Saturday, October 24, 2020

The UAE reiterated its continued commitment to upholding the rights of children around the world, particularly those in conflict situations, including by protecting schools and preventing grave violations, as well as protecting the right to education and the need to provide opportunities for fulfillment and growth to the most vulnerable. In a written statement to […]

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His Excellency Ahmed Abdul Rahman Al Jarman, Assistant Minister for Human Rights and International Law, Vice-Chairman of the National Human Rights Committee, chaired the committee’s third meeting in the presence of representatives of various entities to review the UAE’s efforts in strengthening and protecting human rights against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic. In this […]

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The UAE reaffirmed its support for the people of Lebanon during a virtual briefing on the humanitarian situation in the country in the wake of the tragic Beirut explosion on 4 August 2020. “Our hearts go out to the people of Lebanon,” Amiera Alhefeiti, Deputy Permanent Representative and Chargé d’Affaires of the UAE to the […]

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The State of Qatar took part in the virtual briefing on the humanitarian situation in Lebanon, held via video by the United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). HE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Sultan bin Saad Al Muraikhi represented the State of Qatar at the meeting. Addressing the meeting, HE Al […]

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Under the directives by His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, the UAE is offering urgent humanitarian assistance to assist those affected by the Beirut Port explosion. H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler’s Representative in Al Dhafra Region, […]

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The National Human Rights Committee held its second meeting under the chairmanship of H.E. Dr. Anwar Mohammed Gargash, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and Chairman of the National Human Rights Commission. The Committee discussed preparations for the National Human Rights Plan, which will serve as a comprehensive and integrated national human rights framework in […]

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UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet praised efforts by the UAE to protect women during the COVID-19 pandemic in a recent webinar titled “COVID-19 and Gender Equality: Living Up to the Challenge.” The UAE has exerted significant effort to protect women, launching remote work for pregnant women and mothers with children in the 9th grade and younger as early precautions to curb the spread of COVID-19. “The UAE is fully […]

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Obaid Salem Al Zaabi, UAE Permanent Representative at the United Nations, UN, and Other International Organisations in Geneva, stressed that Gulf Cooperation Council, GCC, member countries are putting in place additional measures to support human right…

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The Cabinet’s weekly regular meeting, chaired by HE the Prime Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani, yesterday morning approved a draft law on endowment.The draft law was prepared to replace Law No 8 of 1996 on endowment, as part of …

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