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.
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.
NEW YORK - During the general discussion of the 63rd Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), the UAE called for greater action to address current challenges in advancing gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.
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.
NEW YORK – The UAE called for greater attention from the international community on the link between climate change and insecurity at the UN Security Council Open Debate on the impact of climate-related disasters on international security.
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.