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Young Future Energy Leaders Group Visits BASF Headquarters in Germany

Visit Included Trip to Europe’s Largest Wastewater Treatment Plant and Sessions with Experts in Green Buildings and Solar Energy Abu Dhabi-UAE: 26 July 2017: Eight members of the Young Future Energy Leaders (YFEL) program visited the Ludwigshafen headquarters of the largest chemical producer in the world, BASF, to learn how innovations in chemical engineering are helping to solve some the world’s biggest challenges, like providing clean water to a growing population and achieving energy efficiency. YFEL is an outreach program of the Masdar Institute, part of Khalifa University of Science and Technology. During the three-day visit, the YFEL members toured various BASF site facilities, including one of the largest wastewater treatment plant in Europe, and the BASF Competence Center Fuels and Lubes. They also received ......read more

Dubai Chamber shortlisted in 2017 World Chambers Competition

Chamber has been nominated for the Best Unconventional Project Award and will present Dubai Innovation Index at 10th World Chambers Congress in Sydney H.E. Buamim: Nomination is a recognition of Chamber’s strong commitment to supporting the development of business in Dubai Dubai, UAE. July 26, 2017:  The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry has been named as a finalist for the Best Unconventional Project award in the 2017 World Chambers Competition.   The Chamber, set to present its nominated project at the 10th World Chambers Congress in Sydney this September, is the only chamber of commerce from the Middle East and North Africa region that has been shortlisted within this award category.   The project, the Dubai Innovation Index, was initially launched by Dubai Chamber in 2015 as an annual ......read more

Ajman's Al Zorah Nature Reserve Designated as Wetland of International Importance

Dubai-UAE: 25 July, 2017:  Al Zorah Nature Reserve in Ajman has been officially declared as a Wetland of International Importance under the Ramsar Convention, making it the seventh site in the UAE on the Ramsar List.  The declaration recognizes the achievements of the UAE in the field of nature conservation and protection of endangered land and marine species. The Ramsar Convention, also known as the Convention on Wetlands, aims to protect wetlands, restore their basic ecological functions, and develop their economic, cultural and scientific role as well as recreational value. His Excellency Abdul Rahman Mohammed Al Nuaimi, Director General of Ajman’s Municipality and Planning Department, said: “The designation of Al Zorah Nature Reserve as Ramsar Site No. 2309 places the protected area on the global map and ......read more

Dubai Chamber to participate in 10th World Chambers Congress in Sydney

12,000 chambers of commerce from over 100 countries to participate in the biennial event H.E. Buamim: Our participation in the Congress falls in line with the Chamber’s strategy of exploring new opportunities for members and attracting global companies to Dubai Dubai, UAE, July 24, 2017:  The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry has announced that it will be actively participating in the 10th World Chambers Congress which is being organised and hosted by the International Chamber of Commerce’s World Chambers Federation (WCF).   The Congress will take place September 19th-21st, 2017 in Sydney, Australia, with around 12,000 chambers of commerce from over 100 countries participating in the unique biennial event.   As a Platinum Sponsor of the Congress, Dubai Chamber will be representing the ......read more

Dubai Chamber adds 8,900 new members in H1-2017

New Membership grows by nearly 10,9% to reach 210,000 in the first half of 2017 Dubai Chamber members’ exports and re-exports increase over 6% to AED 146.7bn Saudi Arabia is top export market for Dubai Chamber members 465,680 Certificates of Origin issued at a rate of around 2,500 per day The Chamber received 350 visiting delegations from 34 countries Dubai, UAE. July 23, 2017:  The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry said a total of 8,900 companies joined as members within the first six months of 2017, while it saw its new membership increase by 10.9% year on year.   Dubai Chamber members’ exports and re-exports grew by 6.1% during the first half of 2017 to AED 146.7 billion, compared to AED 138.3 billion in the same period of last year. The Chamber’s total membership reached 210,000 ......read more

