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    Ministry of Climate Change and Environment Signs MoU with Food Security Centre - Abu Dhabi

    Abu Dhabi - UAE, January 18, 2017:  The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MoCCAE) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Food Security Centre - Abu Dhabi on the promotion of food security in the United Arab Emirates. His Excellency Dr Thani Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, and HE Mohammed Ahmed Al Bawardi, Chairman of Food Security Center, Abu Dhabi, signed the agreement at the ministry’s pavilion on the sidelines of the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week.  The agreement is based on the Federal Government's Strategy and Abu Dhabi Government Vision 2030 and the keenness of both parties to strengthen strategic partnership and unification of joint efforts to activate the food security strategy. It also aims to support food supplies to the country, in order to enable all ......read more

    92% of millennials in the GCC believe climate change is a real threat to the world

    Dubai, 17th January 2017:  A Recent YouGov Study has found that millennials in the GCC are increasingly concerned about the effects of global warming on the climate and its damaging impact in the future.  YouGov invited millennials aged from 18 to 29 residing in the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and Saudi Arabia, to voice their opinions on climate change. The aim, to better understand how they perceive the connection between the climate and the job market, and above all to better identify their expectations regarding the stakeholders who are shaping today’s world, which they will inherit tomorrow. Global warming is seen as a problem for almost all respondents (92%), who also think that the environment is under a bigger threat today than 20 years ago (92%). Even with the majority of respondents ......read more

    EcoWASTE 2017 kicks-off eyeing the waste management sector development

    The event witnessed strong local and international participation H.E. Eisa Saif Al Qubaisi: “Tadweer’s ultimate objective is showcasing Abu Dhabi as the global capital of future energy and a leading destination for sustainability” Abu Dhabi, 17 January 2017:  The fourth edition of EcoWASTE 2017, a leading conference and exhibition on sustainable environment, was officially inaugurated today at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center. The event is being held as part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW), between the 16th and 19th of January 2017.  EcoWASTE 2017 is a platform which showcases the latest practices, solutions and technologies in the waste management sector. The event has attracted more than 48 local, regional and global exhibiting companies with an anticipated attendance of over ......read more

    Fifth Edition of World Government Summit to Run from February 12 to 14, 2017

    UN, World Bank, IMF, OECD among Top Participating International Organizations Dubai-UAE: 14 January, 2017:  The World Government Summit (WGS) has announced there will be 10 new developments on the agenda of its upcoming fifth edition, held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, from February 12-14, 2017. The leading global event will feature the first international gathering of experts on happiness under the title Global Dialogue for Happiness, as well as the Forum on Climate Change and Food Security, and an Arab Youth Forum.   His Excellency Mohammed Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs and the Future and Chairman of WGS, emphasized the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum to transform the ......read more

    Public launch of Dubai's Security Industry Regulatory Agency features in power-packed conference line-up at Intersec 2017

    SIRA Forum to outline new ‘Regulation of Security Industry Law’ governing frameworks, guidelines, and expectations Dubai, UAE, January 11, 2017:  The launch of Dubai’s Security Industry Regulatory Agency (SIRA) will feature in a full conference programme at Intersec 2017, where leading decision makers will discuss a new law governing the Emirate’s security industry framework, guidelines and expectations. The SIRA Forum takes place on 24 January at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, where Brigadier Khalifa Ibrahim Saleis, SIRA’s Director General, will provide an overview of the formation of the regulatory body and the issuance of the ‘Regulation of Security Industry Law’ in Dubai (Law No. 12 – 2016). Saleis said SIRA was formed by the Dubai Government ......read more

    Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation Spends Total Endowment Fund of AED49 Million in 2016

    Dubai-UAE: 10 January, 2017:  The Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) announced the expenditure of the entire amount of its five endowment funds estimated at AED49 million in 2016. AMAF’s endowment funds are categorized under Islamic affairs, social affairs, healthcare, education, and righteousness and piety.  The Islamic affairs endowment fund ranked first in expenditure - disbursing AED41.3 million during 2016, representing approximately 84 percent of the overall budget for the year. AMAF further designated a sum of AED4.4 million towards the causes of righteousness and piety (making up about nine percent of the total spend), followed by AED1.6 million (three percent) towards social affairs, AED1.3 million (three percent) towards healthcare, and AED700,000 (one percent) towards education.   His ......read more

