right of persons with disabilities in March 2007

Posted on 28/12/2006

The UAE will sign the Comprehensive and Integral International Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights and Dignity of Persons with Disabilities in March 2007, announced Maryam Mohammed Khalfan Al Roumi, Minister of Social Affairs. She revealed that students with hearing impairments will the first to be included in public schools. 'As of next academic year, deaf and dumb students will be integrated into government schools for the first time in the country, ' she said while ...  >>MORE

All ME parties have to abide by UN resolutions, Road Map, Land for Peace: UAE, UK

Posted on 21/12/2006

The United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom reaffirmed yesterday their common belief in exerting effort for a fair, just, comprehensive and permanent settlement of regional conflicts. In a joint statement between the governments of the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom yesterday, the two countries further emphasized that the achievement of a fair and comprehensive peace in the Middle fast requires the commitment of all parties to abide by all relevant United Nations ...  >>MORE

UAE for UN Register of Damage caused by Israeli separation wall in oPT

Posted on 17/12/2006

New York - The flagrant pretexts for security that Israel repeatedly argued to justify the construction of the separation wall, which has reached 662.2 kilometres long, and has covered areas more than twice the length of Palestinian territories boundaries occupied by Israel since 1967, will no longer deceive the international community, stressed UAE Permanent Representative to the United Nations Ambassador AbdulAziz Nasser Al-Shamsi. In a statement before the Tenth Emergency Special Session ...  >>MORE

Abdullah bin Zayed receives UN official

Posted on 14/12/2006

UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan received yesterday Antonio Maria Costa, Director-General of the United Nations Office in Vienna and Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. The meeting touched upon cooperation between the UAE and the UN in fighting crime and drugs. (Emirates News Agency, WAM) ...  >>MORE

UAE calls for destruction of chemical weapons worldwide

Posted on 07/12/2006

The United Arab Emirates has urged destruction of declared chemical weapons stockpiles worldwide within the established deadline on April 29th, 2007 to maintain global peace and security and to combat terrorism in all its forms. This came during a speech given yesterday by Foreign Ministry's Assistant Undersecretary Ahmed Abdul Rahman Al Jarmen before the 11th session of the Conference of the States Parties Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), currently held in The ...  >>MORE

UAE urges UN to work hard for Mideast peace

Posted on 04/12/2006

New York - The UAE voiced its concern over the continued inability of the international community to implement the UN resolutions aimed at addressing illegal Israeli violations so far, which were resulted in aggravating misery and despair among the Palestinian people. The UAE also underlined that the next phase requires an urgent response from the Security Council and the Quartet to the recent initiative of the League of Arab States which calls for playing a more effective role in ...  >>MORE

Non-oil sectors' share in GDP reaches 64%

Posted on 29/11/2006

New York - UAE Cabinet Minister has said that contribution of the non-oil sectors to UAE's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has now touched 64 per cent. Speaking at an informal debate of the UN General Assembly on: "Partnerships towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals: Taking Stock, Moving Forward", held here on Monday, Sultan Bin Saeed Al Mansouri, Minister of Governmental Sector Development, said thanks to a wise and sensible exploitation of oil resources, and the development of the ...  >>MORE

UAE stresses the need for world solidarity in containing effects of disasters

Posted on 15/11/2006

New York - The United Arab Emirates has stressed the necessity of international solidarity and cooperation to confront the after- math of disasters and contain its destructive effects, and alleviate the suffering of the affected persons and assist them in resuming their normal lives as soon as possible. This came in a statement by Ambassador Abdulaziz Nasser R. Al-Shamsi, Permanent Representative of the United Arab Emirates to the United Nations before the 61th Session of the General ...  >>MORE

UAE calls for investigation into Israeli practices

Posted on 13/11/2006

New York - The UAE has strongly condemned the current Israeli military operation in Gaza, and called upon the International Community to take effective and urgent measures to probe into Israeli practices against the Palestinian people. "The UAE strongly condemns and denounces the current Israeli military operation in Gaza, which has claimed the lives of dozens of civilian deaths and injuries, as well as its other practices which were referred to in the report of the Special Committee to ...  >>MORE