Abu Dhabi Government Grants US$18 Million to Strengthen Power Supply in Guinea

Capital comes from US$90 million Abu Dhabi government grant earmarked for Guinea Guinea’s National Dispatch Centre cornerstone-laying ceremony draws attendance of Guinean President Centre to support West African Power Pool programme Project to serve more than 10 million people Abu Dhabi-UAE: 22 July, 2017:  Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity in development aid, attended the official cornerstone-laying ceremony of Guinea’s National Dispatch Centre in the presence of His Excellency Alpha Condé, President of Guinea, and His Excellency Mamady Youla, Prime Minister of Guinea.   ADFD allocated US$18 million (AED66 million) for the construction and operation of the centre from the US$90 million (AED330 million) Abu Dhabi government grant earmarked for development projects ......read more

Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council Verifies Accuracy of 4,871 Legal Measuring Instruments, 9,010 Pre-packaged Products in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi-UAE: 22 July, 2017:  Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC), the entity responsible for developing quality infrastructure in the emirate of Abu Dhabi, carried out a series of inspections in H1 2017 to verify the accuracy of legal measuring instruments and pre-packaged products used in the Abu Dhabi market and ensure their compliance with the applicable standards. As part of the drive, the Council inspected over the past six months 4,871 legal measuring instruments, including trade scales, gold, jewellery and precious metal scales, oud and Arabian perfume scales, weighing platforms, shipping scales and petroleum meters, as well as 9,010 pre-packaged products. Sultan Al Mehairi, Director of Information Service and Engagement at QCC, said: “The inspection drive aligns with QCC’s mandate of developing ......read more

Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre Opens Nominations for 5th Edition of Islamic Economy Award

Award Under Patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, in Line with Directives of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum   Dubai-UAE: 19 July, 2017 – The Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre (DIEDC) announced the commencement of nominations for the fifth edition of the Islamic Economy Award (IEA).   Launched in 2013 under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the award recognises the efforts of institutions and entrepreneurs across the globe in offering the best innovative concepts that align with Islamic economy standards and have a positive impact on global socio-economic development.   The award is a joint initiative of DIEDC and Dubai Chamber of ......read more

Empower extends support to ‘State of Green Economy' Report

The sponsorship is a reflection of Empower’s years of success and adoption of innovative strategies to minimise the environmental impact   Dubai, UAE, 19 July 2017:  Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, will extend its support to the ‘State of Green Economy’ Report by Dubai Carbon Centre of Excellence (DCCE), as a Platinum Sponsor. The Green Economy Report sheds light on Dubai’s accomplishments and achievements in developing and applying green economy charters in all the different sectors. It also highlights Dubai’s support for green economy and the reduction of carbon emissions.   “We are delighted to extend our support to the State of Green Economy Report. While the publication presents ......read more

Ministry of Climate Change and Environment Oversees Spraying Organic Insecticide on 26,000 Palm Trees Affected by Dust Spider

Effort is Part of Year of Giving Initiatives Launched in Cooperation with Private Sector Dubai-UAE: 19 July 2017:  In line with the "Year of Giving" initiative declared by the UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) has launched a series of projects in cooperation with the private sector. MOCCAE is overseeing the spraying of 26,000 palm trees affected by the dust spider with an organic insecticide in the northern, central and eastern regions of the country and is also facilitating 1,000 liters of the organic insecticide in cooperation with Swaidan Trading Company for the project.  His Excellency Sultan bin Alwan Al Habsi, Assistant Under Secretary for Regions at the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, said that the project is ......read more

Emirates Post offers enhanced Promotional Stamps service to organizations and companies

Dubai ,July 18, 2017:  Emirates Post Group has enhanced its Promotional Stamps service, which targets public and private institutions to celebrate their special occasion and milestone achievements by creating postage stamps. The service enables government and private institutions to mark their historic occasions by issuing special stamps, designed in association with Emirates Post Group. Mr. Abdullah Mohammad Al Ashram, acting CEO of Emirates Post Group, said: "A promotional postage stamp issued through Emirates Post can go a long way in promoting the company’s event and profile, and record it for posterity through postage stamps issued in the UAE. This service represents a unique and innovative marketing tool for institutions and companies to commemorate special events.” He added that the Promotional ......read more

Ministry of Climate Change and Environment Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Masdar and Bee'ah to Develop Integrated Study on Waste Management

