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To bolster the UAE’s food security, an Abu Dhabi-based company has announced plans to build the world’s largest indoor f...
10/30/2020
Abu Dhabi to build world's biggest indoor farm

To bolster the UAE’s food security, an Abu Dhabi-based company has announced plans to build the world’s largest indoor farm. The GreenFactory Emirates initiative aims to produce 10,000 tons of fresh produce every year and will launch phase one next year.

Read more here: https://bit.ly/3mP9Ggj

The 17.5-hectare facility aims to produce 10,000 tonnes of fresh food every year

The UAE Embassy and our Consulate in Los Angeles are proud sponsors of #TurkeyTrotLA Presented by UAE USA United, bringi...
10/29/2020

The UAE Embassy and our Consulate in Los Angeles are proud sponsors of #TurkeyTrotLA Presented by UAE USA United, bringing together communities in support of The Midnight Mission.

Whether you’re from Santa Monica or Saadiyat Island, we invite you to virtually race and raise funds to support men, women and children who are experiencing homelessness in Southern California.

Register & learn more here: http://bit.ly/UAETurkeyTrot
#gratefultogether

In the third installment of the ‘Artist Reflections’ series, a collaboration between the Embassy’s Cultural Diplomacy De...
10/25/2020
Artist Reflections Series – Nujoom AlGhanem - YouTube

In the third installment of the ‘Artist Reflections’ series, a collaboration between the Embassy’s Cultural Diplomacy Department and Mid East Art, Emirati artist, poet and director Nujoom AlGhanem discusses the progression of the UAE’s art scene.

Watch the episode on #InternationalArtistDay: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqCVf-xhlvI

In the third installment of the Artist reflection series, Mid East Art’s Suzy Sikorski sat down with Nujoom AlGhanem. Throughout quarantine, Suzy has partnered ...

The UAE is a committed leader in the global effort to eradicate polio. With the support of the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi...
10/24/2020
With the support of Mohamed bin Zayed, Emirates Polio Campaign completes world’s first polio vaccination campaign since COVID-19 outbreak

The UAE is a committed leader in the global effort to eradicate polio. With the support of the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi HH Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed, the Emirates Polio Campaign conducted the world’s first polio vaccination campaign since the COVID-19 outbreak.

Read more on #WorldPolioDay: https://wam.ae/en/details/1395302860052

ABU DHABI, 3rd August, 2020 (WAM) -- As part of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces’ global initiative to eradicate polio, the UAE Pakistan Assistance Programme announced that the Emirates Polio Campaign su...

10/20/2020
Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba on the UAE-US Strategic Dialogue

For decades, the UAE and US have worked together to advance peace and prosperity.

On the occasion of the inaugural UAE-US Strategic Dialogue, Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba highlights the strong, deep and varied relationship between the two countries – ranging from trade, to security, to a shared outlook for a better future. #UAEUSA

During an online meeting of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) for Western Asia and North...
10/16/2020
UAE 'completely overhauled' food strategy during pandemic, says minister

During an online meeting of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) for Western Asia and North Africa last month, UAE Minister of State for Food Security Mariam Almheiri highlighted the important role agtech has played during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Read more on #WorldFoodDay: https://www.thenational.ae/uae/environment/uae-completely-overhauled-food-strategy-during-pandemic-says-minister-1.1081358

Beset by war, locusts, a pandemic and a population boom, the region has faced a ‘lost decade’ in food security, say UN officials

10/15/2020
Abraham Accords Signing Ceremony

One month ago, a delegation of senior UAE officials led by Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation HH Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan traveled to the US for the #AbrahamAccords signing ceremony at The White House.

Take a look back at highlights from the historic day.

ICYMI: Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba and Israeli-American businessman Haim Saban describe the behind-the-scenes efforts th...
10/14/2020

ICYMI: Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba and Israeli-American businessman Haim Saban describe the behind-the-scenes efforts that culminated in the historic #AbrahamAccords on a special episode of #Podbridge moderated by former White House Deputy National Security Advisor Dina Powell McCormick.

Subscribe here to receive notifications when new episodes are released: https://www.podbridge.com/podcast/a-behind-the-scenes-look-at-the-abraham-accords/

Following the successful grid connection of Barakah Nuclear Power Plant Unit 1 in August, Emirates Nuclear Energy Corpor...
10/13/2020
Barakah nuclear plant: Thousands of coral reef settlements moved in eco-strategy

Following the successful grid connection of Barakah Nuclear Power Plant Unit 1 in August, Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation is partnering with Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi to protect and rehome the coral reef settlements surrounding the facility.

Read more about the initiative here: https://bit.ly/3kCOVme

Environment Agency Abu Dhabi is working with officials at the nuclear energy station to support marine life

In July, the UAE’s first interplanetary mission, the Hope Mars Mission, lifted off from Earth and is now about 4 months ...
10/10/2020
UAE Mars Mission: how to track Hope probe in real time

In July, the UAE’s first interplanetary mission, the Hope Mars Mission, lifted off from Earth and is now about 4 months away from arriving at its destination.