    Green Hope's Visit to Sir Banyas Island

    Dubai, UAE, January 5, 2017:  With the global population exceeding 7 billion, our planet's flora and fauna are under severe threat due to over consumption and human encroachment. The destruction of natural habitats is one of the main causes in the decline of dependent ecosystems. Raising awareness of habitat conservation amongst civil society stakeholders is the only way to mitigate this threat. As future generations , young people are at risk of inheriting a barren planet and therefore the onus is upon us , children and youth , to get actively involved in the process of stakeholder engagement in raising awareness and bring about change. With this objective in mind , youth sustainability organisation Green Hope orgainsed a field trip to Sir Baniyas Island - which is UAE's main protected reserve with an amazing array of ......read more

    Launch of UAE Food Bank Initiative by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai

    Captain Al Shamisi: UAE Food Bank A Noble Initiative to Promote Universal Goodness Dubai, UAE, January 5, 2017:  Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, CEO of Abu Dhabi Ports, said: “The launch of the UAE Food Bank by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, continues the legacy established by the UAE’s founding father, late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, of serving humanity. This noble initiative further exemplifies the UAE’s commitment to driving sustainable standards of living for all, supporting philanthropic causes and engaging in humanitarian work. Moreover, the UAE Food Bank, in its endeavour to bring awareness to the value of ‘food’ will motivate governments to come together and alleviate global poverty. The UAE ......read more

    Record-Breaking Year for Abu Dhabi Convention Bureau

    Abu Dhabi now the fastest-growing destination in the Middle East for attracting annual conferences and associations Abu Dhabi, UAE – 4 January 2017:  Abu Dhabi Convention Bureau, a division of Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi), made significant strides in bids to host a number of key conferences in the coming years. In total, the Bureau successfully submitted successful applications along with partners and stakeholders to host 14 conferences which are expected to attract more than 35,000 delegates.  HE Saif Saeed Ghobash, Director General, TCA Abu Dhabi, said: “2016 was a record breaking year for Abu Dhabi Convention Bureau with the largest number of conference wins to date. These conferences have a highly beneficial economic impact on Abu Dhabi, bringing millions of dirhams of ......read more

    Statement of HE Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO of Empower on the 11th Anniversary of the Accession Day of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

    Statement of HE Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO of Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower) on the 11th Anniversary of the Accession Day of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister, and Ruler of Dubai, on January 4, 2017 Dubai, UAE, January 4, 2017:  Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower) would like to congratulate HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, on 11th Anniversary of his Accession Day. During this period, UAE and the Emirate of Dubai have joined the ranks of elite countries, in terms of building a sustainable, knowledge-based and diversified economy.  The footprint of His Highness is visible across diverse sectors, as the UAE continues to progress under the guidance of the wise ......read more

    2017 "Year of Giving" - Lush launches new AED 900,000 prize for social and environmental regeneration projects

    Introducing the Lush Spring Prize  A new AED 900,000 Prize for projects working on social and environmental regeneration Dubai, UAE, January 3, 2017:  Lush and Ethical Consumer Research Association have together launched the new Lush Spring Prize, an annual prize fund that aims to support projects around the world working towards environmental and social regeneration. They are looking to award over AED 900,000 (£200,000) to the project that contributes most significantly towards the cause.  The prize fund is fully in line with the UAE Vision 2021 National Agenda which focuses on ensuring sustainable development while preserving the environment.  It also aims to achieve equilibrium between economic and social development within the UAE. Lush’s MENA Director, Ziad Kaddoura says, “The Lush ......read more

    Department of eGovernment Unlocks the Technical Potential of Sharjah Police's Inmates With an ‘Arduino' Workshop