UAE condemns Bait Hanoon massacre, voices support for Palestinians

Posted on 12/11/2006

New York - UAE affirmed that the Israeli criminal and horrific massacre in Bait Hanoon, which is contrary to all international conventions on human rights, could have been prevented if the Security Council had acted since the first day by calling upon Israel, the occupying power, to end its open and heinous war against the people of Gaza. The UAE called upon the international community, particularly the Security Council and the Quartet Committee, to take urgent measures to condemn these ...  >>MORE

UAE calls for Olympic truce for peace and development

Posted on 12/11/2006

New York - United Arab Emirates has called for the adoption of Olympic Truce to put an end to wars and conflicts and further urged the UN and relevant regional bodies to intensify efforts to revive this tradition and integrate athletic noble values into education and development programmes and strategies to achieve rapprochement and enhance the spirit of cooperation, tolerance, harmony and love among peoples and local communities. A statement delivered before the 61st Session of the General ...  >>MORE

UAE calls for calls for promotion of Culture of Peace

Posted on 09/11/2006

New York - The United Arab Emirates has called on the international community to promote the culture of peace instead of that of violence and war. "Historical events had shown that the dominance of the culture of violence and war has fostered the culture of hatred and revenge among many generations... This requires us now more than ever to think seriously on how to promote the culture of peace instead of the culture of violence and war which currently prevail in many volatile regions around ...  >>MORE

Solving Palestinian refugee problem is Int'l community's responsibility: UAE

Posted on 05/11/2006

New York - The international community has to shoulder the basic responsibility of finding a solution of the problem of Palestinian refugees and further stressed that it is part and parcel of the Palestinian issue which could only be solved through a peaceful, comprehensive and just settlement in the Middle East, said Member of the Delegation of the United Arab Emirates Before the Fourth Committee Special Political & Decolonization 61st Session of the General Assembly on the item entitled: ...  >>MORE

Human tragedy in Palestine: UAE tells UN

Posted on 23/10/2006

New York - The Palestinian people continue to live in a humanitarian crisis which can only be described as a human tragedy resulting from the continuing Israeli occupation of the Palestinian land, hostile policies and war crimes committed by the Israeli occupying power against Palestinian people, a UAE official told the UN. 'The Israeli military continues its incursion into Palestinian cities, killing civilians, demolishing houses and the infra structure and destroying farm lands that ...  >>MORE

Israel must open up its nuclear programme for IAEA inspection: UAE

Posted on 22/10/2006

New York - The UAE has called on the United Nations to make Israel cooperate with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) by opening up its arsenals of weapons of mass destruction for inspection. Abdullah Hassan Obaid Al Shamsi, Member of the UAE delegation to the UN made the call in a UAE address to the UN First Committee (Disarmament and International Security), which held a session here last night to discuss a number of global security issues, including the issue of having a ...  >>MORE

Children discuss world problems on UN Day

Posted on 22/10/2006

This week, some schoolchildren in Dubai got a taste of what it is like to work at the United Nations. Dubai International Academy (DIA) was abuzz with "diplomatic activities”, as students from more than 66 countries participated in grand and colourful celebrations marking this year's official UN Day. Elementary school students from the academy staged performances dressed in national costumes, while secondary school students conducted a series of "diplomatic” activities usually ...  >>MORE

UAE expresses concern at Israeli violations of treaties

Posted on 21/10/2006

New York - The United Arab Emirates has expressed its deep concern at the continued Israeli violations of Geneva conventions and protocols on the protection of victims of armed conflicts. "The United Arab Emirates, which attaches great importance to States' respect for the provisions of the four Geneva conventions and the Additional Protocols relating to the protection of victims of armed conflicts, expresses its deep concern at the continued violations of Israel to its obligations under ...  >>MORE