Find out how to follow along its journey to Mars here: https://bit.ly/3fHOV1n

#WSW2020

The spacecraft started its voyage to Mars on July 20 and has a bit more than six months to go

10/09/2020
Ambassador Al Otaiba on the Hope Mars Mission Launch in July

Ambassador Al Otaiba highlighted the power of working together to accomplish greater things during the Embassy’s Hope Mars Mission launch party in July.

If you missed it, watch the launch and full event here: bit.ly/HopeProbeLaunchParty #WSW2020

According to the 12th edition of the annual asda'a bcw Arab Youth Survey, the UAE remains the top country to live in and...
10/06/2020

According to the 12th edition of the annual asda'a bcw Arab Youth Survey, the UAE remains the top country to live in and emulate for the 9th straight year. Many respondents name job opportunities, safety and security as reasons for choosing the UAE.

Read more about the hopes, concerns, and aspirations of Arab youth, especially in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic: https://bit.ly/3lbtmJQ

How the historic #UAEIsrael #PeaceAccord became a reality – Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba and Israeli-American businessman...
10/05/2020

How the historic #UAEIsrael #PeaceAccord became a reality – Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba and Israeli-American businessman Haim Saban take listeners behind the scenes of the deal that is reshaping relations in the region.

Subscribe to #Podbridge to listen to the full discussion moderated by former White House Deputy National Security Advisor Dina Powell-McCormick and hosted by Jewish Insider: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/a-behind-the-scenes-look-at-the-abraham-accords/id1513620090?i=1000493657563

Today marks the start of World Space Week!In September 2019, the UAE’s first astronaut Hazzaa AlMansouri traveled to the...
10/05/2020
Spacewalks and long-haul missions: Emirati astronauts to be trained by Nasa

Today marks the start of World Space Week!

In September 2019, the UAE’s first astronaut Hazzaa AlMansouri traveled to the International Space Station. One year later, the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre مركز محمد بن راشد للفضاء and NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration have announced a new partnership to train UAE astronauts for future potential missions. Read more here: https://bit.ly/360du8O

Hazza Al Mansouri, the UAE's first man in space, has arrived in Houston to begin training

10/01/2020
One Year Until Expo 2020 Dubai!

Just one year until Expo 2020 Dubai!

For the first time ever in World Expo history, all participating countries will have their own pavilion at the #Expo2020 site. Maha Al Gergawi, VP of International Participants, explains why.

10/01/2020
Saud Al Nowais, UAE Commercial Attaché to the US on the UAE-Israel Peace Accord

At a virtual briefing with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, UAE Commercial Attaché to the USA Saud Al Nowais spoke with private sector stakeholders about changes to the region’s economic landscape following the signing of the UAE-Israel Peace Accord.

The session overviewed recent initiatives introduced by the UAE Ministry of Economy to increase trade and investment between the US, the UAE and Israel.

#UAEUSA

The #UAE has officially launched its 2022-2023 United Nations Security Council campaign. On the Security Council, the UA...
09/30/2020

The #UAE has officially launched its 2022-2023 United Nations Security Council campaign.

On the Security Council, the UAE will work to advance inclusion, spur innovation, build resilience and secure peace. Learn more here: https://www.uaeun.org/unsc

UAE Minister of State for Youth Affairs HE Shamma Al Mazrui joined a local Jewish community’s virtual pre-Shabbat meetin...
09/30/2020
In Zoom meeting with local Jews, UAE minister hails ‘wisdom of Shabbat’

UAE Minister of State for Youth Affairs HE Shamma Al Mazrui joined a local Jewish community’s virtual pre-Shabbat meeting and expressed her hope for “a new era of radical tolerance and radical love” following the normalization agreement between the UAE and Israel.

She also welcomed the “wisdom of Shabbat” and discussed the similarities between Islam and Judaism with members of the UAE Jewish community.

Hear her full remarks here: https://bit.ly/2Gp1Vgg

Minister of State Shamma Al Mazrui notes similarities between Islam and Judaism, calls herself a 'new student of the Jewish tradition and wisdom, your values, your ethics'

“The misunderstanding around intellectual disabilities has almost evaporated since the Abu Dhabi games. The relationship...
09/29/2020
leaders of hope: Tim Shriver & Yousef Al Otaiba - Real Leaders

“The misunderstanding around intellectual disabilities has almost evaporated since the Abu Dhabi games. The relationship with other countries during the games highlighted the fact that we share basic human values — something beyond politics and diplomatic relationships.”
Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba and Special Olympics Chairman Tim Shriver spoke with Real Leaders Magazine about the 2019 Special Olympics World Games and their continued work to celebrate the achievements of young people with intellectual disabilities.

