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Dubai Customs' Consultative Council discusses means of boosting cooperation in 2018

Dubai – 11 December 2017:  Chaired by Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director of Dubai Customs (DC), Chairman of Dubai Customs’ Consultative Council, the Council’s third meeting in 2017 convened recently and was attended by heads of business and trade groups, members of the Council. Boosting cooperation and partnership between DC and business and trade groups in Dubai was one of the main items on the meeting’s agenda. The meeting also discussed the initiatives suggested by clients to contribute to the development of services and customs facilitation efforts, as well as the participation of business groups, corporates, and clients in the Customs Week, due to be held in January next year. The meeting was attended by Juma Al Ghaith, Executive Director of Customs Development Division and vice chairman of the Council, ......read more

Food Security Center Abu Dhabi to Examine Ways of Enhancing Regional Food Security in View of Ongoing Developments in Middle East

Abu Dhabi-UAE: 10 December 2017 –  The Food Security Center - Abu Dhabi (FSCAD) is set to discuss ways of enhancing food security in the context of the current regional developments as part of the Abu Dhabi Food Security Roundtables, to be held on the sidelines of 8th edition of SIAL Middle East. Set to kick off on December 12, 2017 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), the expert-led sessions will draw the participation of senior government officials, CEOs, and specialists in food security and explore potential partnership opportunities between the government and private sectors to achieve the region’s food security goals. His Excellency Khalifa Al Ali, Managing Director of FSCAD, said: "In convening the annual Abu Dhabi Food Security Roundtables, FSCAD seeks to reiterate the importance of ......read more

Hitachi & Eros Group to Donate Air Purifiers as part of its CSR programme

United Arab Emirates, Dubai, 10th December 2017:  Eros Group, the leading distributor of world renowned brands in the UAE, in partnership with one of their leading brands Hitachi has outlined a donation of air purifiers to institutions that support children with special needs.  The company’s CSR initiative is aimed at creating awareness about the health hazards of indoor air pollution especially on the health of children. Using air purifiers not only helps in purifying the air that circulates internally, it also helps in reducing triggers such as pet dander (flakes of skin), mold spores, dust and tobacco smoke particles. “Hitachi's global vision is to contribute to the society through the development of superior original technology and products and our corporate and social responsibility (CSR) ......read more

Emirates Post Group Issues “Sheikh Zayed Heritage Festival” Commemorative Stamps

Dubai, UAE, December 10, 2017:  Emirates Post Group (EPG) has issued commemorative stamps for Sheikh Zayed Heritage Festival that is held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, and as per the directives of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, with the follow up of HH Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs. Giving the festival the “Zayed” name is recognition of the pivotal role of the late founding father Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan in preserving the history of the UAE and the nation sources of pride for next generations in the future. The festival celebrates the cultural heritage of UAE, highlights the rich diversity of local ......read more

UAE Marks Effective Global Engagement at 3rd UN General Assembly in Nairobi

UAE Delegation Highlights Achievements in Global Environmental and Sustainability Issues  Dubai, UAE, 09 December, 2017 –  The UAE delegation wrapped up its participation in the third session of the United Nations General Assembly for Environment (UNEA-3) in Nairobi, held from 4 to 6 December under the theme of "Towards A Pollution Fee Planet".   The UNEA is one of the most important environmental events in the world. Representatives from more than 180 UN member states, hundreds of key decision makers in various environmental fields, businessmen and representatives of international governmental organizations and civil society have participated in the event. The UAE delegation included Dr Saad Al-Numeiri, Advisor to the Minister of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE), Dr Mohammed ......read more

The du Youth Council Holds a Volunteering Day at Al Ain Zoo with People of Determination

In line with the International Day for Persons with Disabilities, the du Youth council held an enriching day at the Al Ain Zoo for children from the Zayed Higher Organisation for Humanitarian Care and Special Needs Dubai, UAE, 07 December, 2017:  In light of International Day for Persons with Disabilities, the du Youth Council organised an volunteering activity exclusive for the youth at du at Al Ain Zoo with people of determination, from the Zayed Higher Organisation for Humanitarian Care and Special Needs. The children were given a tour around the zoo, and were able to visit the cinema at the Sheikh Zayed Desert Learning Centre. Throughout the day, the du Youth Council volunteers had the opportunity to engage with the children, and partake in activities that were enriching for all.  The entry for the volunteers and ......read more

Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, Global Green Growth Institute and Korean Embassy Bring UAE Youth Together for Climate Change Adaptation Workshop

Dubai-UAE: December 6, 2017 –  The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE), in cooperation with the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and the Embassy of the Republic of Korea, held a youth workshop at the Youth Hub in Dubai to discuss topics of climate change adaptation and how young people can get involved. Set against the backdrop of the Youth Climate Mentorship Program launched during COP23 in Bonn, Germany, the workshop brought together 40 students and young professionals with climate change experts from the UAE and the Republic of Korea, who shared insights on local and international practices on adaptation and interacted with audience members. In the face of global climate change and resource scarcity, the UAE government has begun the transition to an environmentally, economically and socially ......read more

Green Hope on Former US Vice President Al Gore's 24 Hours of Climate Reality telecast

Dubai, UAE, December 6, 2017:  Green Hope just featured in Former US Vice President Al Gore's "24 Hours of Reality: Be the Voice of Reality" global telecast which is running live from New York since last evening.

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Massive Economic Losses another Consequence of Violence against Women

Women’s Economic Empowerment Global Forum hears the cost of violence is more than physical and psychological Sharjah, December 5, 2017:  Delegates at the Women’s Economic Empowerment Global Summit, organised by NAMA Women Advancement Establishment, being held in Sharjah, have heard that the prevalence of violence against women is having a devastating effect on economies as well as the horrific trauma suffered by victims and families. Figures quoted in a panel titled ‘The Cost of Violence in Women’s Economic Participation’, said that half of women in the United States had been subjected to violence and one in three were victims of violence from an intimate partner. For many women in work, those attacks resulted in an average of five days away from their jobs, meaning that over the course ......read more

Mohamad Al Jounde from Syria wins International Children's Peace Prize 2017

Dubai, UAE, December 5, 2017:  Sixteen-year-old Mohamad Al Jounde from Syria has won the International Children’s Peace Prize. In the Hall of Knights in The Hague Mohamad received the award for his tireless efforts to ensure the rights of Syrian refugee children. In the presence of media outlets from all over the world and several prominent guests, such as His Royal Highness Prince Ali bin al-Hussein of Jordan and a large number of foreign ambassadors, the award was handed out by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and Children’s Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai. Mohamad, himself a refugee as a consequence of the Syrian civil war, has amongst other things built a school in a Lebanese refugee camp. The International Children’s Peace Prize is an initiative of KidsRights, the foundation committed to defending ......read more

The Fred Hollows Foundation Aims to Reduce Blindness in Region With New Dubai Hub

International development organisation The Fred Hollows Foundation opens new regional office in the International Humanitarian City (IHC), Dubai 15 million people suffer from blindness in the Middle East and South Asia; the majority of these could easily be treated  Dubai, UAE, December 4, 2017:  The Fred Hollows Foundation, an international development organisation that works to eliminate avoidable blindness in more than 25 countries around the world, has announced the opening of a new regional office in International Humanitarian City (IHC), Dubai.    The Honourable John Brumby AO, Chairman of The Foundation, made the announcement with CEO of International Humanitarian City, Giuseppe Saba.   “This new regional base in IHC will help accelerate our efforts to treat some of the millions ......read more

Phumzile: UN Women uses rigorous methods to monitor and evaluate its programmes

Special Interview: Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director, UN Women - Women’s Economic Empowerment Global Summit   “The partnership propel ongoing efforts on women’s economic empowerment, one of UN Women’s key priorities and an integral part of the globally agreed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)”   “Currently, only 11% of architecture and engineering jobs worldwide are filled by women, and about 23% of jobs in computing and mathematics are taken up by them. Globally, women hold only 28% of science and engineering jobs.”   Sharjah, December 03, 2017:   In the wake of the upcoming Women’s Economic Empowerment Global Summit (WEEGS) to be held on 4th and 5th of December at Expo Centre Sharjah, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director, UN ......read more

More Than 6,000 Bears Donated to Toys With Wings & Emirates Red Crescent for Novo Cinemas' ‘Share a Bear' School Challenge