Dubai-UAE: 18 July, 2017:  The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company-Masdar and Bee’ah aimed at developing an integrated study to implement a waste-to-energy conversion facility to serve the emirates of Ras Al Khaimah and Fujairah.  Followed up by the UAE President's Initiatives Committee, the move is another important step in the country’s journey towards achieving sustainability in line with the vison of the UAE’s wise leadership.  His Excellency Engineer Saif Mohammed Al Shara, Assistant Undersecretary for the External Audit Sector at MOCCAE, Mr. Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi, Chief Executive Officer of Masdar, Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company; and His Excellency Khaled Al Huraimel, Group Chief ......read more

Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation to Sponsor Repair of Fire-damaged Family House in Al Warqaa

Project Valued at AED380,000 Dubai-UAE: 17 July, 2017:  Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) has announced that it will sponsor the complete repair works of an Emirati family’s house in Al Warqaa area of Dubai that was damaged by fire and resulted in the death of a five-year-old child in April 2017.  The fire injured several other family members and destroyed about 70 percent of the house, rendering it uninhabitable. News of the tragic event prompted AMAF as a strategic partner of the UAE’s Year of Giving to support the family in its hour of need.  His Excellency Tayeb Al-Rais, Secretary General of AMAF, said: “AMAF works relentlessly to develop and implement a wide range of charity and community projects in line with endowment conditions. We were saddened by the misfortune that befell the ......read more

P&O Ports Agrees Lease Deal for Port de Sète, to serve South of France

Container terminal services for Occitanie region Dubai, UAE, 16 July 2017:  P&O Ports has won a three-year management contract to operate the container terminal in the Port de Sète in the south of France under an agreement which can also be converted to a long-term concession in the future. The contract will see P&O Ports operating a container yard with a draft up to 14,5m draft with 457 metres of quay and adjacent 2 hectares land. The container terminal is expected to commence operations in October 2017. Port de Sete is a deep draft port, handling frozen, chilled, general and breakbulk cargo, containers, ro-ro services and livestock alongside cruise and ferry terminals, a marina, cement handling facilities and an agro-industrial complex. Located in the heart of the Occitanie region, Port de Sète has the capacity ......read more

Abu Dhabi's e-Government Gears up for the 2017 Esri User Conference in the U.S.

With the participation of 21 Abu Dhabi Government Entities Abu Dhabi, 10 July 2017:  57 employees representing 21 entities from Abu Dhabi’s e-Government are gearing up to participate in the 2017 Esri User Conference (Esri UC), the world's leading Geographic Information Systems (GIS) event, which is set to take place between 10 to 14 July in San Diego, California.  Organised by the Environmental Systems Research Institute (Esri), the event is considered the largest global GIS gathering that brings together more than 1500 GIS community members to communicate, exchange experiences and share knowledge on the latest technologies and innovations in the industry. Abu Dhabi Systems and Information Centre (ADSIC), the government entity in charge of Abu Dhabi’s ICT agenda and operational framework will be leading ......read more

Dubai Internet City and Dubai Science Park nurture green economy by collecting tonnes of e-waste in 18-hour initiative

Dubai Internet City and Dubai Science Park partnered with Uber and Averda for e-waste collection drive Successful e-waste recycling initiative welcomed by Ministry of Climate Change and Environment Uber conducts 60 collection rides in 18 hours, collecting nearly two tonnes of retired electronics Dubai-UAE: 09 July 2017:  Dubai Internet City (DIC) and Dubai Science Park (DSP) have partnered with Uber and Averda in a successful effort to help their partner businesses recycle electronic waste and support them in achieving their environmental goals. The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment welcomed the campaign in which Uber carried out a total of 60 collection rides, which is six times as many as in the previous year, resulting in the disposal of nearly two tonnes of retired electronics within an 18-hours ......read more

Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council Recalls 2,363 Products in 21 Categories Following Inspection Campaigns on Controlled Products

