The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the most critical challenges of our time, many of which cut across national borders and require our focused global cooperation. For example, the pandemic and global conflicts demonstrated the need to secure and develop effective international responses to protecting global trade routes. Other challenges include global inequality and strategic competition

UAE and UN Partner to Empower Women in Peace and Security

NEW YORK – 18 May 2021 – Today, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the United Nations Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs (DPPA) announced the signing of an agreement to support the implementation of the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda, as well as to enhance the voices of women, youth, and persons with

RECAP: Technology as a Peace Enabler

On 17 May 2021, the Permanent Missions of the UAE, Mexico, and Switzerland to the UN, together with the UN Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs (DPPA), co-hosted a panel discussion to hear perspectives from technology innovators and other experts on how frontier technologies could be better utilized by the UN system to ensure the

UAE Reaffirms Commitment to Protecting Infrastructure and Supplies Essential to Civilian Survival

NEW YORK – 27 April 2021 – The UAE reiterated its commitment to upholding international humanitarian law and constructively addressing threats to objects indispensable to the survival of civilians during the UN Security Council’s open debate on the issue. These objects include food stocks, agricultural areas, crops, livestock, drinking water installations, and supplies. “The UAE

UAE Emphasizes Importance of Partnerships and Cooperation in Mine Action

NEW YORK – 8 April 2021 – The UAE underlined the importance of partnerships and cooperation in efforts to reduce the social, economic, and security impact of landmines and explosive remnants of war, including through exchange of information, technical expertise, and financial and material assistance. In a written statement to the UN Security Council for

UAE: Youth Should be Co-Authors of the Future

NEW YORK – 7 April 2021 – The UAE invited the international community to share perspectives on action-focused commitments on the role of youth to implement the Sustainable Development Goals in a post-COVID-19 world and to maintain the ongoing dialogue between youth and decision-makers at the UN. Speaking to more than 10,000 participants via a