UAE school children were encouraged to donate new or gently loved teddy bears in celebration of the release of PADDINGTON 2 Class 2B of Dubai British School donated the most bears at 317, winning a private screening of the film at Novo Cinemas, Dubai Festival City Mall The teddy bears will be distributed by Toys with Wings to less fortunate children around the world 3rd December 2017, Dubai:  Thousands of teddy bears will find new, loving homes with less fortunate children around the world thanks to the generosity of youngsters in Dubai.   More than 6,000 new or gently loved cuddly toys were donated to the ‘Share a Bear' School Challenge, which was spearheaded by Novo Cinemas to celebrate the release of the new PADDINGTON 2 movie on 30th November.   Youngsters from schools across Dubai ......read more

SENAAT hosts traditional festivities to celebrate the UAE's 46th National Day

Abu Dhabi – UAE, December 3, 2017:  Senaat (“Senaat” or “the Group”), owned by the government of Abu Dhabi, one of the largest industrial investment holding companies in the UAE, today joined nationwide celebrations for the UAE’s 46th National Day. All employees gathered for a show of solidarity to honour the spirit of the union and celebrate the nation’s 46 years of commendable success, engaging with traditional craftsmen and folklore performers for a refreshing journey through the UAE’s rich culture and heritage. They also participated in quiz competition to enlighten their knowledge about the country’s insightful history and its major achievements. Addressing the employees on the occasion, H.E. Eng. Jamal Salem Al Dhaheri, CEO of Senaat said: “I would like to ......read more

Dubai Customs reaffirms efforts to combat counterfeit goods with Japanese partners

Dubai, UAE, December 3, 2017:  Within its efforts to boost UAE trade and enhance protection of trademarks through combating counterfeited products, Dubai Customs’ IPR Department took part in workshop organized in Dubai by the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry in coordination with Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO).   In the note he delivered during the event, Yousef Ozair Mubarak, Director of IPR Department said: “The UAE takes protecting intellectual property issue very seriously in order to help individuals and corporates utilize their efforts and innovate and develop their ideas in a clean competitive atmosphere. By doing so we are following the directives of our wide leadership and the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister ......read more

Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation, Family Village Celebrate 46th UAE National Day

Dubai, UAE, December 3, 2017:  Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) and its Family Village, celebrated the 46th  UAE National Day with traditional flair and a host of entertainment, artistic and cultural activities that reflected the UAE’s heritage and the spirit of the union. The celebration drew the participation of AMAF’s employees of all ranks and their families, minors and orphans under AMAF’s care. Speaking on the occasion, His Excellency Tayeb Al-Rais, Secretary General of AMAF, congratulated the UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. He also extended his best wishes to Their Highnesses the Supreme Council Members and Rulers of the Emirates, as well ......read more

Dubai Customs wins at UAE Ideas 2017

Dubai – 29 November 2017:  Dubai Customs won the Innovation Shield at the 6th UAE Ideas Conference & Award 2017 which was held on 19th November 2017 at Grand Hyat Hotel in Dubai under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of the Dubai Airports, Chairman and Chief Executive of the Emirates Airline & Group and the Honorary Patron of Dubai Quality Group.  Dubai Customs received this accolade on its Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) pogram under (Marketing and UAE external representation) category. The AEO program is a federal program that connects the UAE with the rest of the world in terms of trade and customs. It recognizes traders as trusted operators and provides them with exclusive benefits.  H.E. Engr. Sheikh Salem bin Sultan ......read more

Sharjah Chamber organizes a trade mission to Kenya and Uganda

Sharjah, 28 November, 2017:  Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry will organize a trade mission to Kenya and Uganda from the 3rd to the 9th of December, in cooperation with Department of Economic Development Abu Dhabi and Saudi Exports Development Authority, aims to strengthen economic relations, raise the rate of trade exchange and establish new and promising investment partnerships with both countries. The Chamber seeks through this trade mission, which is headed by HE Abdullah Sultan Al Owais, Chairman of Sharjah Chamber, to support the business communities in the UAE and Saudi Arabia to promote exports of their products, discover new markets that will extend their businesses in Africa and create viable investment partnerships.  This mission includes more than fifty businessmen and investors from both UAE and Saudi ......read more

Dubai Customs signs agreement to provide IT expertise to Dubai Municipality

Dubai – 27 November 2017:  In fulfilment of Smart Dubai initiative launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai and to enhance ties amongst government departments of Dubai, Dubai Customs signed a cooperation agreement with Dubai Municipality which will see it provide the Municipality with methodology and mechanisms adopted at Dubai Customs’ IT Department. This serves the trend of turning Dubai into the happiest and smartest city in the world. The offering includes processes, models, designs, and practices. The agreement was signed by Juma Al Ghaith, Executive Director of Customs Development Division at Dubai Customs and Ahmed Obeid Al Falasi, Assistant Director-General for Corporate Support Sector at Dubai Municipality.  Juma Al Ghaith ......read more

Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation Hands over AED400,000 to Mohammed Bin Rashid Housing Establishment

Dubai-UAE: 27 November 2017:  Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) has donated an amount of AED400,000 to the Mohammed Bin Rashid Housing Establishment to help provide affordable housing solutions for the needy.  His Excellency Tayeb Al-Rais, Secretary General of AMAF, handed over the cheque to Mohammed Humaid Al Marri, Assistant Chief Executive Officer of Finance and Corporate Support at the Mohammed Bin Rashid Housing Establishment at AMAF’s headquarters in Dubai. The donation primarily falls within the purview of a Memorandum of Understanding signed between AMAF and the Mohammed Bin Rashid Housing Establishment in 2015. The agreement mandates the exchange of electronic databases, enabling access to data and information for the mutual benefit of clients. In addition, it seeks to achieve integration between ......read more

Dubai Customs launches IPR Award 2017-2018 in cooperation with the Ministry of Education

Dubai – 26 Nov 2017:   Dubai Customs, in cooperation with the Ministry of education, has launched the 10th edition of its IP Award for Schools and Universities 2017-2018, in line with its IPR Department’s plan to encourage full community engagement in IPR protection and to educate students on their intellectual rights.  Participants in the press conference pointed out that the Award aims at measuring the upcoming generation’s awareness of IPR and educating the public about the risks of counterfeiting on consumers’ health and the country’s economy.  The press conference was held at the Ministry of Education’s headquarters in Dubai in the presence of Dr. Amna Al Dahak Al Shamsi, Assistant Undersecretary for Activities Sector and Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship ......read more

The Ministry of Climate Change and the Environment Receives Platinum Accreditation from Ideas UK

In recognition of the efficiency of its institutional innovation management system,  Dubai-UAE: 25 November, 2017:  The Ministry of Climate Change and the Environment (MOCCAE) has strengthened its track record and global competitiveness in the management of the institutional innovation system by receiving the platinum accreditation from Ideas UK, a company specialized in evaluating the suggestions systems applied in government and private institutions around the world. Fatma Tawakul, Head of the Strategy & Future Department at the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, said: "Innovation and creativity are a culture that permeates the UAE society and all its institutions, categories and members, thanks to our wise leadership, which has taken the lead in recognizing the importance of ideas in improving and ......read more

UAE Council for Climate Change and Environment Convenes Fourth Meeting

Dubai-UAE: 22 November, 2017:  The UAE Council for Climate Change and Environment held its fourth meeting presided over by His Excellency Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment. The meeting was convened at the Hayat Regency Hotel, Dubai and attended by Council members from local and federal authorities and the private sector. His Excellency Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi said: “The UAE’s participation in the 23rd Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 23) in Bonn from November 6 to 17, 2017 affirmed the UAE's commitment to the objectives of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the Paris Agreement and all relevant international resolutions. It also shows our keenness to continue voluntarily participating in ......read more

UNICEF, WHO and UAE Officials Gather in Dubai for the 5th Arab Regional Conference on the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect

Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Saif Bin Zayed Al Nahyan H.E. Jameela Al Muhairi: “The school should fulfil the role of a second mother” H.E. Hessa Bu Humaid: “A strong family is the foundation of a strong society.” Five-day conference aims to bring child protection and welfare issues to the fore before regional and global audience 20 November 2017 – Dubai, UAE:  Under the patronage of Lt. General H.H. Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, the 5th Arab Regional Conference on the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect was officially inaugurated today at Roda Al Bustan hotel in Dubai, with the participation of more than 400 delegates from across the world, and aims to bring child protection and welfare issues to the fore before a regional and global ......read more

Dubai Municipality starts geotechnical investigation for Dubai Strategic Sewer Tunnel Project

Multi-billion dirham project to construct more than 70km of tunnels as part of broader development of modern city infrastructure geared to population growth Dubai, UAE, 21 November 2017:  Dubai Municipality has begun exploratory work for a major new sewage treatment system as part of the broader development of a modern city infrastructure to accommodate continued population growth. The Dubai Strategic Sewer Tunnel Project, for which Dubai Municipality has engaged Parsons Overseas Limited as engineering consultant, will involve construction of more than 70km of tunnels supported by approximately 140 km of link sewers and key pumping stations.  When completed in 2022, the project will eliminate over 100 pump stations around the city that currently transfer sewage to treatment plants in Al Warsan and Jebel ......read more