    Rehabilitation activity organised at the Correctional Institution Department – Sharjah Police  Sharjah, 29 December 2016:  More than a dozen inmates at the Punishment & Correctional Institution Department in Sharjah participated in a highly engaging and innovative technology workshop built around the Arduino programming system, recently organised by Sharjah Department of eGovernment (DeG) in collaboration with Sharjah Police G.H.Q.  An ‘out of the box’ rehabilitative activity designed and conducted by DeG’s experts, the ‘Arduino workshop’ introduced inmates to one of the most popular open-source microprocessor platforms, Arduino, which is distinguished for being simple yet powerful in creating dynamic projects in a variety of fields while igniting curiosity and ......read more

    Emirates Post's Ramool Sorting Centre has machines to auto-sort odd-size magazines

    Dubai, December 28, 2016:  Emirates Post Group’s Ramool Sorting Centre, which handles incoming and outgoing mail from across the UAE, has sorting machines that are capable of handling large or odd-size magazines and other printed publications. The region’s most advanced mail sorting centre continues to be a beehive of activity, driven by the increasing population of the UAE and a robust business sector. Magazines and brochures form a large component of the mail sorted at the Ramool Sorting Centre. Before the installation of the new machines, the large-size magazines had to be sorted manually. “Ramool Sorting Centre has been designed to cope with rising mail volumes, but it had the limitation of not being able to sort large-size magazines automatically,” said Acting CEO of EPG, Mr. Abdulla Alashram. ......read more

    Inspired By His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid "Arab Reading Challenge"

    AL MANHAL LAUNCHES Android Version of its ARABIC BOOKSTORE APP Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 27 Dec 2016:  As the leading Arabic electronic information provider, Al Manhal constantly strives to be a pioneer in the e-content movement. Priding itself on being the globe’s sole provider of full-text searchable Arabic academic databases, Al Manhal’s cutting-edge technology and innovative digital publishing workflow has enabled millions of students in over 500 universities to access thousands of eBooks, eJournals, eThesis, strategic reports and conference proceedings from the Middle East’s leading publishers and research institutes. In response to the growing demand by our customers from the Middle East, Asia, Europe and the USA, we are proud to announce the launch of our Arabic e-Bookstore App for Android devices. ......read more

    Dubai Customs launches new enhancements at DXB Airport, Terminal 2

    Dubai, UAE, 27th December 2016:  Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director of Dubai Customs has recently launched new expansions at passenger Operations Department at Dubai International Airport- Terminal 2. They included development of the CCTV room and the Baggage Handling System (BHS) room, plus revamping the staff lounge.  the Director of Dubai Customs toured concourses (1), (2), and (3) to view the services provided for passengers. He was accompanied by Abdullah Al Khaja, Executive Director of Customer Management Division at Dubai Customs, Mohammed Al Muaini, Director of Land Customs Centers Management, and Ibrahim Kamali, Director of Passenger Operations Department.   The new development included enhancements to the CCTV room which helps Dubai Customs’ officers analyse luggage and passengers and communicate with ......read more

    The UAE Research Program for Rain Enhancement Science Delegation Meets Leading Global Scientists during American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting

    Alya Al Mazroui: “The innovative research being carried out by many of the scientists we met could significantly compliment the original and creative ideas currently being explored through our program. We hope to receive even more high-quality submissions from the United States and beyond in our upcoming third cycle.” Abu Dhabi-UAE: 26 December 2016:  A delegation from the UAE Research Program for Rain Enhancement Science (UAEREP) led by Alya Al Mazroui, Manager of the program has concluded a series of highly productive meetings with leading global researchers and scientists at the American Geophysical Union’s (AGU) annual Fall Meeting held at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.  Held from December 12-17, the AGU Fall Meeting presented a valuable opportunity for the program delegation to connect with ......read more

    ADFD Ranks Second in UAE Foreign Aid Contributions for 2015, Registering AED2.7 Billion in Development Contributions

    His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi: UAE leadership ensured a society that champions global development and humanitarian assistance Abu Dhabi-UAE: 26 December, 2016:  Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), ranked second for UAE foreign aid contributions in 2015 according to a report titled 'UAE's Foreign Aid in 2015' by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MoFAIC). ADFD’s expenditure amounted to AED2.70 billion (US$736.73 million), other funds and charitable organisations contributed AED1.76 billion and the UAE government, ranked first, with 86.1% market share of total aid disbursed - AED27.84 billion (US$7.57 billion), bringing the cumulative total to AED32.3 billion (US$8.8 billion). Remarking on the results, His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi, Director General of Abu ......read more

