The UAE has identified the main objectives that the UAE delegation will focus on at the 74th session of the UN General Assembly in New York.
The UAE announced that it will continue its efforts to urge the UN member states to face the most pressing challenges related to stability and security in the region. In a press briefing earlier today at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation in Abu Dhabi, the UAE reiterated its commitment and support to United Nations-led initiatives. United Nations and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, to build a more peaceful and tolerant world.
HH Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, will lead the largest UAE delegation to the UN General Assembly.
The general debate of the UN General Assembly is the week-long annual gathering of world leaders at UN headquarters in New York to consult on global issues.
Hind Mana Al Otaiba, Director of Strategic Liaison at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, commented on the UAE's participation: “The UAE will go to New York as a firm and responsible advocate for regional peace and security, as a strong opponent against extremism and hatred, and as an actor promoting human development and protection. the society.
"The UAE is not working alone. One of our most important goals during the General Assembly is to strengthen multilateral cooperation and the role of international organizations such as the United Nations."
Speaking about the UAE's political approach, Al-Otaiba reiterated that the UAE supports diplomatic efforts that seek to resolve conflicts rather than merely manage them.Al-Otaiba reiterated the UAE's continued support for the diplomatic efforts of UN Special Envoy Martin Griffiths in Yemen. The UAE continues to reduce its military forces in the country.
She pointed out that the UAE will continue to fulfill its commitment to provide assistance to the Yemeni people for this year, making it one of the most important countries providing humanitarian aid and development assistance in Yemen.
The UAE will continue to play a leading role in climate and sustainability issues at the General Assembly.In June, the UAE hosted UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in Abu Dhabi at a preparatory conference for the UN Climate Summit to be held on 23 September.
The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) is headquartered in the United Arab Emirates, a United Nations agency that coordinates global efforts to promote and support the transition to sustainable energy.
On the other hand, the delegation will address the issue of women's empowerment, and will call on the UAE to take into account women and girls in the design and implementation of UN-led development projects. The second round of this program is scheduled to start in 2020, with the participation of women from Asia and Africa.
During the event, the UAE delegation will also highlight tolerance and interfaith dialogue as a key element of the UAE's foreign policy and approach to regional stability. Emirati initiatives such as the Hedaya Center, the Council of Muslim Elders and the Abrahamic Family House emphasize the rejection of Extremism and sectarianism in all its forms and reflect the desire of the state to promote harmony between religions.
The UAE celebrates the Year of Tolerance in 2019 and in February welcomed the visit of His Holiness Pope Francis, who was joined by Al-Azhar Grand Imam, Dr. Ahmed El-Tayeb, in signing the Declaration of the Humanitarian Brotherhood for World Peace and Coexistence, which reaffirms the values Tolerance and interfaith peace.
The UAE delegation will be received by the UAE Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations Lana Zaki Nusseibeh. The delegation will include: Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Dr. Anwar bin Mohammed Gargash, Minister of State for International Cooperation Reem bint Ibrahim Al Hashimi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment Dr. Thani Ahmed Al Zeyoudi and Minister of Development Hessa bint Issa Bu Humaid, Minister of State Dr. Sultan bin Ahmed Al Jaber, Minister of State for Happiness and Quality of Life Ohood bint Khalfan Al Roumi, Minister of State for Youth Affairs Shamma bint Suhail bin Faris Al Mazroui, Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence Omar bin Sultan Al Ulama Ahmed bin Ali Mohammed Al Sayegh, UAE Ambassador to the United States Yusuf Mana Al Otaiba, Secretary General of the Council of Muslim Elders Dr. Ali Al Nuaimi, Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation for Human Rights and International Law Ahmed Al Jarman, Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation for Political Affairs Khalifa Shaheen Al Marar Sultan Al Shamsi, Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation for International Organizations Affairs Yaqoub Al Hosani and Assistant Minister for Cultural Affairs Omar Ghobash.