Inspectors examine a total of 36,291products from 852 establishments Recall linked to non-compliance with safety and quality requirements Abu Dhabi-UAE: 9 July, 2017:  Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC), the entity responsible for developing quality infrastructure in the emirate of Abu Dhabi, has announced the voluntary recall of 2,363 products in 21 categories including toys, electrical appliances, cosmetics, cigarettes and tobacco products. The recall was an outcome of the inspection campaigns on controlled products carried out in H1 2017 during which QCC inspectors examined a total of 36,291 products from 852 establishments.   Following the results of the inspection campaigns, suppliers of the products voluntarily withdrew those that failed to meet relevant safety and quality ......read more

Pinsent Masons Announces Sponsorship of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Middle East

Law firm to sponsor the largest and most active legal association in the Middle East Dubai, UAE, July 9, 2017:   International law firm Pinsent Masons, which has regional offices in Dubai and Doha, has announced its sponsorship of The Association of Corporate Counsel Middle East (ACC Middle East). As the premier industry association for in-house legal professionals, the sponsorship reinforces Pinsent Masons’ reputation as a leading law firm in the region. Through its sponsorship, Pinsent Masons will support the ACC Middle East’s efforts to be the premier professional resource for its members. Furthermore, the ACC Middle East acts as a platform to share knowledge within the legal industry, providing further opportunities for firms to come together to help shape the development of the industry in the region. ACC ......read more

Greenpeace urges G19 including Saudi Arabia to go above and beyond the Paris climate deal

Dubai, UAE, July 8, 2017:   As G20 leaders arrive in Hamburg for a two-day summit where climate change will be high on the agenda, Greenpeace International Executive Director Jennifer Morgan made the following statement:  “Trump’s decision to renege on the Paris agreement has made a strong joint G20-declaration on climate impossible. Merkel, as the G20 host, must not sacrifice ambition for unity. Instead, we need a G19 commitment to climate action that demonstrates the intent to implement and even go beyond what 195 nations agreed to in Paris.  “The G19 has the responsibility to signal to the world the need for greater ambition. This is the moment for the G19 to show solidarity with people from around the world, and to demonstrate that the transformation to the zero carbon economy is as irreversible ......read more

Abu Dhabi Post Offices Attract Higher Number of Customers Because of Multiple Services

Abu Dhabi Post Offices, which fall in the 1st Postal Zone of Emirates Post, continue to attract hordes of customers as it offers over 70 postal and non-postal services,  Operating since 1963, the Abu Dhabi Central Post Office is a hub for government services, such as those of Immigration Department and Emirates Identity Authority. The most popular postal services are parcels, followed by EMS and Registered Mail.  The 1st Postal Zone consists of 34 post offices and postal outlets. The 1st Postal Zone has partnerships with government and non-government organisations to serve their customers in key locations such as Tham Dalma, Das Island, Tilah and Liwa. Zone 1 serves an average of 132,170 customers per month. “The presence of government agencies within our main branches in the city of Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Madinat ......read more

Landfill to landscape: Bee'ah and Foster + Partners ink deal for innovative transformation of waste site

The leading environmental company has ambitious plans above and beyond its zero waste to landfill target Sharjah, UAE, 03, 07 2017:  Bee’ah, the Middle East’s leading environmental energy and waste management company has today signed a major agreement with Foster + Partners, one of the world’s most innovative architecture and integrated design practices. After emerging as the winner of a competitive tender process, the agreement will see the British firm create a masterplan for the redevelopment of what is currently Sharjah’s principal landfill site at Bee’ah’s own Waste Management Centre.  The Centre is located in the Al Saj’ah district of Sharjah and houses recovery and recycling facilities that are among the largest and most sophisticated in the world. Managed by a team of ......read more

New labour camp wellness and happiness initiative launched in Dubai

DUBAI - June 27, 2017:  Dubai has witnessed the launch of a new health, wealth and happiness initiative to cater to labour camps, in line with UAE’s ‘Year of Giving’ programme, declared by the UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. The campaign was launched by Century Financial Brokers, the region's leading financial brokerage firm and online trading service provider, aimed to share and multiply happiness with the needy.   Commenting on the HWH initiative, Mr. Bal Krishen, CEO of Century Financial Brokers, said, “We are happy to launch this initiative, which is planned to cater to labour camps in the UAE. We want to create an atmosphere of happiness through donating items related to hygiene, discounts on money transfer and mobile calling vouchers.”  “We ......read more