    Dubai's non-oil foreign trade at AED 952 billion in first nine months of 2016

    Dubai, UAE, 24 December 2016:  Dubai saw a 11 per cent surge in the total volume of traded goods in the first nine months of 2016, rising as high as 70.82 million tons of commodities. Imports had the lion’s share at AED 594 billion (46.81 million tons and 12% increase), while exports and re-exports accounted for AED 109 billion (11.84 million tons and 8% increase) and AED 249 billion (12.17 million tons and 10.5% increase), respectively. This pushes the total value of Dubai’s trade up to AED 952 billion.  “To offset the impact of the general slowdown in world economy, lower commodity prices and the slump in oil prices, Dubai has wisely restructured and broadened its sources of revenue while taking considerable measures to stimulate growth in the affected sectors,” said DP World Group Chairman and CEO ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Ports launches its 3rd Annual Fire Safety and Emergency Preparedness campaign: “Fire is Everyone's Fight”

    Abu Dhabi-UAE: December 22, 2016 – Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of the Emirate's commercial and community ports as well as Khalifa Industrial Zone, held its 3rd Annual Fire, Safety and Emergency Preparedness Campaign over the past three days, in coordination with its strategic partners, Medeor Hospital, Firex, Concorde, OHSEC for Training and Consultant, CEC, Al Masood Company and Uruguay Company. Under the slogan “Fire is Everyone’s Fight”, the campaign has given all port users -including employees, contractors, warehouse users and tenants- the opportunity to learn about basic fire safety and potential fire hazards at workplace, home and their accommodation. They have been trained by professional Fire Officers in extinguishing a fire, using specialised fire extinguishing ......read more

    Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation Partners with Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor Foundation for Charity to Develop Residential and Commercial Building for Endowment

    Dubai-UAE: 22 December, 2016:  Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) in Dubai and the Khalaf Ahmed Al Habtour Foundation for Charity (KAHF) have lately signed an awqaf investment partnership contract to build a residential commercial building. Revenues from the building will be allocated to the Umom Al Kheir Bank, run by AMAF. KAHF will provide full funding for the project, estimated at AED8 million. His Excellency Tayeb Abdulrahman Al-Rais, Secretary General of AMAF, and Abdul Salam Mahmoud Al Marzouki, General Director of Khalaf Ahmed Al Habtour Foundation for Charity, signed the partnership contract in the presence of Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor, founder of KAHF and prominent UAE philanthropist, as well as senior representatives of both organizations. Al-Rais said: “Transcending caring for underprivileged ......read more

    Dubai Customs launches the Drug Smart Encyclopedia

    Dubai, UAE, December 21, 2016:   Dubai Customs recently launched the Drug Smart Encyclopaedia, the latest innovation by the Customs Training Centre at Dubai Customs, in cooperation with the Ministry of Interior, represented by the Federal Police School in Sharjah. The encyclopaedia is the first of its kind worldwide, and includes all types of drugs illustrated by information, images and videos, with examples of different types of seizures, drug prices and ways to tackle drug trafficking. Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director of Dubai Customs said the launching of the encyclopaedia comes within Dubai Customs’ efforts to maintain security and stability in society, and to spread awareness around how best to identify drugs and prevent their entry.  The new encyclopaedia will enable Dubai Customs officers at airports and ......read more

    Smart Dubai Government organizes workshop on Happiness Meter service as part of Dubai Service Excellence Scheme

    UAE, December 21, 2016 - The Smart Dubai Government Establishment (SDG), the technology arm of the Smart Dubai Office (SDO), has organised a training workshop on the Happiness Meter in collaboration with the Dubai Department of Economic Development’s (DED) Dubai Service Excellence Scheme (DSES) launched in 2002. The Happiness Meter was unveiled by H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, in October 2014 with the goal of making Dubai the world's happiest city. It is a metric to interactively measure the happiness of residents, visitors and tourists in the emirate on a daily basis. Subsequently developed by SDG and implemented under the supervision of Smart Dubai Office, the Happiness Meter is being deployed in customer service centres, websites, and other ......read more

