Earlier this week, H.E. Dr. Sultan Al Remeithi, Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Elders, reaffirmed the UAE’s commitment to combating hate speech across all mediums and safeguarding religious sites in meetings with senior UN officials.
The UAE reaffirmed its commitment to empowering and protecting the rights of persons with disabilities and ensuring their integration into the national development process.
The Permanent Representatives to the United Nations of the United Arab Emirates, the Kingdom of Norway, and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia today briefed members of the United Nations Security Council on the preliminary findings of the investigation into the coordinated attacks on four oil tankers that took place on the morning of 12 May 2019 off the port of Fujairah.
NEW YORK – On 15 May 2019, the Permanent Missions of the United Arab Emirates, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and the Kingdom of Norway sent a joint letter to the United Nations Security Council, drawing attention to an incident in UAE territorial waters on 12 May 2019 that targeted four tankers – two Saudi-flagged, one Norwegian-flagged, and one Emirati-flagged vessel.
NEW YORK - The UAE, in its capacity as the chair of the Group of Member States of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), hosted a dialogue with UN Secretary-General H.E. Antonio Guterres on "Strengthening Ties with the Muslim Community: Promoting Dialogue, Understanding, Tolerance, and Acceptance" on 2 May 2019 at the UN Headquarters.
NEW YORK – The United Arab Emirates, in its capacity as the Chair of the Group of Member States of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), urged the international community to take united, practical measures to save the prospects for peace and the two-state solution during the quarterly Open Debate on the Situation in the Middle East, including the Question of Palestine at the UN Security Council on 29 April 2019.
NEW YORK – On 23 April 2019, at the UN Security Council Open Debate on sexual violence in conflict presided by Germany’s Foreign Minister H.E. Heiko Mass, the UAE reconfirmed its commitment to ending sexual violence in conflict and reviewed its efforts to implement the women, peace and security (WPS) agenda.
NEW YORK – In meetings with senior United Nations (UN) officials, H.E. Dr. Anwar Gargash, UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, renewed the Coalition to Support Legitimacy in Yemen’s firm commitment to the Stockholm Agreement and to the ongoing peace efforts brokered by Martin Griffiths, the UN Special Envoy for Yemen. H.E. Dr. Gargash underscored that Yemen needs a political solution to resolve the conflict, and that the UAE is working to support that solution.
UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Dr Anwar Gargash, has categorically rejected a report by the Group of Eminent International and Regional Experts on Yemen, and urged the Human Rights Council (HRC) to instead refocus on providing support to the Government of Yemen in building institutions to protect human rights in the country.
NEW YORK – On March 28, 2019, the UAE called on the UN to hold Member States accountable for terrorism financing during a UN Security Council Open Debate on combating terrorism financing presided by France’s Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian. Earlier in the meeting, the Council unanimously approved Resolution 2462, introduced by France and co-sponsored by the UAE, requiring Member States to take further steps to prevent and combat terrorism financing.