UAE reiterates commitment to protecting childhood

Posted on 19/10/2006

New York- "The UAE has enacted new laws and took necessary measures to ensure the protection of children's interests and rights through signing relevant regional and international treaties on and creating special bodies to implement provisions and the recommendations of international conferences on those issues", said Maryam Al Shamsi, Member of the UAE Delegation to the UN. Addressing the United Nations Third Committee on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of The Child yesterday, Al ...  >>MORE

UN publicity organs must highlight on ME issues: Al Za'abi

Posted on 18/10/2006

New York - The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has called for the strengthening of the Public Information Department's Arab Section, based on the principle of equality among the six official United Nations languages. In a UAE address to the Fourth Committee (Special Political and Decolonisation), which convened here last night to discuss the role of the media in creating worldwide awareness on political, economic, development and environmental issues, which the UN is trying to deal with, Hamad ...  >>MORE

Women in UAE enjoy special protection by the state: UAE told UN

Posted on 14/10/2006

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has reaffirmed its commitment to implementing all recommendations and outcomes of regional and international conferences related to the development of women, particularly the Beijing Declaration and plan of action, as well as the outcome of the twenty-third special session of the General Assembly dealing with the development policies of all states. In an address on Wednesday to the UN General Assembly's Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) on the ...  >>MORE

More global efforts needed to promote tolerance and dialogue: UAE

Posted on 14/10/2006

The UAE called for the international community to put on more collective efforts to promote tolerance and dialogue among various cultures and renewed its support for a proposal calling for holding an international conference to give a precise and clear definition for terrorism. Historical events have proved that oppression, economic, political and cultural coercion and racial and ethnic discrimination provide a suitable environment for developing extremism and terrorism. Therefore, it is ...  >>MORE

UAE has tapped its oil resources for infrastructural development: Al Tunaiji

Posted on 08/10/2006

New York - The United Arab Emirates has said that it had judiciously tapped its oil resources for the objectives of building excellent infrastructures in all its economic, social and environmental sectors. In his address at the 6th meeting of Second Committee (Economic and Finance) during the 61st UN General Assembly, Arif Abdullah Al Tunaiji, Member of the UAE delegation to the UN said although some regions of the world have achieved economic growth, the positive results of this growth were ...  >>MORE

UAE backs peaceful use of nuclear energy

Posted on 05/10/2006

New York – The UAE expressed hope that negotiations regarding the Iranian nuclear issue result in a peaceful and permanent settlement that would not compromise the safety of the region's countries. Ambassador Abdul Aziz Nasser Al Shamsi, Permanent Representative of the UAE to the UN stressed the country's support of the right to use nuclear energy for peaceful applications, in a speech to the world body. "The UAE is committed to all the disarmament agreements and treaties it had signed, ...  >>MORE

Al Qasimi calls for more empowerment for women

Posted on 01/10/2006

New York - The Minister of Economy, Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi, has called for more empowerment for women by providing education and economic opportunities at a global and grass root levels through innovative ideas. Speaking at the launch event of the Women Leaders Intercultural Forum (WLIF) on September 26 at Columbia University in New York, Sheikha Lubna said that education, building a solid economic foundation and fostering respect for different cultures and religions are various ways to ...  >>MORE

UAE spares no effort to respect, protect children's rights

Posted on 10/09/2006

New York - The UAE has made tireless efforts to protect children from any forms of exploitation and abuse and affirmed it would continue its constructive partnership with the UNICEF in regards to implementation of national cooperation strategies over the next three years to serve national development goals. 'The UAE spares no efforts to provide every protection to children's rights as per international conventions to provide better life to them....the UAE drafted legislations aimed at ...  >>MORE

UAE urges UN to put an end to Israeli offensive on Lebanon

Posted on 23/07/2006

New York - The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has appealed to the UN Security Council for intervention to put an end to the incessant Israeli offensive on Lebanese and Palestinian peoples. It has also called on the UN to mobilise and coordinate urgent humanitarian aid to help alleviate their sufferings. The appeal was voiced by Mohammed Manie' Al Otaiba, acting charge d'Affaires of the UAE's mission to the UN, in a statement to the Security Council's monthly meeting held here Friday to discuss ...  >>MORE