    Tadweer organizes “Al Ain – random waste dumping free” campaign

    Abu Dhabi, 20 December 2016:  Tadweer – the Center of Waste Management – Abu Dhabi, in cooperation with Al Ain Municipality launched “Al Ain – random waste dumping free” campaign with the objective to limit random waste dumping.   Eng. Nayel Rashed Al Shamsi, Al Ain Branch Manager at Tadweer, said that this campaign was organized in line with Tadweer’s efforts to raise awareness amongst community members at Al Ain to underline the importance of maintaining a sustainable and healthy environment. Tadweer is working towards reducing random dumping across the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, which maintains the cleanness of its rural areas, farms and desert spaces by limiting the spread of public health pest control. The campaign targets all illegal waste dumpers, ranging from companies to ......read more

    MOCCAE Launches ‘Environment and Business Majlis'

    Underlines the Importance of Strengthening Partnership with the Private Sector to Achieve Strategic Objectives in the UAE, Dubai, UAE: December 18, 2016:  The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment launched the ‘Environment and Business Majlis’, aimed at boosting the private sector’s contribution and guided private companies to be aligned with the government’s environmental strategies and create new investment opportunities that involved the ministry and the private sector. The announcement came during MOCCAE’s 2nd business meeting with businessmen and representatives from leading national companies in the UAE today, where His Excellency Dr. Thani Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, stressed the importance of bolstering partnership between public and private sectors ......read more

    Mentions of Human Rights in Annual Reports Dips for the First Time in a Decade

    Study of FTSE100 reveals a worrying dip as proportion reporting on Human Rights falls from 97% in 2014 to 86% in 2015   Dubai, UAE, December 17, 2016:  Research undertaken by CIMA, the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, reveals that a decade’s worth of progress on human rights reporting across the FTSE100 was reversed this year with a 9% fall in the proportion of firms detailing the human rights actions they have undertaken in their annual reports. This raises worries that firms are failing to recognise the need to engage meaningfully with this issue – increasing risk and jeopardizing future success   The research, released to mark International Human Rights Day, finds the number of companies, talking about human rights had risen from less than a third in 2005, to 97 out of 100 in 2014 but then ......read more

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    Dubai Supreme Council of Energy along with DEWA Organise Workshop for Green Public Procurement

    Inspired by global best practices, common criteria launched to promote ‘green economy’ Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Dubai Supreme Council of Energy and its member entities in association with Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) organised a workshop marking the roll-out of common criteria for Green Public Procurement, including General Criteria as an overarching framework, and specific criteria for indoor lighting as the first product category being addressed. The workshop held on January 11th, under the patronage of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy (DSCE), was ......read more

    Dubai Carbon Projects Reduce Carbon Emissions Worth AED 5 million

    Three UN approved projects by the green economy enabler has reduced CO2 emissions by 419,500 tCO2 in 2016 Dubai, United Arab Emirates: In line with Dubai’s Carbon Abatement Strategy, UN approved CDM projects undertaken by the emirate has achieved an emissions reduction of 419,500 tCO2 in 2016. According to Dubai Carbon, the low-carbon economy enabler, the savings achieved is equal to AED 5,080,564 in monetary terms. This was attained through Dubai 13MW Photovoltaic Plant, DEWA Energy Efficient Chillers- TESTIAC, and Union Cement Company’s Waste Heat to Energy Plant. Dubai ......read more

    3rd Edition - GCC Waste Management & Recycling Forum Dubai 2017

    With Success of 1st & 2nd Editions of GCC Waste Management Forum, IMNBI have taken the responsibilities to continue supporting GCC Waste Management Subject by Planning for this 3rd Edition. Waste management is an important part of the urban infrastructure as it ensures the protection of the environment and of human health. It is not only a technical environmental issue, but also a highly political one. The impact of waste management on the environment has been widely recognized in the GCC Region. The Environmental contamination by trace and heavy metals through industrial wastes is one ......read more

