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UN and Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies to cooperate on religious education

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Undersecretary-General Adama Dieng, United Nations Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, announced a joint cooperation agreement between the United Nations and the Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies to organize ten research workshops to promote religious education in the Islamic world.

GOSH celebrates topping out of Zayed Centre for Research into Rare Disease in Children

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The Great Ormond Street Hospital, GOSH, has marked a crucial milestone in the construction of The Zayed Centre for Research into Rare Disease in Children, as a topping out ceremony was held to mark the moment when the building reached its highest point.

Major collapse in Houthi militias’ defences, says Arab Coalition Forces Commander

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Brigadier-General Abdul Salam Al-Shehhi, Commander of the Arab Coalition Forces on the west coast of Yemen, has stated that the UAE, Sudanese and Yemeni armed forces are conducting, with courage and determination, an epic battle to liberate Yemen from the control of the Iran-backed Houthi militias.

ICRC: UAE judicial systems conform with International Human Rights Law

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The International Committee of the Red Cross, ICRC, has praised the UAE's commitment to protection of human rights and ensuring the continual improvement of its judicial laws and practices in line with the basic rules of the Geneva Conventions and their Additional Protocols.

UAE condemns US decision to recognise Jerusalem as capital of Israel

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The United Arab Emirates has expressed its deep regret and condemnation of the US administration's decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

MOCCAE, GGGI, Korean Embassy hold youth workshop on climate change adaptation

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The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, MOCCAE, in cooperation with the Global Green Growth Institute, GGGI, and the Embassy of the Republic of Korea, held a youth workshop at the Youth Hub in Dubai to discuss topics of climate change adaptation and how young people can get involved.

UN’s Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein condemns attacks on Rohingya

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The UN human rights chief on Tuesday condemned "widespread, systematic and shockingly brutal" attacks against the Rohingya, as well as decades of discrimination and persecution.

Executive Director of Geneva Centre receives Franco Cuomo International Award

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The Executive Director of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue, Ambassador Idriss Jazairy, has been awarded the 2017 Franco Cuomo International Award – under the category of Special International Award - at the Italian Senate in Rome in recognition of the Geneva Centre’s efforts to promote a value driven human rights system and to encourage global dialogue between the Global North and the Global South.

Solar capacity jumps by more than half in developing nations: Report

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New solar-powered generating capacity is growing at a crackling pace in emerging markets. The growth is fuelled by low-priced equipment and innovative new applications that are expanding energy access for millions, Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) finds in a comprehensive new study of clean energy activity in key developing nations.

Organisation of Islamic Cooperation urges promotion of Islamic culture of diversity and pluralism

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The Secretary General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Dr. Youssef Othaimeen, has called on Member States to publicise the Muslim world’s culture of diversity and pluralism, as a means to convey a message of universal peace, tolerance, moderation and love as advocated by Islam.

UAE rolls out renewable energy training programme for Pacific Island countries

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, MoFAIC, has launched a two-year renewable energy training programme for Pacific Island countries financed by Abu Dhabi Fund for Development, ADFD, the leading national entity for development aid. The training is being led by Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company.

IsDB and AfDB partner to boost agriculture and fight drought in Africa

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A joint initiative of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) and African Development Bank (AfDB) will boost agriculture value chains and enhance drought resilience in Nigeria, Somalia and Uganda.

UAE strengthening role of education in countering extremist ideologies: UN Official

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Dr. Hatem Fouad Ali, Regional Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, UNODC, in the Gulf Cooperation Council, GCC, Region, stated that Aqdar World Summit is a leading UAE initiative that strengthens the role of education in countering extremist ideologies.

UAE bears treatment costs of 88 injured Yemenis in Indian hospitals

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Eighty eight injured Yemenis, along with their companions, have left Aden to complete their treatment in Indian hospitals under the supervision of the Emirates Red Crescent, ERC.

Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement calls on Arab and Western societies to stand united against violent extremism

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The Chairman of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue, Dr. Hanif Al Qassim, has deplored the rise of xenophobia, bigotry and marginalisation targeting refugees, migrants and internally displaced persons that is taking effect in many regions of the world.

GCAA welcomes women aviators from South America in ‘Women in Aviation’ programme

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As part of a programme to advance the role of women in the aviation sector, both in the UAE and around the world, the General Civil Aviation Authority, GCAA, welcomed its third group of women from Latin American to take part in the ‘Women in Aviation Chapter.’

OIC to cooperate with UNESCO to protect cultural heritage

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The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, OIC, has expressed its readiness to cooperate with UNESCO in combatting the intentional destruction and illegal trafficking of cultural heritage in countries affected by armed conflicts, which are crimes incited by destructive ideologies.

Louvre Abu Dhabi opens to public on 11th November

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The much-anticipated Louvre Abu Dhabi will open to the public this Saturday, with a spectacular week-long series of celebrations. It is the first museum of its kind in the Arab region and offers a new perspective on the history of art in a globalised world.

UAE-UN meeting in Dubai examines crucial role of space for development

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A United Nations meeting opened in Dubai on Monday aiming to examine how the global space community can contribute to international efforts to bring about a more just and equitable world for all people and the planet.

UAE peaceful nuclear energy programme in full compliance with international standards: IAEA

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The United Arab Emirates' peaceful nuclear energy programme is in full compliance with the highest international standards of safety and security, set by the International Atomic Energy Agency, said Mikhail Chudakov, Deputy Director-General, IAEA.

Members of European Parliament Visit UAE-Jordanian Camp Mrajeeb Al Fhood for Syrian Refugees

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The UAE Federal National Council (FNC), the consultative council and UAE parliamentary body, in cooperation with the Emirates Red Crescent, organized a field visit for a delegation of members from the European Parliament (MEPs) of the "EU-UAE Parliamentary Friendship Group" to the UAE-Jordanian Mrajeeb Al Fhood camp for Syrian refugees.

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