Ambassador Mohamed Abushahab Appointed Permanent Representative of the UAE to the UN, Presents Credentials to UN Secretary-General António Guterres

On Monday, Ambassador Mohamed Abushahab, the newly-appointed Permanent Representative of the United Arab Emirates to the United Nations, presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General António Guterres, succeeding Her Excellency Lana Nusseibeh in this role. In their meeting following the credentials ceremony, Ambassador Abushahab and Secretary-General Guterres discussed common priorities and ways to enhance cooperation between

UAE Statement at the UN Security Council Meeting on Chemical weapons in the Syrian Arab Republic

Delivered By Mr. Rashed Azzam, Attaché UNOFFICIAL TRANSLATION Check against delivery Madam President, I thank Ms. Izumi Nakamitsu for her briefing today. I would like to reiterate the UAE’s its explicit rejection and condemnation of the use of chemical weapons by anyone, anywhere, under any circumstances. Their use constitutes a flagrant violation of the provisions

The UAE’s June 2023 Presidency of the UN Security Council

Overview The United Arab Emirates holds the rotating presidency of the UN Security Council for June 2023. Throughout the month, the UAE will work to elevate the priorities that have guided its term on the Council to this point, including championing the values of human fraternity in promoting and sustaining peace, addressing the impacts of

United Arab Emirates Working Methods Commitments: June 2023

As the President of the Security Council for the month of June 2023, the United Arab Emirates is mindful of the importance of the working methods of the Council for enhancing its effectiveness, efficiency, and transparency. The UAE also recognizes that innovation and technology can benefit the everyday work of the Security Council. The UAE

Ambassador Nusseibeh Participates in UN PRs Meetings with Israeli Officials

Her Excellency Ambassador Lana Nusseibeh, Permanent Representative of the United Arab Emirates to the United Nations, today joined an Israeli Government-organized delegation of UN PRs to participate in their official meetings with President Isaac Herzog and Prime Minister-elect Benjamin Netanyahu. In the meetings, Ambassador Nusseibeh recognized the deepening ties between Israel and the UAE following

Women in Peace and Security: How Far We’ve Come, How Far We Have to Go

Including women in peace processes works. As an Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the UN, Ambassador Lana Nusseibeh has an intimate understanding of why women’s involvement in peace and security matters. “Not only is it the right thing to do as a moral imperative,” she says, “but it is the smart thing to do.” “Women bring integrated