    Smart Dubai Office and RIT Dubai Announces Launch of Corporate Happiness Program

    UAE, January 8, 2017 - The Smart Dubai Office and the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Dubai have signed a Memorandum of Understanding in the presence of Her Excellency Dr. Aisha Bin Bishr, Director General, Smart Dubai Office and Dr. Yousef Al Assaf, President, Rochester Institute of Technology Dubai RIT Dubai, to launch the Corporate Happiness Program. Offered in conjunction with renowned performance-management and consulting company Gallup, the program will educate senior professionals on the key concepts of happiness and provide them with the tools which will help bring the ......read more

    EEG successfully concludes ‘For our Emirates we plant' campaign

    UAE, December 27, 2016- Emirates Environmental Group (EEG), a professional working group devoted to protecting the environment through education, action programs and community involvement, successfully concluded the ‘For our Emirates we plant’ campaign recently at the emirate of Umm Al Quwain. The annual initiative aims to promote the value of environmental preservation amongst all sectors of UAE society. It has greatly influenced a significant portion of society to collect and deposit paper, plastic, mobile phones, toners, battery, aluminum cans and beverage cartons to help ......read more

    Dubai Courts launches ‘Rased' system to contribute to UAE's smart transformation efforts

    UAE, December 27, 2016 – Dubai Courts has launched ‘Rased,’ a judicial work indicator, as a major leap in its smart transformation efforts and a boost to its ongoing initiatives to achieve leadership in the judiciary sector. The smart technical system provides a unified tool to enhance corporate governance, effectively attain strategic goals, and promote high excellence in its main operations.  The move is in line with the Courts' commitment to strengthen public confidence in both domestic and international judicial system by bolstering the local judiciary's ......read more

    Emirates College for Management & Information highlights UAE's higher education growth path at Oxford Summit of Leaders 2016

    UAE, December 25, 2016- The UAE is increasingly gaining global importance as an ideal destination for investments in higher education as the Gulf nation gives top priority to education as a means to achieving economic success and development, said Prof. AbdulSattar A. Al-Alusi, President and CEO of Emirates College for Management & Information (ECMIT), during a presentation held recently at the Oxford Summit of Leaders 2016 in Oxford, United Kingdom.  ECMIT, a leading private higher educational institution based in Dubai, participated at the summit held under the theme ......read more

    Smart Dubai Government sponsors Jalal Bin Thaneya's journey to enter Guinness World Records

    UAE, December 20, 2016 - Under the sponsorship of Smart Dubai Government Establishment (SDG), Jalal Bin Thaneya, a UAE traveler, has set out to create a new record for the Guinness World Records in support of children with disabilities.  The move is a part of SDG’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) in line with its commitment towards the welfare of the community. Aside from providing smart services and apps to make customers happy, it includes support for humanitarian initiatives in order to extend happiness to all segments of the society.   Bin Thaneya begins his ......read more

    Dubai Courts announces establishment of independent Execution Court to improve efficiency of judicial system

    UAE, December 20, 2016 – Dubai Courts has announced the establishment of the Execution Court under Resolution No. (8) of 2016 issued by H.H. Sheikh Maktoum Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Judicial Council. The specialized court for execution cases is in line with efforts to improve the efficiency of the judicial system in order to maintain a secure community and ensure justice according to the wise development vision of Dubai. The move comes in response to the growing need for an independent court for addressing the increasing number of ......read more

    Masen Energy Lauded With Highest United Nations Environmental Accolade

    Dubai, UAE, December 17, 2016:  Masen, the Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy has been announced as a winner of the United Nation’s top environmental accolade, the Champions of the Earth award.  The award, in the Entrepreneurial Vision category, recognizes the organization’s leadership in advancing solar power, making solar energy affordable and demonstrating the utility of innovative approaches to green financing.  Head of UN Environment, Erik Solheim said, “MASEN’s achievements come at a time when bold, ambitious and innovative action to ......read more

    Addaera Research & Polls Centre presents findings of the first Public Awareness Survey on Human Trafficking held in the UAE by Dubai Police.

