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UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Calls for New Progress Towards Political Solution in Yemen

Wednesday, 10 April 2019

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.

United Arab Emirates rejects report by the Group of Eminent International and Regional Experts on Yemen

Sunday, 31 March 2019

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.

UAE Calls on UN to Hold State-Sponsors of Terrorism Accountable

Thursday, 28 March 2019

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. 

UAE Delegation Participates in UN Commission on the Status of Women

Friday, 22 March 2019

NEW YORK – A UAE delegation participated in the 63rd session of the Commission of Status of Women (CSW) at the UN, which concluded on Friday.  The session focused on social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls. 

The UAE’s delegation was led by H.E. Ms. Hessa Tahlak, Assistant Undersecretary of the UAE’s Ministry of Community Development, and emphasized that while progress has been made around the world, there is more work to be done.

UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash Meet Senior UN Officials

Friday, 01 February 2019

NEW YORK - In meetings with senior United Nations (UN) officials and nongovernmental organizations this week, H.E. Dr. Anwar Gargash, UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, reiterated UAE commitment to achieving a political solution to the conflict in Yemen, while expressing serious concerns about the continued obstruction of peace efforts in Yemen by the Iranian-backed Houthis. 

UAE: Advancing the Women, Peace and Security Agenda is Essential in the Middle East

Thursday, 24 January 2019

The UAE reiterated the importance of promoting the critical role of women in peace processes at an Arria Formula meeting of the UN Security Council on the potential of National Action Plans for advancing the women, peace and security (WPS) agenda in the Middle East and North African region.

UAE Triples Previous Commitment to CERF, Pledging USD5 million in Support for 2019

Friday, 07 December 2018

H.E. Lana Nusseibeh, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the UAE to the UN, announced that the UAE will contribute USD 5 million to the UN Central Emergency Relief Fund (CERF) forthe year 2019 at CERF’s annual High-Level Pledging Event on December 7, 2018.