UAE becomes member of UNESCO's cultural heritage committee

Posted on 01/07/2006

The United Arab Emirates and Algeria have been elected as members of the UNESCO's Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage. The elections for the 18-member committee were held last Thursday during the general assembly of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage (CSICH). Mohammed Khalaf Al Mazrouei, Director General of Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage (ADACH), said the UAE was able, through close ...  >>MORE

UN honours Dubai Municipality

Posted on 25/06/2006

New York - In a ceremony held at its premises here on Friday, the United Nations honoured the Dubai Municipality for wining the 2006 public services award in the area of application of information technology and telecommunications in the government sector, e-government. By winning the award, Dubai becomes the first Arab city to win the prestigious award. The award was also conferred on other 11 enterprises around the world as well as official institutions from Australia, Belgium, Brazil, ...  >>MORE

UAE participates in ILO conference

Posted on 10/06/2006

Geneva - "The UAE public and private sectors stand firmly against all forms of child labour and in support of international human rights," says Saeed Ali Khammas, representative of the UAE business owners. Addressing the 95th session of the International Labour Conference in Geneva, Khammas said the UAE public and private sectors strongly supported the ILO call for eradication of child labour on the global level. This is part of ILO's "Decent work programme", which aims at enhancing decent work ...  >>MORE

UN official briefs Abdullah on efforts to revive Mideast peace

Posted on 08/06/2006

Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan was on Wednesday briefed by Teri Rod-Larsen, the United Nations' (UN) Representative to the Middle East, on the latest developments on the Palestinian Cause and on-going contacts to revive the Middle East process. Larsen also explained to Sheikh Abdullah during a meeting here the UN's efforts in regard to the Syrian-Lebanese file. The UN official is currently visiting the UAE as part of a regional tour which will take him also to Egypt, ...  >>MORE

UAE joins UN's crime prevention body

Posted on 14/05/2006

The United Arab Emirates has become a member of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, a subsidiary body of the UN's Economic and Social Council. Mohammed bin Nakhira Al Dhaheri, Minister of Justice, said in a statement released yesterday that the UAE, under the wise leadership of President H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, is keen on respecting principles of human rights and fundamental freedoms in all crime prevention and criminal justice procedure. He added that ...  >>MORE

UAE wins membership of two UN commissions

Posted on 13/05/2006

New York - The UAE has been elected a member of two commissions of the United Nations' Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), including the Social Development Commission and the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice. The ECOSOC, during a secrete ballot voting elected, for four-year terms, beginning at the first meeting of the Commission's forty-sixth session in 2007, and expiring at the close of its forty-ninth session in 2011: United Arab Emirates for Asian States, Benin, ...  >>MORE

UAE calls for fighting poverty, pollution, conflicts and foreign occupation

Posted on 13/05/2006

New York - The UAE is calling on the international community to continue efforts aimed at fighting poverty, environmental pollution, conflicts, foreign occupation and arms race branding these issues as barriers before global sustainable development, UAE Minister of Environment and Water Dr. Mohammed Saeed Al Kindi said. In a statement on Thursday at The High-level Segment of the fourteenth session of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD-14) in New York (1-12 May ...  >>MORE

UAE condemns Israel's actions on occupied land

Posted on 06/12/2005

New York - The UAE has urged the international community to dismiss as invalid all laws, judicial and administrative measures imposed by Israel on the holy city of Jerusalem and the occupied Golan Heights. It called for adoption of a mechanism for monitoring Israel's fulfilment of its legal obligations, particularly those related to the applicability of the Geneva Fourth Accord to all the occupied Palestinian and Arab territories, and adherence to the verdict issued by the International ...  >>MORE

