NEW YORK, 1st June, 2017 (WAM) -- The United Nations General Assembly unanimously elected Ambassador Lana Zaki Nusseibeh, UAE's Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York, as one of its 21 Vice-Presidents for the 72nd session. Ambassador Nusseibeh will represent the Asia-Pacific Group of Member States.
NEW YORK – On May 25, 2017, the late United Arab Emirates Ambassador to Afghanistan, His Excellency Mr. Juma Mohammed Abdullah Al Kaabi, was honored with the 2017 Legacy Award posthumously by Women for Afghan Women (WAW) at the organization's annual gala.
WAW’s Legacy Award recognized Ambassador Al Kaabi’s service in Afghanistan, particularly his achievements as a “humanitarian ambassador”, in the presence of several hundred members of the Afghan community in New York, ambassadors and other senior dignitaries.
NEW YORK – Her Excellency Mrs. Lana Nusseibeh, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the United Arab Emirates to the United Nations in New York, delivered the UAE’s statement at the Security Council’s Open Debate on the protection of civilians and medical care in armed conflicts.
NEW DELHI – Her Excellency Lana Nusseibeh, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the United Arab Emirates to the United Nations in New York, completed a three-day field visit to New Delhi, India on 26 April, in her capacity as the President of the UN-Women Executive Board for 2017. She was accompanied by the Vice Presidents of the Executive Board, from Guyana, Liberia, Montenegro, and Switzerland.
KATHMANDU – In her capacity as President of the UN-Women Executive Board for 2017, Her Excellency Lana Nusseibeh, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the United Arab Emirates to the United Nations in New York, completed a tour of United Nations operations in Nepal alongside Presidents and Members of the Executive Boards of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), UN Development Programme (UNDP)/UN Population Fund (UNFPA)/UN Office for Project Services (UNOPS), and the World Food Programme (WFP).
NEW YORK – Mr. Jamal Al Musharakh, Deputy Permanent Representative of the United Arab Emirates to the United Nations delivered the UAE’s statement at the Security Council’s quarterly Open Debate on the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question.
The UAE has co-sponsored United Nations Security Council Resolution No. 2347 (2017), on the protection of cultural heritage in the event of armed conflicts, the first ever UNSC resolution to focus specifically on this issue.
The United Arab Emirates and the Independent State of Papua New Guinea have signed a Joint Communique on the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between the two countries.
NEW YORK, 25th March, 2017 (WAM) -- Ohood bint Khalfan Al Roumi, Minister of State for Happiness, recently participated in an interactive panel discussion on "Public Policies for Happiness", co-organised at the United Nations headquarters by the permanent missions of the UAE, Australia, Bhutan, Denmark, Ecuador, Rwanda, Slovenia and Thailand, to mark the International Day of Happiness 2017.
She highlighted the UAE's efforts, government policies and programmes that aim to promote happiness and positive values.