New York, NY – The United Arab Emirates celebrated the occasion of the annual meeting of the United Nations General Assembly with a reception at the Morgan Library. Senior UN leadership, diplomats, and distinguished members of the New York City community attended the reception, an annual event hosted by His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed al Nahyan, Foreign Minister of the United Arab Emirates. This year’s reception focused on the 70th anniversary of the United Nations.
Thursday, 01 October 2015
Wednesday, 12 August 2015
Following the United Nations renewed flash appeal for $1.6 billion U.S. dollars in funds to help civilians in Yemen, the United Arab Emirates announced a pledge of over $81 million (Dh300 million) towards relief operations and ongoing development programs in Yemen to be administered by the Emirates Red Crescent (ERC). United Nations humanitarian chief Stephen O’Brien lauded the effort, stating, "I welcome the pledge made by the UAE towards the Humanitarian Response Plan for Yemen and the generosity of the Emirati people. In response of the appeal, I hope others will follow suit".
Thursday, 23 July 2015
New York, July 23: On Thursday, the UAE Mission to UN took part in an open debate held at the United Nations Security Council in New York to discuss the situation in the Middle East including the Palestinian question. The meeting was chaired Murray McCully, the Foreign Minister of New Zealand which assumed the Council’s presidency for the month of July.
Wednesday, 08 July 2015
New York, July 8: The United Arab Emirates joined over 80 countries, international organizations, and companies at the United Nations in New York on July 7-8 for the 18th Plenary of the Contact Group on Piracy off the Coast of Somalia. Chaired by the European Union, the plenary focused on major policy areas such as capacity building in the region off the coast of Somalia anti-piracy operations, mitigation actions by the international community and the disruption of piracy networks ashore.
Thursday, 02 July 2015
New York, July 2: The United Arab Emirates and the Republic of Latvia today concluded the first phase of co-facilitating the United Nations’ review of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), a landmark global process to work towards a vision of a people-centered, inclusive and development oriented Information Society.
Wednesday, 17 June 2015
New York, June 17: On Wednesday, diplomats from 17 countries completed an intensive course in international law held by the Institute for Executive Education (IEE) of New York University School of Law. The course was the first of the IEE’s customized programmes sponsored and developed jointly and by the United Arab Emirates Mission to the United Nations (UN).
Saturday, 13 June 2015
New York, June 13: The UAE Permanent Mission to UN, in partnership with Pineda Foundation/World ENABLED, organized several activities to promote global coordination and cooperation on the human rights of persons with disabilities. On Wednesday a high-level event was convened under the title “Delivering Inclusion: Innovations in Local Practice from the UAE and the Broader Region”, at the ONE UN New York Hotel.
Thursday, 28 May 2015
New York, May 28: On Thursday, the United Arab Emirates Permanent Mission to the United Nations hosted a panel discussion on “The Implementation of the Women, Peace and Security Agenda: Harmonizing the High-Level Review Processes”. The discussion centred around the need to harmonize all of the concurrent high-level review processes to ensure that gender equality remains central to all peace and security efforts.
Wednesday, 20 May 2015
On Wednesday, the United Arab Emirates announced a wide range of initiatives to accelerate deployment of clean energy at the UN Sustainable Energy for All (SE4A) Forum, notably in support of the UN goal to double the global share of renewable energy by 2030.
Tuesday, 12 May 2015
New York, May 12: UAE Minister of State, Reem Al Hashimy, met the President of the 69th session of the General Assembly of the United Nations, H.E. Sam Kutesa at his office on Tuesday in New York. During the meeting, both sides discussed priorities of the 69th session, underscoring the need to formulate a transformative Post-2015 Development Agenda, accompanied by