Ambassador Lana Zaki Nusseibeh, UAE’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York, attended a tribute to the memory of late King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia, on Monday at a plenary meeting of the General Assembly. She was accompanied by a delegation of UAE diplomats posted at the mission.
The event included statements from the United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, and the President of the United Nations General Assembly, Sam K. Kutesa, both of which acknowledged the remarkable impact he made in his country and world affairs.
Ambassador Lana Zaki Nusseibeh, Permanent Representative of the United Arab Emirates to the UN, yesterday moderated a panel discussion on "Women, Peace and Security in the Context of Climate Change," as part of a panel series on the subject hosted by the UAE, in partnership with UN Women as the Secretariat of the Global Study on the Implementation of Security Council resolution 1325 (2000), and the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security.
The first UAE national to join the staff of the United Nations Headquarter in New York, Ms. Ahood Abdulla Al Zaabi, was seconded recently to assume her role as ‘Advisor on Humanitarian Issues, Health and Culture’ at the Office of the President of the sixty-ninth session of the General Assembly. Ms. Al Zaabi provides advice on humanitarian affairs by monitoring and liaising with the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), as well as working with relevant UN Agencies and other stakeholders including WHO, UNAIDS, the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy on Malaria, GAVI, the Global Fund, and by closely cooperating with UNESCO and other organizations on cultural issues.