Sheraa initiates Ramadan Giving Program to mentor orphans from Sharjah Social Empowerment Foundation

Program aims to inculcate an entrepreneurial mindset and develop their confidence Sharjah, UAE: (June 27, 2017):  Sheraa (Sharjah Entrepreneurship Center) - a launch pad for aspiring young entrepreneurs in the UAE - has launched a Ramadan Giving Program where the Sheraa team and other participants introduced orphans supported by the Sharjah Social Empowerment Foundation to the world of entrepreneurship. The initiative is the result of a collaboration with ‘The Mawada Project’, an organization aimed at creating opportunities for the UAE’s youth to volunteer for social projects and inculcate important skills and compassion. The Mawada Project was also one of the ten startups that emerged from Sheraa’s inaugural accelerator.  The three-week program involved personalized workshops for the attendees to ......read more

Evonik Launches Young Spirit School Campaign to Re-awaken Interest in Science

24 June 2017 Dubai, United Arab Emirate – Evonik, one of the world's leading specialty chemicals companies, recently launched in the Arabian Peninsula a school campaign aimed at re-awakening the interest in science. “We always look for ways to contribute to the communities that we operate in. This was the reason we launched Young Spirit school campaign almost fifteen years ago in Germany where the company is headquartered” said Michael Wring, President of Evonik Gulf FZE, Middle East and North Africa. “As our global presence became more prominent, the concept of Young Spirit travelled from Germany to different locations across the world, and we are very pleased today to bring it to our region” Wring added. Young Spirit is an initiative where Evonik scientists or Young Spirit Ambassadors ......read more

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Launches Humanitarian Accelerators

Accelerators dedicated to improving financial efficiency of humanitarian organisations; adapting advanced technology to serve the humanitarian sector. Dubai, UAE: 24 June, 2017:  UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum today launched the Humanitarian Accelerators, a first of its kind initiative in the Arab World which aims to gather skilled professionals in the cause of aiding the humanitarian sector. The accelerators will be dedicated to improving the financial efficiency of humanitarian organisations and leapfrogging conventional technology approaches in order to enhance the work of the humanitarian sector.  At the launch of the Humanitarian Accelerators at Jumeirah Emirates Towers, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed said, “We are striving to accelerate ......read more

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100-year international guiding tradition continues to inspire community spirit Sharjah, 25 February, 2017:  Sharjah Girl Guides (SGG) has successfully concluded its annual ‘Cookie for a Cause’ campaign, which took place from 12-16 February, raising AED 23,000 for orphans through Sharjah Social Empowerment Foundation, while highlighting the importance of community values and ......read more

Emirates Environmental Group organizes 20th annual UAE ‘Can Collection Day' campaign…

February 25, 2017- In line with efforts to promote sustainability, the Emirates Environmental Group (EEG) recently organized its 20th annual Can Collection Day campaign. More than 150 entities from across the UAE, representing from every segment of the society joined the environmental friendly nation-wide initiative. Surpassing its annual target of recycling 27,000 kg of aluminum cans for the ......read more

38 EPG managers officials honoured for successfully completing Al Tomouh management development ...…

Dubai, February 22, 2017:  The Human Resources Department of Emirates Post Group honoured 38 managers for successfully completing the Tamouh management development program in 2016.  This is the first batch to complete the intensive training program which consisted of 8 modules, covering key elements of effective management, including training, research and discussions on many ......read more

UAE Gender Balance Council hosts three-day workshop at 2017 World Government Summit, to accelerate ...…

As part of ‘SDGs in Action @ WGS’  SDG 5 team wins third place during closing ceremony, for innovative ‘GAME–IN’ solution  Dubai, UAE, February 21, 2017:  HE Mona Al Marri: “Innovation is at the heart of the UAE’s development strategy, and we’re confident that the SDG 5 working group’s ‘GAME-IN’ campaign ......read more