UAE urges world community to force Israel dismantle wall

Posted on 30/11/2005

New York - The United Arab Emirates has urged the world community, particularly the UN and other parties of the Quadruple Committee, to act promptly and firmly in order to protect the Palestinian people and force Israel to dismantle the separation wall. In a message to ambassador Paul Badji, Chairman of the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People, on the occasion of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People which falls on 29 ...  >>MORE

UAE calls for UN-led effort to clear WMD

Posted on 19/11/2005

The UAE has called for the launch of UN-led international fair, sound practical initiative to clear the Middle East region from the weapons of mass destruction. 'The international community, spearheaded by the UN, are demanded to launch a balanced, just initiative to rid the region of WMD,' said General Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and UAE Defence Minister. 'The initiative should be applied by all countries without bias and double standards, Sheikh Mohammed said ...  >>MORE

UAE calls for coordination of international humanitarian work

Posted on 18/11/2005

New York - The UAE has called for the implementation of the recommendations made during international conferences held to address the waves of natural disasters which hit various parts of the world in recent times. It also called for the implementation of a comprehensive global strategy to deal with such phenomenon at all its various stages - from early warning to relief supplies stages. The statement was made in a UAE address delivered by the UAE Permanent Ambassador to the UN, Abdul Aziz ...  >>MORE

UAE pledges US$478,000 to UN development programmes

Posted on 16/11/2005

New York - The United Arab Emirates has formally announced donation of 478,000 US Dollars to the development programmes of the United Nations for the year 2006. Mohammed Saeed Mana Al Otaiba, member of the UAE mission at the UN, said that 324,000 Dollars were being earmarked for the UNDP, 100,000 for UNICEF and 54,000 for UNHCR. In his speech before the annual donation ceremony, organised by the UN, Al Otaiba expressed UAE' appreciation of the efforts being made by the UN agencies and funds to ...  >>MORE

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Minister highlights government's efforts to empower Emirati women


Al Roumi to present country report at CSW meeting in New York


UAE vows to uproot all forms of discrimination against women


UAE to sign UN on right of persons with disabilities in March 2007


All ME parties have to abide by UN resolutions, Road Map, Land for Peace: UAE, UK


UAE for UN Register of Damage caused by Israeli separation wall in oPT


Abdullah bin Zayed receives UN official


UAE calls for destruction of chemical weapons worldwide


UAE urges UN to work hard for Mideast peace


Non-oil sectors' share in GDP reaches 64%


UAE stresses the need for world solidarity in containing effects of disasters


UAE calls for investigation into Israeli practices


UAE condemns Bait Hanoon massacre, voices support for Palestinians


UAE calls for Olympic truce for peace and development


UAE calls for calls for promotion of Culture of Peace


Solving Palestinian refugee problem is Int'l community's responsibility: UAE


Human tragedy in Palestine: UAE tells UN


Israel must open up its nuclear programme for IAEA inspection: UAE


Children discuss world problems on UN Day


UAE expresses concern at Israeli violations of treaties


UAE reiterates commitment to protecting childhood


UN publicity organs must highlight on ME issues: Al Za'abi


Women in UAE enjoy special protection by the state: UAE told UN


More global efforts needed to promote tolerance and dialogue: UAE


UAE has tapped its oil resources for infrastructural development: Al Tunaiji


UAE backs peaceful use of nuclear energy


Al Qasimi calls for more empowerment for women


UAE spares no effort to respect, protect children's rights


UAE urges UN to put an end to Israeli offensive on Lebanon


UAE becomes member of UNESCO's cultural heritage committee


UN honours Dubai Municipality


UAE participates in ILO conference


UN official briefs Abdullah on efforts to revive Mideast peace


UAE joins UN's crime prevention body


UAE wins membership of two UN commissions


UAE calls for fighting poverty, pollution, conflicts and foreign occupation


UAE condemns Israel's actions on occupied land


UAE urges world community to force Israel dismantle wall


UAE calls for UN-led effort to clear WMD


UAE calls for coordination of international humanitarian work


UAE pledges US$478,000 to UN development programmes