NEW YORK -- The United Arab Emirates has organised two panel discussions at the United Nations during its participation in the 10th Conference of State Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, CRPD, in cooperation with Dr. Victor Pineda, President of Pineda Foundation and World Enabled.
NEW YORK -- The UAE has renewed its commitment to the New Urban Agenda, which was adopted at the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Development in Quito last year. The framework advocates and promotes policies for the participation and inclusion of persons with disabilities (people of determination) in cities and urban settlements.
NEW YORK - The United Nations General Assembly unanimously elected Ambassador Lana Zaki Nusseibeh, UAE's Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York, as one of its 21 Vice-Presidents for the 72nd session. Ambassador Nusseibeh will represent the Asia-Pacific Group of Member States.
NEW YORK – On May 25, 2017, the late United Arab Emirates Ambassador to Afghanistan, His Excellency Mr. Juma Mohammed Abdullah Al Kaabi, was honored with the 2017 Legacy Award posthumously by Women for Afghan Women (WAW) at the organization's annual gala.
WAW’s Legacy Award recognized Ambassador Al Kaabi’s service in Afghanistan, particularly his achievements as a “humanitarian ambassador”, in the presence of several hundred members of the Afghan community in New York, ambassadors and other senior dignitaries.
NEW YORK – Her Excellency Mrs. Lana Nusseibeh, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the United Arab Emirates to the United Nations in New York, delivered the UAE’s statement at the Security Council’s Open Debate on the protection of civilians and medical care in armed conflicts.
NEW DELHI – Her Excellency Lana Nusseibeh, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the United Arab Emirates to the United Nations in New York, completed a three-day field visit to New Delhi, India on 26 April, in her capacity as the President of the UN-Women Executive Board for 2017. She was accompanied by the Vice Presidents of the Executive Board, from Guyana, Liberia, Montenegro, and Switzerland.
KATHMANDU – In her capacity as President of the UN-Women Executive Board for 2017, Her Excellency Lana Nusseibeh, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the United Arab Emirates to the United Nations in New York, completed a tour of United Nations operations in Nepal alongside Presidents and Members of the Executive Boards of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), UN Development Programme (UNDP)/UN Population Fund (UNFPA)/UN Office for Project Services (UNOPS), and the World Food Programme (WFP).
NEW YORK – Mr. Jamal Al Musharakh, Deputy Permanent Representative of the United Arab Emirates to the United Nations delivered the UAE’s statement at the Security Council’s quarterly Open Debate on the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question.
The UAE has co-sponsored United Nations Security Council Resolution No. 2347 (2017), on the protection of cultural heritage in the event of armed conflicts, the first ever UNSC resolution to focus specifically on this issue.