Delivered by: Reem AlAmeri, Attache


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Mr. Chair,

Thank you for facilitating this interactive dialogue, and we extend our appreciation to the High Commissioner for his briefing today.

The United Arab Emirates has a long record of achievements in the promotion and protection of human rights. Our Constitution guaranteeing civil liberties for all and our legislative system promoting the principles of justice and equality, in line with the principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Since its founding, the United Arab Emirates has been working to establish a tolerant, multicultural society in which people from all parts of the world live in harmony and harmony with one another. It has also succeeded in establishing an integrated system of legislation and executive measures to protect and promote the rights of women, children, senior citizens, people of determination (people with disabilities) and workers, as well as in contributing effectively to the fight against human trafficking at the regional and international levels.

With regards to the report before us, the UAE wishes to specifically reinforce the need for concerted international efforts to confront the challenges of climate change, as the latest international reports indicate that its repercussions are now posing major development challenges. Supporting adaptation efforts for developing countries remain crucial, and facilitating access to finance for climate action efforts in the Global South is key to ensuring the world achieves the promise of sustainable development. The UAE, as the host of COP28, is committed to getting the international community to consensus on action-oriented outcomes.  

Finally, my delegation takes this opportunity to appreciate the good work of the High Commissioner and his office, and we look forward to working together to further the global human rights agenda.

I thank you.