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Haya opens conference
By A Staff Reporter March 06, 2018
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DUBAI: Under the patronage of Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the 15th edition of the Dubai International Humanitarian Aid and Development Conference and Exhibition (DIHAD) was officially opened on Monday by UN Messenger of Peace and Chairperson of International Humanitarian City Her Royal Higness Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, wife of Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

The theme for this year’s conference is: ‘The Sustainability of Emergency Aid; The Intensifying Search for the Appropriate Strategies, Methodologies and Resources to Meet the Global Humanitarian Challenges in the Years Ahead’.

Princess Haya gave the keynote speech at DIHAD to an audience of dignitaries and leading officials from the humanitarian sector, following which she toured the exhibition and visited the stands of a number of leading local and international humanitarian organisations, NGOs, and charitable foundations.

In a speech delivered on behalf of Sheikh Hamdan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Representative of the Ruler of Abu Dhabi in the Western Region and Chairman of the UAE Red Crescent Authority, HE Dr. Hamdan Musallam Al Mazrouie said: “The importance of the 15th edition of the Dubai International Humanitarian Aid and Development (DIHAD) Conference & Exhibition stems from the fact that it discusses a vital issue related to sustainability in emergency aid through constructing smart and strategic partnerships among our organisations that take into consideration the requirements of the international humanitarian arena, addressing future challenges and defining priorities in the realisation of the desired human development.
 

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