Middle East & North Africa

Bill Gates thanks UAE for role in the fight to end world poverty

By WAM
The philanthropist Bill Gates has thanked the UAE for its support in working to eliminate deadly diseases and reduce world poverty.

MOCCAE, Global Green Growth Institute to review Green Economy Indicators

By WAM
The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, MOCCAE, today concluded a two-day workshop on performance measurement for greening the economy, organised in collaboration with the Global Green Growth Institute, GGGI.

Al Zeyoudi highlights UAE’s proactive climate action on global stage

By WAM
A high-level UAE delegation, headed by Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, has concluded a successful visit to the state of California, United States. The prime goal of the visit was to participate in the Global Summit on Climate Action in San Francisco, California, where decision makers from around the world sat down together to present and scrutinize plans and proposals for broader and more effective future action on climate change.

25 years Since the Oslo Accords: Israeli Security Depends on Palestinian Rights

Twenty-five years ago, on 13 September 1993, I sat on the White House lawn to witness the landmark signing of the Oslo agreement between Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO). Diplomats around me gasped as Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin shook hands with former foe, Chairman Yasser Arafat. But for some of us present, the handshake came as no surprise.

UAE, Bangladesh discuss boosting cooperation

By WAM
Ways of accelerating cooperation and partnership relations, exchanging of experiences, information and knowledge were the main topic of discussions at a meeting Ahmed Shabib Al Dhaheri, Secretary-General of the Federal National Council, FNC, had with a delegation of the National Defence College of Bangladesh.

DEWA 1st public utility in the world in strategic partnership with BAIR Lab

By WAM
To support the UAE Artificial Intelligence Strategy, launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, DEWA, is promoting cooperation with international universities and research centres to learn about the latest research and developments in renewable energy, water, automation, Artificial Intelligence, AI, and accelerators.

World Green Economy Summit 2018 to accelerate discussion on green capital

By WAM
Green capital will be the focus of discussions at the annual World Green Economy Summit, WGES 2018, amid the global commitments to build a green and sustainable world economy.

MOCCAE gathers universities, international experts to discuss improving UAE’s ecological footprint

By WAM
The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) hosted a workshop at its headquarters in Dubai with international leading experts and the UAE’s university researchers to discuss how to improve the UAE’s Ecological Footprint.

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development discusses collaboration opportunities with Senegal

By WAM
Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for development aid, hosted a high-level parliamentary delegation from Senegal at its headquarters in Abu Dhabi to discuss sustained cooperation in achieving the development priorities of the Senegalese government.

The US vs. UNRWA: Who’s the Real Loser?

It is entirely the United States’ prerogative to cut off its voluntary contributions to the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East, or UNRWA.

UAE participates in 102nd ministerial session of Arab Economic and Social Council

By WAM
The 102nd ministerial session of the Arab Economic and Social Council began today at the headquarters of the Arab League General Secretariat in the Egyptian capital,Cairo.

Abu Dhabi hosts meeting of UAE-Chad Joint Committee

By WAM
Abu Dhabi today hosted the ministerial meeting of the Joint Committee between the UAE and Chad, under the co-chairmanship of Dr. Sultan bin Ahmad Sultan Al Jaber, Minister of State, and Ashtah Saleh Daman, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, African Integration, International Cooperation and Diaspora Affairs.

DME launches eight new oil contracts

By WAM
Dubai Mercantile Exchange (DME), the premier international energy futures and commodities exchange in the Middle East, announced the launch of eight new oil listings on Monday, following completion of the regulatory review.

DEWA launches Green Dubai to empower customers to make sustainable decisions

By WAM
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, DEWA, has launched Green Dubai, which includes three initiatives that will help make Dubai the smartest, happiest and most sustainable city in the world. The move supports DEWA’s efforts to empower customers to make sustainable decisions that contribute to protecting the environment and natural resources.

Atlantic Council Global Energy Forum returns to Abu Dhabi in 2019

By WAM
The third annual Atlantic Council Global Energy Forum will be held in Abu Dhabi on 12th and 13th January, 2019, again kicking off Abu Dhabi’s Sustainability Week.

Egyptian president starts tour of Bahrain, China, Uzbekistan

By WAM
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi embarks Thursday on a tour to Bahrain, China and Uzbekistan, Presidential Spokesman, Bassam Radi, said.

UN Seeks Probe into Saudi Bombing of Civilian Targets

Saudi Arabia, which has been accused of relentlessly bombing civilian targets in strife-torn Yemen and threatening executions of human rights activists, is fast gaining notoriety as a political outcast at the United Nations.

UAE attends nuclear disarmament conference in Astana

By WAM
Dr. Mohammed Ahmed bin Sultan Al Jaber, UAE Ambassador to Kazakhstan, today attended the opening ceremony of the International Conference of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organisation, CTBTO, titled "Remembering the Past, Looking to the Future".

Effective management of water resources in Arab World key to future growth and stability: WB-FAO

By WAM
Water scarcity in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region can either be a destabilizing factor or a motive that binds communities together, according to a new joint report from the United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Bank, with the difference determined by the policies adopted to cope with the growing challenge.

UNHCR launches “Back to school” campaign in support of displaced Syrian children

By WAM
The UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, has launched a digital campaign that aims to secure much-needed support for millions of displaced Syrian children, both inside Syria and in neighboring countries. The campaign, which comes at a time when students around the world are preparing for the new academic year, aims to help millions of school-aged Syrians access education and to go back to school.

Ministry of Climate Change, Etihad Energy Services to strengthen sustainability

By WAM
The UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, MOCCAE, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, on Sunday, with Etihad Energy Services Company, to bolster the principles of sustainability in the public and private sectors.

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