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24 Oct 2018 description
report UN General Assembly



Lasting Stability Never Comes with Repression, Special Rapporteur Says, Describing ‘Sad Fate’ of Freedom of Expression in Belarus

11 Aug 2014 description

The United Arab Emirates offers AED 150 million for the reconstruction of Gaza

The UAE Red Crescent Authority has signed a cooperation agreement with UNRWA on the reconstruction of GAZA strip at an overall cost of AED 150 million (nearly US$ 41 million). The project includes the reconstruction of houses and health, education and service institutions which were damaged during the latest events (Etihad, 22 July 2014).

The UAE supports the Palestinian refugees in Syria with AED 55 million in cooperation with UNRWA

31 Jul 2014 description
report UN Security Council


Security Council
7231st Meeting (PM)

Although the Security Council should be commended for overcoming divisions and adopting important measures in the face of several grave international crises, it remained clear that Council members were once again unable or unwilling to use their influence to find sustainable political solutions, the representative of Rwanda, Council President, told the 15-member body today.

24 Apr 2013 description

The Higher Committee of Foreign aid at the Red Crescent Authority has allocated Dh 4.027 million to carry out developmental projects in a number of countries.

The assistance will cover health, education and social services sectors in addition to the provision of water supplies in areas which suffer from shortage of this vital service.

These projects will be carried out in a number of countries, including Palestine, Yemen, Somalia, Sudan, Jordan and Pakistan, Senegal, Bosnia, Uganda, Benin, Thailand, Chad, in addition to Ghana, Lebanon, Libya and Mauritania.

04 Feb 2013 description

GENEVA, February 4 (UNHCR) – Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, wife of the ruler of Sharjah, has been helping Palestinian refugees for several years. More recently, she has become a valued supporter of UNHCR, which has a mandate to provide protection and assistance to more than 10 million refugees around the world. She has specifically provided funding to provide health care for displaced Somali women. She recently visited UNHCR's headquarters building in Geneva to meet High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres and other senior UNHCR staff.

13 Nov 2012 description
report European Union

Cairo, Arab Republic of Egypt

13 ovember 2012

The Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the European Union and of the League of Arab States, meeting on the occasion of the second ministerial conference between the European Union and the League of Arab States in Cairo on 13 November 2012, at the invitation of HE Catherine Ashton, European Union High Representative, HE Dr. Nabil Elaraby, Secretary General of the League of Arab States, and HE Dr. Adnan Mansour, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants of Lebanon;

13 Feb 2012 description
report African Union

Eighteenth Ordinary Session
29 – 30 January 2012
Addis Ababa, ETHIOPIA


16 Dec 2011 description

The amount of assistance presented and pledged by the UAE government and other humanitarian and development institutions in the country during 2010-2011, is estimated to be around two billion dollars donated as grants and loans for humanitarian and development projects in different parts of the world, where it contributed to the financing of a wide scope of projects , such as shelters for the displaced, providing food, digging wells, conflict resolution, building dams, highways , schools and hospitals.

24 Sep 2011 description
report UN General Assembly


Sixty-sixth General Assembly
19th, 20th & 21st Meetings (AM, PM & Night)

Peace Can Only Come through Negotiations, Responds Israel’s Prime Minister, Offering ‘Straightforward Discussion’

Declaring “this is the moment of truth, our people are waiting to hear the answer of the world,” Mahmoud Abbas, President of the Palestinian Authority, presented an application for United Nations membership before a packed hall today as the General Assembly continued its general debate.

01 Sep 2011 description
report IRIN

RAMALLAH, 1 September 2011 (IRIN) - West Bank trade remains largely isolated from global markets due to restrictions imposed on the movement of goods to, from, and within the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), according to a July 2011 study [ http://www.unctad.org/en/docs/tdb58d4_en.pdf ] by the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).

Constraints on imports and exports inflate prices for Palestinian businesses and consumers, apparent as families struggle to buy gifts during the Eid post-Ramadan holiday.

12 Jan 2011 description
report Yemen Times

Yemen Times Reporter


SANA'A, Jan. 12 - Various refugee committees in Yemen met during a two-day meeting that ended yesterday to create an overall forum to establish and enhance links.

The meeting was hosted by International Relief and Development (IRD) in Sana'a and included representatives from the Somali, Ethiopian, Eritrean and Iraqi refugee communities from Kharaz Refugee Camp, Aden, Taiz, Mukalla, Hodeida and Sana'a.

They were also joined by a member of Yemen's Palestinian community.

27 Mar 2010 description
report UN News Service

27 March 2010 - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on leaders gathered at the Arab League Summit in Libya to support indirect negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians with a common aim of resolving all final issues within 24 months.

"There is no alternative to negotiations for a two-State solution," the Secretary-General said today in his address in the city of Sirte.

"I am aware that regional confidence in the Israeli Government is very low, but there is no alternative to getting the parties to the negotiating table and testing their commitment," he …

26 Mar 2010 description

On the eve of the League of Arab States (LAS) summit, to be held on 27 March in Sirte, Libya, Amnesty International calls on the member states of the LAS to ensure that they make respect for human rights and international humanitarian law a cornerstone of their deliberations while addressing the conflicts afflicting the region. These principles should be equally applied in any efforts to address the conflicts in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories, Sudan, Somalia and Yemen.

02 Oct 2009 description
report Human Rights Watch

Council Condemns Honduras Violations; Calls for Release of Burma's Political Prisoners

(Geneva, October 2, 2009) - The UN Human Rights Council concluded its session with mixed results, Human Rights Watch said today.

19 Aug 2009 description
report Human Rights Watch

Maite Nkoana-Mashabane
Minister of International Relations and Cooperation
Republic of South Africa

Fredrik Reinfeldt
Foreign Minister

15 Jul 2009 description


Following is the text of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's speech to the High-Level Segment of the Fifteenth Non-Aligned Movement Summit, in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, today, 15 July:

I am extremely honoured to join you for this important Summit. President [Hosni] Mubarak has shown great international leadership over the years.

21 May 2009 description

LOCATION Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies
SPEAKER Foreign Secretary, David Miliband