    The results of the survey were declared at a press conference organized by Dubai Police on 14th December 2016 at the Dubai Police Officer's Club. This is the first study of its kind in the UAE and the Middle East, paving the way for further research on the implications of human Trafficking crimes across multi community layers. The results featured the level of community awareness of human trafficking and how it affects perceptions within the community on the actual proliferation of this crime. It also highlighted the awareness of the pertinent laws on human trafficking and assessed the ......read more

    Supreme Legislation Committee highlights legislative audit standards to 17 government entities

    UAE, December 15, 2016 - The Supreme Legislation Committee in the Emirate of Dubai (SLC) hosted recently a panel discussion titled the ‘Legislative Audit Guidelines for Proper Implementation of the Legislation in force in the Emirate of Dubai.’ During the sessions, 17 participating local government entities gained valuable insights on the legislative audit. This includes the rules and measures for auditing the regulatory procedures followed by government entities to ensure the proper implementation of local legislation in Dubai, with a view to achieving the objectives for which it ......read more

    Global Summit of Women Speakers in Parliament 2016: Parliaments Should Provide Legislative Support to Ensure Gender Equity

    Leaders Note Enacting Legislative Quotas is Best Way to Ensure Women Empowerment Abu Dhabi-UAE: 15 December, 2016:  Parliaments should provide legislative support to ensure gender equity and women empowerment, reiterated experts during a panel discussion titled ‘Transforming Parliaments for a Better Future’ which took place today at the Global Summit of Women Speakers of Parliament (GSWS 2016). The panel also emphasised that legislative quotas are the fastest and most efficient way towards achieving this goal.  The eminent panel of experts included His ......read more

    PO Box holders advised to renew 2017 subscriptions before 31st January

    Dubai, December 15, 2016:  Emirates Post has urged all P.O. Box holders to renew their subscriptions for 2017 well before the deadline of January 31, 2017, in order to avoid last-minute rush and fines for late payment. Emirates Post Group has also reminded subscribers that the renewal can be done through multiple channels. The P.O. Boxes can be renewed at all post offices and through the Emirates Post Group’s website (www.epg.gov.ae), and through mobile app of EPG.  Those renewing at the post offices are required to produce their valid national ID card at the time of ......read more

    DFWAC double's Orange Campaign Success Stats this year.

    DFWAC’s ‘Orange’ campaign concluded with record engagement figures on December 10, The International Day of Human Rights Over 8,000 UAE residents learned about gender-based violence, 50% more compared to last year Online engagement doubled compared to last year  Increased funding from the corporate sector received will commission new campaigns on gender-based violence locally  UAE, Dubai, December 15 2016:  The Dubai Foundation for Women and Children (DFWAC) concluded a record-setting 16-days of activism, held in conjunction with The United ......read more

    Dubai Courts partners with Zajel for efficient, accurate and fast postal service delivery of documents

    UAE, December 14, 2016 – The Dubai Courts has entered into a strategic partnership with Zajel Courier Services for faster, more efficient and accurate postal service delivery of legal documents to its customers. The collaboration ensures one-day delivery period for Dubai Courts’ individuals, government and non-government customers living in Dubai and two days for those residing in other emirates. The agreement is in line with the Court’s commitment to make legal transactions easier, faster and simpler for higher customer satisfaction and happiness according to the ......read more

    HE Dr. Thani Alzeyoudi welcomes HE Ahmad Bin Shafar at Climate Change & Environment Ministry's headquarters in Dubai

    Empower CEO briefs UAE Minister Dr. Alzeyoudi on Empower’s plans in energy conservation and environmental protection Dubai, UAE, 13 December 2016:  HE Ahmad bin Shafar, CEO of Empower, met HE Dr. Thani Ahmed Alzeyoudi, UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment at the ministry’s headquarters in Dubai, and briefed him on latest projects carried out by Empower in the field of district cooling. HE Ahmad bin Shafar stressed the importance of district cooling as part of fighting climate change as it provides environmentally friendly cooling solutions. The two officials ......read more

    Dubai Customs bags 3 awards from Ideas UK 2016

    Dubai, UAE, December 12, 2016:   For the seventh time, Dubai Customs (DC) has received one of the most prestigious awards from Ideas UK Association which is the Platinum Accreditation, scoring 100% for the fourth year in a raw. “The Android Inspector” idea, developed by Dubai Customs, won the idea of the year 2016. Additionally, the Elderly & VIP Clearance Buggy won the 2016 customer service category award.   All these innovations aim at reducing time and effort. Android Inspector, for example, is a smart robot that is capable of doing inspection tasks and ......read more

