During his participation in the High-Level Meeting on Climate and Sustainable Development for All, convened by Maria Fernanda Espinosa, President of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, Dr Thani Bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment, reiterated the country’s green commitment and support for ambitious and innovative global climate action.
In an effort to share its pioneering experience with the world, the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU), showcased its “Global Benchmarking Framework and Data Set for Online, Open, Smart and Technology-enhanced Higher Education” while participating in the UnescoMobile Learning Week 2019, held recently in Paris.
The UAE called on the UN to hold Member States accountable for terrorism financing during a UN Security Council Open Debate on combating terrorism financing presided by France’s Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian.
UAE Minister Dr Anwar Gargash emphasised that the conflict in Yemen and the humanitarian suffering in many parts of the country are the direct results of the illegal and violent overthrow in 2014 of the legitimate government of Yemen by the Houthi militia.
A UAE delegation participated in the 63rd session of the Commission of Status of Women, CSW, at the UN, which concluded on Friday. The session focused on social protection systems, access to public services, and sustainable infrastructure for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.
A World Food Programme (WFP) official has praised the UAE’s contributions and emergency response assistance to humanitarian crises across the world.
Eastern Libyan forces will pursue their advance on the capital Tripoli, the head of the eastern parliament in the divided country said on Saturday, despite international calls for a halt in an offensive that risks causing many civilian casualties.
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) organised a workshop for the fourth batch of the Carbon Ambassadors Programme. The Carbon Ambassadors Programme was launched by Dewa with the support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and in collaboration with Dubai Carbon Centre of Excellence, to involve the youth in national and global issues as well as enhance their interest in sustainable energy, climate change, and conservation of natural resources.
Recent clashes between rival Libyan militias for control of the capital Tripoli have displaced more than 18,000 people, the UN said, and prompted the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to warn on Tuesday that she could investigate and possibly prosecute new offences.