Dulsco to plant 270 ghaf trees across UAE…

Dubai, UAE, February 21, 2017: Dulsco, a regional pioneer in waste management services and human resource solutions has come forward to plant 270 ghaf trees across UAE. As part of Year of Giving, Dulsco decided to plant ghaf trees for every sustainable message that was posted on the plastic bottle wall during EcoWaste 2017 Exhibition. Dulsco received 270 messages and the company will be planting ......read more

Successful Trials in Saudi Arabia Prove Satellites, Aerial Sensors Can Save Date Palms…

Experts at Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture to showcase game-changing solutions for regional date palm farmers Abu Dhabi, UAE, 20 February 2017:  As the progressing lethal infestation of the red palm weevil beetles continues to threaten date production across the region, scientists are preparing to present the successful results of Saudi Arabian trials at the upcoming Global ......read more

Dubai Customs hosts unified IPR workforce…

Dubai, UAE, 19th February 2017:  Dubai Customs’ Intellectual Property Rights Department (IPR Department) hosted a meeting for the Unified IPR Workforce which coordinates IPR activities among ministries and relevant authorities in the UAE.   Yousef Ozair Mubarak, Director of IPR Department at Dubai Customs headed the meeting in Dubai Customs main building in the presence of ......read more

International ATIBT Forum to highlight the importance of improved international cooperation to ...…

A report titled Illegal Logging and Related Timber Trade – Dimensions, Drivers, Impacts and Responses stated that forestry crime including corporate crimes and illegal logging accounted for up to $152 billion every year The Illegal Logging and Related Timber Trade indicates that around 30 per cent of the world’s timber is coming from illegal forest conversion  Dubai, ......read more

6,000 tons of waste collected during ‘Clean Up UAE' drive in Umm Al Quwain…

February 18, 2017 – The Emirates Environmental Group’s and the Department of Economic Development in Umm Al-Quwain organized a ‘Clean Up UAE’ Campaign in Umm Al-Quwain Fishing Village where 6,000 tons of waste were collected over a period of 5 days. This year’s drive was aligned according to the UAE Government’s move declaring 2017 as the ‘Year of ......read more

Two innovations from Dubai Customs accredited by GII…

Dubai, UAE, February 18, 2017:  Dubai Customs received accreditation from Global Innovation Institute (GII) on its innovations: the (Enterprise Connected View) and the (Enterprise Capability Management). This is indicative of Dubai Customs’ persistence to revolutionize the way customs work is done.  The Global Innovation Institute is an international organization providing ......read more

Give Back with Virgin Megastore and Emirates Red Crescent…

The Buy One, Give One Initiative   Dubai, UAE, February 18, 2017:  In partnership with Emirates Red Crescent, Virgin Megastore is pleased to announce the forthcoming launch of the Buy One, Give One initiative, a socially responsible project that seeks to raise awareness for the global refugee crisis. For every item purchased within the campaign, Virgin Megastore will donate a similar ......read more

Abu Dhabi Government Contact Centre in Al Ain Receives Delegation from Sharjah Call Centre…

Abu Dhabi, UAE – 16 February 2017:  A delegation from the Sharjah Call Centre, part of Sharjah Media, recently visited the Abu Dhabi Government Contact Centre in Al Ain (800555), to exchange knowledge and expertise and gain key insights into the various planning and operational aspects of the Centre. The visit also aimed at highlighting the Abu Dhabi Government Contact Centre’s ......read more

Tawazun Economic Council's ADIOC Concludes to Resounding Success…

Abu Dhabi, UAE. 16 February 2017:  The Abu Dhabi International Offset Conference (ADIOC) concluded today after successful meetings, presentations and discussions with a participation from government official, the local and international defense sectors in addition to delegations from 25 different countries. The event, organized by Tawazun Economic Council, under the patronage of His Highness ......read more

Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation Donates Over AED2.5 Million to UAE Charity Organizations…

Contribution is in Line with Year of Giving Initiative Dubai-UAE: 16 February, 2017:  Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) has donated more than AED2.5 million from the endowment of the late Emirati philanthropist Ahmed Baghlaf to several charity organizations that take care of the underprivileged segments of society, including widows, orphans, and the elderly. The donations are in ......read more