    Al Noor Training Centre gears up for bigger and vibrant Fun Fair 2017

    Al Noor – Samsung Hope for Children Family Fun Fair 2017 invites community and corporates across the UAE to be part of the event happening on February 24, 2017.  Dubai, 12th December 2016, UAE:  Throughout the years, Al Noor Training Centre for Persons with Disabilities has been a beacon of joy not only for its students but also for its community. The institution has been organizing the biggest and the most vibrant fair annually sparking excitement amongst residents and visitors in the UAE. Witnessing the happiness that the occasion brings to each participant has become the ......read more

    Supreme Legislation Committee to hold panel discussion with representatives from Dubai Government entities on guidelines for proper implementation of legislation

    UAE, December 12, 2016 - The Supreme Legislation Committee in the Emirate of Dubai (SLC) has invited representatives from 17 local government entities to participate in a panel discussion titled ‘Legislative Audit Guidelines for Proper Implementation of the Legislation in force in the Emirate of Dubai,’ slated for December 14, 2016. This initiative is part of SLC’s efforts to ensure that the legislation in force are properly understood and implemented by various government entities, with the ultimate objective of creating a distinguished legal environment.  The ......read more

    Arab Thought Foundation to hold FIKR15 conference in Abu Dhabi under Presidential patronage

    The conference is being held December 12-14  and will discuss UAE and GCC experiences 12 December, Abu Dhabi, UAE:  Under the patronage of HH Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, and in collaboration with the Arab League Secretary General, the Arab Thought Foundation (ATF) will hold its annual FIKR15 conference in Abu Dhabi. The event will take place at St Regis Saadiyat on December 12 – 14. Coinciding with the 35th anniversary of the GCC’s founding and the 45th anniversary of the UAE’s establishment, FIKR15 is titled “Arab ......read more

    Abu Dhabi to Host Global Summit of Women Speakers of Parliament

    Held under the patronage of her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak  Co-hosted by the UAE Federal National Council and the Inter-parliamentary Union at Emirates Palace, Abu-Dhabi  The UAE Federal National Council, the parliamentary body of the United Arab Emirates, and the Inter-parliamentary Union will co-host the Global Summit of Women Speakers of Parliament, the largest assembly of women speakers in the world The summit will convene under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak, President of the General Women’s Union (GWU), Supreme President of ......read more

    Ban Ki-moon: “Corruption is a strangling root that reaches deep into all our societies. No country is immune.”

    Global Innovators in Anti-Corruption Practices Recognised at Inaugural Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani Anti-Corruption Excellence Awards Dubai, UAE, December 12, 2016:  Today in Vienna, organisations, individuals and groups from Europe, Asia, Central and South America and Africa, were recognised at the inaugural Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani Anti-Corruption Excellence Awards. To coincide with International Anti-Corruption Day, the winners were presented their awards by the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Emir of Qatar. ......read more

    AccessAbilities Expo committed to facilitate inclusion, empowerment of the disabled

    UN International Day for Persons with Disabilities celebrated on December 3 Dubai, December 8, 2016:  On the occasion of the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities, commemorated on December 3 every year, AccessAbilities Expo reiterated its commitment to contributing to the UAE’s vision of becoming the world’s most disabled-friendly nation and empowering the disabled.  The UAE is a member of the Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities, one of the most quickly and widely ratified international treaties by the United Nations. ......read more

    High profile amputees jet in to take on the Spinney's Dubai 92 cycle challenge

    Dubai, UAE, December 7, 2016:  Quadruple amputee Corinne Hutton, the founder of the charity, Finding Your Feet, is looking to round up a team of 92 cyclists to join her and Gold-winning Paralympian, Jon-Allan Butterworth and rugby legend Peter Winterbottom (England and British & Irish Lions) to participate in the Spinney’s 92km cycle challenge in Dubai. The Finding Your Feet team, named, The Prosthetic Pedallers, will be raising money locally for the Al Jalila Foundation, which supports medical research and education and recently opened the Al Jalila Children’s ......read more

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