Read the full piece here: https://bit.ly/337Jh5T

#InspiretheFuture

How did a member of the Kennedy family in the United States and an ambassador from the United Arab Emirates get together to celebrate kids with intellectual disabilities? In an increasingly connected world, these types of alliances are becoming easier, demonstrating the potential of what can be achi...

In September 2019, Hazza Al Mansouri became the first Emirati to travel into space, as well as the first astronaut from ...
09/25/2020
UAE space mission anniversary: Emirati astronauts set sights on the Moon

In September 2019, Hazza Al Mansouri became the first Emirati to travel into space, as well as the first astronaut from the Arab world to step inside the International Space Station.

One year later, Al Mansouri is training with NASA at the Johnson Space Center to prepare for his next mission: a manned flight to the Moon.

His story, from The National → https://bit.ly/2HoTlia

US space agency Nasa’s Artemis mission plans on putting humans on the Moon by 2024

Today, the UAE government introduced a law ensuring equal pay for women and men in the private sector. The UAE ranks as ...
09/25/2020
Equal wages for women and men in UAE private sector to come into force from Friday, September 25

Today, the UAE government introduced a law ensuring equal pay for women and men in the private sector.

The UAE ranks as a leading country for gender equality in the region. The latest announcement reflects the fundamental belief that women and men are equal partners in society.

Read more here:
https://gulfnews.com/uae/government/equal-wages-for-women-and-men-in-uae-private-sector-to-come-into-force-from-friday-september-25-1.1600960050751

Female employees shall receive wages equal to that of males if they perform the same work

Last week, a delegation of senior UAE officials arrived in Washington, DC to sign the historic #UAEIsrael #PeaceAccord a...
09/22/2020
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Last week, a delegation of senior UAE officials arrived in Washington, DC to sign the historic #UAEIsrael #PeaceAccord at the White House. Led by UAE Foreign Minister HH Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed, the delegation also met with Members of Congress and senior US government officials.

Take a look back at key highlights and reactions from the visit. http://bit.ly/UAEIsraelSigningCeremonyNewsletter

For more of the latest news coming out of the UAE, subscribe to the Embassy’s newsletter here: https://bit.ly/EmbassyNewsletter

UAE Foreign Minister HH Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan participated in the signing ceremony for the UAE-Israel Peace Accord at the White House, alongside US President Donald Trump and other leaders. “We are witnessing today a new trend that will create a better path for the Middle East,” sa...

Following the signing of the UAE-Israel Peace Accord, UAE Minister of State for International Cooperation HE Reem Al Has...
09/22/2020

Following the signing of the UAE-Israel Peace Accord, UAE Minister of State for International Cooperation HE Reem Al Hashimy met with U.S. International Development Finance Corporation CEO Adam Boehler to discuss opportunities to promote peace and prosperity in the region.

How normalization stopped annexation and what a “warm peace” will mean for the region. Top US Middle East diplomats and ...
09/21/2020
‎Podbridge: A Hinge of History: The Middle East After the UAE-Israel Peace Accord on Apple Podcasts

How normalization stopped annexation and what a “warm peace” will mean for the region.

Top US Middle East diplomats and experts Dennis Ross, Fellow at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, Martin Indyk, Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, and Daniel Shapiro, Visiting Fellow at INSS - The Institute for National Security Studies in Tel Aviv University join Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba on a special episode of #Podbridge to unpack the #UAEIsrael #PeaceAccord.

Full episode available here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hinge-history-middle-east-after-uae-israel-peace-accord/id1513620090?i=1000491911844

‎Show Podbridge, Ep A Hinge of History: The Middle East After the UAE-Israel Peace Accord - Sep 20, 2020

Today, UAE Foreign Minister HH Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discussed how the #UAEIsr...
09/16/2020

Today, UAE Foreign Minister HH Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discussed how the #UAEIsrael #PeaceAccord elevates the strong #UAEUSA relationship. They also discussed continued cooperation to combat COVID-19, counter extremism & promote regional stability.

09/15/2020
UAE Foreign Minister Ahead of the UAE-Israel Peace Accor d Signing Ceremony

“The UAE is so delighted and privileged to play a role for peace.” Ahead of the #UAEIsrael #PeaceAccord signing ceremony at The White House today, UAE Foreign Minister HH Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed وزارة الخارجية - الإمارات العربية المتحدة highlights the positive impact the agreement will have on the entire region.

“Emiratis and Israelis, and all the people of the Middle East are tired of conflict. We want positive change. Our priori...
09/15/2020
Opinion | ‘Peace. Shalom. Salaam’

“Emiratis and Israelis, and all the people of the Middle East are tired of conflict. We want positive change. Our priority now is to continue to modernize our societies and to stabilize the broader region.”

UAE Foreign Minister HH Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan writes in The Wall Street Journal how the UAE-Israel Peace Accord is a hopeful signal that progress in the Middle East is possible.

Read the op-ed here: https://on.wsj.com/3hyVuUO

وزارة الخارجية - الإمارات العربية المتحدة

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