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High-level Thematic Debate of the UN General Assembly on Peace and Security

Wednesday, 11 May 2016


The UAE engaged in a high-level Thematic Debate of the UN General Assembly focused on Peace and Security, convened by the President of the General Assembly, on 10-11 May. During the two-day event titled “In a World of Risks: A New Commitment for Peace”, high-level representatives of UN Member States discussed how to strengthen the response of the UN system to current and future threats to international peace and security.


HE Lana Nusseibeh highlights UAE’s Crucial Contributions on Multilateral Global Issues in the United Nations

Tuesday, 03 May 2016

Abu Dhabi - Effective multilateral diplomacy plays a critical role in promoting peace, security, and development around the world, and in particular in the Middle East, explained Her Excellency Lana Nusseibeh, Permanent Representative of the UAE to the United Nations in New York, and Member of the Board of Trustees of the Emirates Diplomatic Academy, during a lecture on the ‘UAE’s role in multilateral issues’, organised recently by Emirates Diplomatic Academy. In the Ambassador’s analysis, the UN remains a critical institution for global order – but it is tested today as never before and needs reform and renewal.

UAE Reaffirms its Climate Action During the Paris Agreement Signing Ceremony

Saturday, 23 April 2016

New York - The UAE joined over 170 countries to sign the Paris Climate Agreement during the high-level signing ceremony, convened by the United Nation’s Secretary General Ban Ki Moon, in New York. The ceremony marked the first step in implementing the Paris Agreement, which was adopted in December 2015.


UAE leads discussions on achieving gender equality at the Commission on the Status of Women

Thursday, 24 March 2016


New York - The UAE engaged in critical discussions as part of the 60th session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, held from 14 to 24 March 2016. Topics of these discussions focused on gender equality and women’s empowerment, as well as the impact of women on justice, humanitarian aid delivery, information communications technologies (ICTs), and sustainable development.


UAE Shares National Progress on Happiness with United Nations Community

Thursday, 17 March 2016

New York - On the occasion of the International Day of Happiness (March 20), Ambassador Lana Nusseibeh, Permanent Representative of the United Arab Emirates to the United Nations, delivered remarks on the UAE’s efforts to foster happiness at home and abroad, as well as the planned work of the newly appointed Minister of State for Happiness, Her Excellency Ohood Al Roumi. Ambassador Nusseibeh spoke as part of a panel briefing hosted by the United Nations Department of Public Information.  

UAE Minister Noura bint Mohammed Al Kaabi Delivers Remarks at 60th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations

Tuesday, 15 March 2016

New York - H.E. Noura bint Mohammed Al Kaabi, Minister of State for Federal National Council Affairs, delivered remarks at the 60th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) at the United Nations. During the Commission’s annual two-week session, representatives of UN Member States, civil society organizations and UN entities gather at UN headquarters in New York to discuss emerging issues that affect gender equality and the empowerment of women.

UAE Commemorates International Women’s Day at ‘Planet 50-50 by 2030 Event’ at the United Nations

Tuesday, 08 March 2016

New York - Ambassador Lana Nusseibeh, Permanent Representative of the United Arab Emirates to the UN, delivered remarks at a ‘Planet 50-50 by 2030’ event in honor of International Women’s Day. The event was hosted by UN Women and focused on the importance of achieving gender equality as part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development that includes targets on gender parity, empowerment of all women and girls, ensuring inclusive and quality education for all, and promoting lifelong learning.


UAE Called on Iran To Make A Serious Commitment To Join The Community of Nations As an Accountable Member

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

New York - The United Arab Emirates has called on Iran to make a serious commitment to join the community of nations as an accountable member, and to stop arming, funding and enabling radical, violent and extremist entities.

UAE Welcomes UN Secretary-General's Initiative To Prevent Violent Extremism

Sunday, 14 February 2016

New York - The UAE has welcomed the adoption of Draft Resolution 70/40 on the Secretary-General's plan of action to prevent violent extremism, saying that the plan needs to address factors that propel extremism, most notably foreign occupation and "State terrorism," and address the issue of accountability for states that compromise the principles of sovereignty and non-interference in the internal affairs of nations.