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FTA organizes regional workshop on ‘Assessing, Authorizing and Monitoring Recognized Organizations' …

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Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation Hands-over Cheque for AED1.2 Million to Tarahum Charity ...…

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Dubai Cares volunteers successfully set the foundation for a new school in Nepal…

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Emirates Post Group holds second Change Retreat in 2017…

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Empower successfully organizes series of activities in celebration of Breast Cancer Awareness Month…

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Ministry of Health and Prevention signs agreement with South Korean medical group as part of human ...…

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Dubai Customs concludes “Leadership Forum”…

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Empower's Smile at 24 degrees' initiative drives in 5.4 per cent savings on district cooling energy ...…

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Empower CEO Ahmad Bin Shafar commits company's full support in meeting objectives of ‘Dubai Demand ...…

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Every year, we celebrate the 'World Energy Day' on the 22nd day of October, as mandated by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, during the World Energy Forum that was held in Dubai in 2012. This day serves as an occasion to inspire us to exert more efforts in the move to make our communities more aware of the ......read more

World Green Economy Summit (WGES) 2017 underlines key initiatives and strategies during press ...…

WGES 2017 will create synergies across the social, economic and environmental pillars of sustainable development to help achieve the global agenda of green economy   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 19 October 2017:  The organising committee of the fourth edition of The World Green Economy Summit (WGES) 2017has organised a press conference today (Thursday, 19th October, 2017) in ......read more

Global Innovation Index Team continues implementation of initiatives on development of innovation ...…

Abu Dhabi, October 19, 2017: The Executive Team of the Global Innovation Index under the UAE National Agenda held its fifth national meeting at the Ministry of Economy’s headquarters in Dubai. The session was led by H.E. Abdullah Sultan Al Fan Al-Shamsi, Assistant Undersecretary for Industrial Affairs at the Ministry of Economy and head of the team. Government representatives from the ......read more

Ministry of Health and Prevention issues warning against travel to Madagascar and takes extra ...…

UAE, October 18, 2017 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) has recently issued a warning to UAE nationals and residents about traveling to Madagascar, following the country’s report of an alarming increase of cases of pneumonia. The Ministry also encouraged those who need to travel to Madagascar to take extra precautionary measures during their trip, which include maintaining ......read more

Hywind Scotland inauguration positions Masdar at the forefront of floating wind technology…

First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon officially opens world’s first commercial-scale floating wind farm, now supplying around 20,000 households Khaled Abdulla Al Qubaisi, Chief Executive Officer of Mubadala Investment Company’s Aerospace, Renewables & Information Communications Technology platform, and Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi, CEO of Masdar, join Scottish government ......read more

Ministry of Climate Change and Environment to Launch UAE Third Biosecurity Conference in Dubai ...…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates: October 18, 2017:   His Excellency Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment and Chairman of the National Biosecurity Committee, will inaugurate the UAE Third Biosecurity Conference, in Dubai on Monday, October 23. The two-day conference under the theme ‘Biosecurity is Everyone’s Responsibility’, will ......read more

Green Hope's Climate Change Conference - From Paris to Bonn…

Dubai, UAE, October 18, 2017:  Our planet is at the edge of a precipice and yet most of us remain blissfully unaware of this impending danger. Our energy hungry economies continue to add millions of tonnes of carbon dioxide  to atmosphere with absolute disregard to the devastating impacts it is causing to our environment , pushing our planet's temperatures higher and higher and ......read more

Empower to participate in WETEX and showcase its latest district cooling solutions…

Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, has announced its participation at this year's editions of the Water, Energy, Technology, and Environment Exhibition (WETEX) and the World Green Economy Summit (WGES), which will be held from 23 to 25 October, 2017 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. ......read more

Masdar-led joint venture agrees financing for largest wind farm in Serbia…

HE Aleksandar Vučić, President of the Republic of Serbia, witnesses signing accompanied by HE Khaldoon Khalifa Al Mubarak and Khaled Abdulla Al Qubaisi of Mubadala Investment Company  Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, Masdar 60 per cent shareholder in joint venture developing 158MW Čibuk 1 wind farm 50km outside Belgrade Dubai, UAE, October 18, 2017:  Financing ......read more