The Coca-Cola Foundation and the Coca-Cola Company Give Back $106 Million to More Than 230 ...…

Community contributions equal 1.2 percent of company’s 2016 operating income Dubai, UAE, February 15, 2017:  The Coca-Cola Foundation and The Coca-Cola Company together donated more than US $106 million to more than 230 organizations in 2016. These contributions will directly benefit communities across more than 200 countries and territories, with approximately 97 percent of the ......read more

Minister of Economy calls for stronger UAE-Kazakhstan ties in ICT, innovation & smart cities…

UAE, February 15, 2017 - H.E. Eng. Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansoori, Minister of Economy, called for stronger cooperation between the UAE and Kazakhstan in the areas of information systems, innovation, and smart cities during his meeting with Kazakh Minister of Information and Communications. Dauren Abayev. Their discussions revolved around the creation of joint mechanisms for facilitating ......read more

Mohammed bin Rashid directs government departments to place Dubai 10 years ahead of all other cities…

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid launched ‘Dubai 10X’ – a radical program to establish ‘X Units”  First government in the world to establish X-Units across all entities and first to embrace disruptive innovation in government enterprise Next move towards the future of government – disruptive, agile, iterative and design centered ......read more

WGS 2017: SDG Closing Ceremony Announces Three Innovative Solutions to Support Implementation of UN ...…

Three of the best ideas were selected from an intensive two-day period of workshops, addressing the UN’s 17 SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) Ideas pitched for SDG 3, SDG 10 and SDG 5 will be showcased in New York in May 2017  Dubai to support the implementation of new ideas Dubai-UAE: 15 February, 2017:   At the SDG closing ceremony on the last day of the ......read more

WGS 2017: Living by True Values is Key to Sustainable Future…

Prime Minister of Slovenia highlights the necessity to integrate sustainability in our way of life Dubai-UAE: 15 February, 2017:  On the final day of the fifth World Government Summit (WGS 2017), His Excellency, Miro Cerar, Prime Minister of Slovenia, spoke about the global challenges facing mankind and the rapid social progress we have witnessed.  In a session entitled ......read more

WGS 2017: Governments Must Prepare Citizens for Advent of Artificial Intelligence…

Experts discuss universal basic income as compensation for job loss due to automation Dubai-UAE: 14 February, 2017:  Waves of new technology that disrupt every aspect of our lives will continue to be the norm throughout the 21st century, and governments and policy makers need to refine their strategies to harness this trend to maximum advantage, participants of the World Government Summit ......read more

WGS 2017: As More Nations Pursue Nuclear Energy, Safety and Security Remain Top Concerns…

Nuclear energy can help offset reliance on fossil fuels as global demand for power projected to hit record levels Dubai-UAE: 14 February, 2017:  Nuclear power can make a significant contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving energy security, while delivering energy in the large and growing quantities needed to sustain an expanding world population and foster ......read more

Masagos Zulkifli, Minister for the Environment and Water of Resources of Singapore, visits The ...…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 14 2017:  His Excellency Mr. Masagos Zulkifli, Minister for the Environment and Water of Resources of Singapore, visited The Sustainable City – the first Net Zero Energy city in Dubai and the Middle East’s first operational sustainable community.  The Ministry party was led by His Excellency Mr. Masagos Zulkifli, who was joined by HE ......read more

WGS 2017: 21st Century Could See Political Borders Fade as New World Order Emerges…

Only borders based on connectivity will actually matter, argues leading global strategist Parag Khanna Dubai-UAE: 14 February, 2017:  The 21st century could witness a defining chapter in world history when the world acts to phase out political borders in favor of economic integration even as connectivity replaces sovereignty as the organizing principle of a new world order, said ......read more

WGS 2017: UAE Approach to Tolerance is Key for Brighter Future, Says Her Excellency Sheikha Lubna…

Institutionalized approach to tolerance and happiness are better than leaving such important issues ‘to fate’   Dubai-UAE: 14 February, 2017:  The UAE’s policy of tolerance was highlighted as key to a brighter and safer future for the country’s youth, by Her Excellency Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi, the UAE’s Minister of State for Tolerance. In a ......read more

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