14:34 uur 24-05-2016

IHC vertegenwoordigt VAE op World Humanitarian Summit van VN in Istanbul

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates–(BUSINESS WIRE)– De International Humanitarian City (IHC) van Dubai vertegenwoordigde de Verenigde Arabische Emiraten op ‘s werelds eerste World Humanitarian Summit (WHS), die gisteren is begonnen in Istanbul. WHS is een mondiale roep om actie van de secretaris-generaal van de Verenigde Naties, Ban Ki-Moon. Het evenement brengt meer dan honderd eenheden, wereldleiders, hulporganisaties, het maatschappelijk veld, humanitaire organisaties, de private sector en andere partners bijeen om hun solidariteit met door rampen getroffen mensen te onderstrepen en hun collectieve inzet voor humanitaire hulp duidelijk te maken.

De deelname van de VAE toont aan dat het land zich inzet voor humanitaire hulp en het vinden van duurzame oplossingen van de humanitaire problemen van nu. Als organisatie met een kritische rol binnen de Verenigde Naties is IHC er trots op de VAE te vertegenwoordigen op de top. Hier bleek de toewijding van het land aan innovatie en samenwerking als centrale aspecten van toekomstige humanitaire werkwijzes – thema’s die centraal staan binnen de IHC als ‘s werelds grootste humanitaire hub.


IHC Represents the UAE at the UN World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, Turkey


DUBAI, United Arab Emirates–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Dubai’s International Humanitarian City (IHC) represented the United Arab Emirates (UAE) at the first World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) in Istanbul, Turkey, which commenced yesterday. WHS is a global call to action by Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-Moon and will bring together more than 100 governments, world leaders, aid organizations, civil society, humanitarian organizations, the private sector and other partners to reaffirm solidarity with people affected by crises, to reduce human suffering and to assert their collective commitment to humanity.

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HE Moosa Al Hashemi IHC CEO and HE Maitha Al-Shamsi at IHC stand during the World Humanitarian Summi ... HE Moosa Al Hashemi IHC CEO and HE Maitha Al-Shamsi at IHC stand during the World Humanitarian Summit (Photo: ME NewsWire)

The UAE’s participation at the World Humanitarian Summit reflects its commitment and active role in humanitarian aid efforts and in finding sustainable solutions to today’s humanitarian challenges. As a member organisation with a critical role in the United Nations, the IHC takes great pride in representing the UAE at the Summit, which has highlighted the country’s commitment towards innovation and partnership as central aspects of future humanitarian practices – themes that are at the centre of IHC’s mandate as the world’s largest humanitarian hub.

These commitments were presented during the Summit’s high-level roundtable sessions, where HE Moosa Al Hashemi, IHC CEO stated that: “The United Arab Emirates is committed to implementing our ‘Agenda for Humanity’ to ensure a prosperous future for all mankind.” He added: “IHC is keen to prioritize innovation, partnerships and preparedness, which are principles that also resonate with the UAE’s Dubai Plan 2021 and our own Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and come at a critical time in response to the increasingly challenging humanitarian landscape.”

HE Al Hashemi further underlined that IHC is committed to ensuring that policy perspectives and their implementation are tackled and initiated beyond the WHS, therefore furthering its agenda, as well as that of IHC. To this end, he announced its pledges at the Summit on behalf of the UAE to present the humanitarian world with the upcoming World Humanitarian Forum (WHF), a platform that is taking place in Dubai, in December 2016, under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. This Forum will bring various players to Dubai biennial to continue the work of the World Humanitarian Summit and the UAE’s commitments to sustainable humanitarian practices.

The first cycle of Dubai’s WHF will focus on sustainable partnerships under the theme: “From Global Challenges to Grand Opportunities: Quantum Leaps in Private Sector Engagement” and tackle issues of humanitarian concern, including our readiness for natural disasters and climate change.

He concluded: “We believe that sustainable practices are central to ensuring a safer, more stable world and that responsibility should be shared with other stakeholders such as governments, the private sector, the scientific community and NGOs, making partnership an important tool for tackling humanitarian challenges.”

*Source: ME NewsWire


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