New York, NY - The United Arab Emirates participated in yesterday’s presentation of the High-Level Panel on Humanitarian Financing to Member States at the United Nations. Co-Chair of the High-Level Panel Kristalina Georgieva, Vice President of the European Union Commission, led the session with UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson and Ambassador Lana Nusseibeh, Permanent Representative of the UAE to the UN.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, welcomed UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and other senior UN officials, humanitarian practitioners, and corporate leaders to International Humanitarian City in Dubai for the launch of the report of the High-Level Panel on Humanitarian Financing. The report, “Too important to fail – addressing the humanitarian financing gap”, was prepared by nine eminent experts from government, the private sector, and civil society. The UN Secretary General commissioned the group to write the report in response to the growing gap between humanitarian needs and resources available. The panel of experts was co-chaired by Kristalina Georgieva, Vice President of the European Commission, and Sultan Nazrin Shah, Ruler of Perek, Malaysia.
Under Emirati and Latvian leadership, the UN General Assembly successfully concluded the ten-year review process of the World Summit on the Information Society and agreed on a way ahead towards a people-centered, inclusive, and development-oriented framework.
The United Arab Emirates has pledged $1 million USD to the UN’s Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) for 2016. Jamal Al Musharakh, Deputy Permanent Representative of the United Arab Emirates to the United Nations, announced the UAE’s donation at a high-level pledging conference held at the United Nations today
On 1 December 2015, the UAE Mission to the United Nations celebrated the UAE’s founding with a reception in honor of National Day. Dozens of Permanent Representatives to the UN attended the reception, as well as senior UN officials – including UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson – and leaders from the greater New York City community.
New York, October 28: The United Arab Emirates has won a second three-year term membership of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC), starting from the beginning of 2016 and ending in late 2018.
New York, NY – Ahead of the fifteenth anniversary of the adoption of resolution 1325 in October 2015, the UAE Mission to the United Nations worked to promote Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda within the UN community and beyond. These activities included convening experts to further debates on the topic and publishing the findings of those discussions; contributing to UN efforts to support the WPS agenda; and participating in related Open Debates at the Security Council.
The UAE Mission to the UN and the visiting UAE delegation advanced critical issues on the global agenda during UN General Assembly Ministerial Week this fall, as the UN celebrated its 70th anniversary and adopted ambitious new targets for achieving its global mandate. The UAE delegation consisted of five cabinet members and their teams. Ministers from capital had more than 100 bilateral meetings in total and hosted numerous multilateral events.
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.