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UAE announces US$ 500,000 first-time contribution to UN Department of Political Affairs

Tuesday, 09 December 2014


The Permanent Mission of the United Arab Emirates to the United Nations participated in a donors’ meeting for current and prospective contributors, chaired by Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, Jeffrey Feltman, on Monday. The meeting was organized by the UN Department of Political Affairs (DPA), as part of its Multi-Year Appeal 2015 Update and presentation of its funding priorities.

UAE National Day reception in New York City

Monday, 01 December 2014

 The UAE Permanent Mission to the United Nations (UN) hosted 750 Ambassadors, senior UN officials and prominent New York City community leaders on Monday to celebrate the 43rd UAE National Day.

The celebration was held at New York Public Library’s iconic Astor Hall and featured an exhibition of contemporary Emirati photography. Among the guests were UN Secretary General Mr. Ban Ki-Moon and the President of the 69th General Assembly Sam Kutesa, who praised the UAE’s support for the important work of the UN during his remarks.


UAE calls for building societies that respect and empower women

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

The United Arab Emirates has placed great emphasis on addressing issues related to violence against women through preventive measures, campaigns to raise awareness, protection, and policy initiatives. The UAE has strong policies on girls' education, women's legal rights, as well as the provision of treatment and rehabilitation support to victims, and it is continuing to develop a comprehensive policy on domestic violence

UAE hosts panel discussion on "The Role of Women in Countering Violent Extremism"

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

The United Arab Emirates has highlighted its commitment to combatting violent extremism. "Violent extremism is a global reality that is not confined to any one region nor representative of any religion. Radical doctrines, such as those propagated by Daesh, are an insult to Islam and in opposition to the universal tenets of Islam and of U.A.E.

UAE stresses support for Afghanistan and new government

Sunday, 19 October 2014

The U.A.E. has stressed its commitment as a long-standing partner of Afghanistan, and of the recently-elected government.

Ambassador Lana Zaki Nusseibeh, Permanent Representative of the United Arab Emirates to the UN, yesterday moderated a panel at the United Nations on the "Political and Economic Transition in Afghanistan".

Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher meets with Executive Director of UN Women in New York

Sunday, 28 September 2014

H.H. Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, Wife of H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, Chairperson of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs, and Honorary Patron of Sharjah Businesswomen Council, has said that women in the U.A.E. have an elevated status stemming from the respect and appreciation shown by the U.A.E.’s wise leadership for their effective presence in the community and significant role in all areas of the development process.

UAE participates in Group of 77 meeting at UNGA

Sunday, 28 September 2014

Khalid Al Ghaith, Assistant Minister for Economic Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, has participated in the 38th Annual Meeting of Ministers for Foreign Affairs of the Group of 77 and China, as part of the 69th Session of the UN General Assembly.

Al Ghaith spoke at the meeting on behalf of H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Foreign Minister, stressing the important role the group plays in defending their countries interests. He also reiterated the U.A.E.'s support for the group's goals and priorities.

UAE stresses the importance of current collective action to counter the threat posed by terrorist groups

Sunday, 28 September 2014

The United Arab Emirates has stressed the importance of the current collective action to counter the threat posed by terrorist groups, especially "Daesh", in both Iraq and Syria, describing the form of extremism, terrorism and fragmentation witnessed by the region and beyond to areas of the world, as a serious threat to international peace and security, and a threat to the goals and values of states, their development achievements and humanitarian and cultural heritage.