Ministry of Health and Prevention visits Japanese company to promote innovation and medical research…

UAE, October 17, 2017- A senior delegation from the Ministry of Health and Prevention headed by H.E Dr. Mohammad Salim Al Olama, Undersecretary of the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention, recently visited Japan to enhance the UAE’s bilateral relations with the East Asian nation and learn about the latest innovations in health research, medical equipment, and radiology at the leading ......read more

Waste management - the next-generation driver for realising a green economy…

The UAE has identified waste management as one with enormous potential to create employment and generate entrepreneurial opportunities Dubai, UAE, 17 October 2017:  Today, waste management has the potential to contribute significantly to making a green economy possible. Communities around the world have identified waste management not only as part of an environmental strategy but also as ......read more

Directives by Emirates Post Group to deal with only licensed courier companies to diminish illegal ...…

Dubai, UAE, October 17, 2017:  Emirates Post Group has directed individuals and companies not to deal with persons and unauthorized companies to perform courier activities, and instructed companies to abide by laws and regulations to avoid penalties stipulated in Federal Law No. 3/2013. The Group has recently identified such companies which violations the laws of courier services. Article ......read more

Dubai Customs: First government department to win seven-star rating from Ideas UK…

Dubai – 17 Oct 2017:  In a big step forward, Dubai Customs enhanced its worldwide competitiveness in (Corporate Innovation Management system (by attaining the seven-star rating from Ideas UK in their evaluation of the 8th platinum accreditation in which the Department’s Corporate Innovation System got the full mark; 100/100 for the fifth year in a row.  Dubai Customs has ......read more

Surge partners with DEWA and UAE Water Aid to create a new generation of water aware UAE youth…

Dubai, UAE, October 17, 2017:  Surge, a global non-profit organisation delivering safe and sustainable water and sanitation projects, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) and the UAE Water Aid Foundation (Suqia) have begun a water conservation awareness campaign in schools across the UAE. This educational programme is a cooperation between the organisations to educate junior and ......read more

UAE President Issues Federal Law No. (9) of 2017 for Regulation of Veterinary Products…

Dubai-UAE: 17 October, 2017:  The UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has issued Federal Law No. (9) of 2017 regulating the handling, trading, marketing and circulation of veterinary products considering its direct impact on animal and public health, as well as the environment at large.  The federal law will come into effect from the date of its ......read more

4th Emirates Economic Planning Forum to discuss ways in promoting UAE investments to advance ...…

UAE, October 16, 2017- The 4th Emirates Economic Planning Forum-Ajman, themed ‘Overseeing the Future in Light of New Economic Changes’, is set to take place on November 1 and 2, 2017 at the Emirates Hospitality Center in Ajman, under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Ruler of Ajman and Member of the Federal Supreme Council. The two-day forum is held with the ......read more

DAFZA and KSA's Economic Cities Authority forge strategic partnership to reinforce economic ...…

UAE, October 15, 2017 - The Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (DAFZA) has revealed the signing of a strategic Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's (KSA) Economic Cities Authority (ECA) that is aimed towards developing proposals and suggestions that can help drive in more potential foreign investments to the Gulf region. The MoU was signed by H.E Dr. Mohammed Al ......read more

Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority promoted latest smart services applications ...…

Sharjah, October 14, 2017:  Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) participated in the GITEX TECHNOLOGY WEEK 2017 in Sharjah, organised by the Sharjah eGovernment under the slogan "History and Communication". HE Khalid Jasim Al Midfa, Chairman of Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority, emphasised that the Authority was keen to participate in GITEX ......read more

Ministry of Health and Prevention warns against wearing white coats outside health facilities…

UAE, October 14, 2017- The Ministry of Health and Prevention requires all health professionals and medical students in the country to refrain from wearing their lab coats outside hospitals and universities to avoid the spread of pathogenic microbes inside and outside their facilities, and that is in line with the directives of the World Health Organization and the international organizations ......read more

World Green Economy Summit (WGES) 2017 to shed light on how smart cities have become a key to a ...…

Dubai, UAE, 14 October 2017:  The fourth edition of the World Green Economy Summit (WGES) 2017 will highlight the importance of smart cities in the transition towards the green economy. This is an endeavour to design ‘smart’ approaches, which ensure that cities, will be optimised for economic activity, energy consumption, environmental impact reduction and a good urban ......read more

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