NEW YORK - With the support of H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women's Union (GWU), Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation (FDF) and President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood and Rym al Falasi, Secretary-General of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, the UAE engaged in a critical discussion on women’s and children’s health in humanitarian settings at a high-level briefing at the United Nations.
New York - The UAE welcomed efforts by the international community to establish a comprehensive international strategy to counter extremist and terrorist messages, in a statement delivered yesterday by H.E. Ambassador Lana Nusseibeh, Permanent Representative of the UAE to the United Nations, in the Security Council Ministerial Open Debate on threats to the international peace and security caused by terrorist acts.
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.
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.
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.
New York - The UAE has reaffirmed its strong commitment to effectively address the global drug problem, confirming its success in reducing drug use within its territories by record levels.
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.
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.
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.
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.