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8 November 2011, GA, Permanent Representative's Statement Before Pledging Conference for Development Activities 2011

Mr. President, I am pleased on behalf of the delegation of the United Arab Emirates to thank the President of the United Nations Pledging Conference for Development Activities, and wish to seize this opportunity to express our appreciation for the efforts made by the United Nations A gencies, Programmes and Funds to mobilize development and relief assistance to affected peoples, particularly in the developing countries, whose crises have been exacerbated due to armed conflicts or natural disasters.

Mr. President, the United Arab Emirates, which has keen interest in strengthening the work of these international agencies, funds and programs as part of its foreign policy strategy towards helping the governments of developing countries to improve their economic and social and development conditions, hopes that all states and international donors increase their contributions to these important funds and programs in order to enable their governing bodies to meet the growing challenges resulting from the critical economic and financial crises facing our world.

On this occasion, I am pleased to announce the following from the Government of the United Arab Emirates for the 2012 budget of the following UN Development Programmes and Funds :    


Amount

Entity

US 324,000

For the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

US 200,000,00

For the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

US 100,000,00

For the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).

US 100,000,00

For the Fund to Support Marine Navigation in the Straits of Malacca.

US 100,000,00

For the International Committee of the International Red Cross.

US 50,000,00

For the United Nations Development Fund for Women.

US 50,000,00

For the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF). 

US 50,000,00

For the Trust Fund to Support the Activities of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.

US 40,000,00

For the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

US 40,000,00

For the United Nations Trust Fund for the Promotion of South-South Cooperation.

US 30,000,00

For the United Nations Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Fund.

US 30,000,00

For the United Nations Trust Fund on Contemporary Forms of slavery.

US 20,000,00

For the Trust Fund of the Coordination Office of Emergency Relief Operations.

US 10,000,00

For the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR).

US 10,000,00

For the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).

US 10,000,00

For the United Nations International Drug Control Program Fund.

US 10,000,00

For the United Nations Voluntary Fund on Disability.

US 10,000,00

For the United Nations Voluntary Fund for Victims of Torture.

US 10,000,00

For the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification Trust Fund.


I am further pleased to announce the following contributions from the United Arab Emirates:


Amount

Entity

US 1,000,000

For the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) - Budget of 2012.

US 5,000,000

 For the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women (UN Women).


With the above contributions, the total contributions pledged by the UAE Government to UN funds and programs for the Year 2012 are US 7,194,000.

 

Thank you Mr. President,