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17 Oct 2008

100,000 people in the UAE unite to ‘Stand Up & Speak Out’ Against Poverty *

Over 100,516 people from all walks of life registered to participate in the ‘Stand Up and Speak Out Campaign’ in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Fujairah and Al Ain. Schools, companies, governmental institutions and humanitarian organisations joined millions around the world to raise their voice against poverty and inequality. This year the United Nations hopes to break last year’s record of 23.5...

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16 Oct 2008

UAE Ministry of Environment & Water staff STAND UP for sustainable living

Kicking off the ‘Mission Green Earth – Stand up and Take Action 2008’ campaign one day earlier, the UAE Ministry of Environment and Water today organised a Stand Up session for its employees to pledge to pursue and promote sustainable living and environment. The Stand Up session was led by His Excellency Rashid Ahmad Bin Fahad, Minister of Environment and...

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15 Oct 2008

UAE to ‘STAND UP’ to end poverty and inequality

On October 16th and 17th, millions of people around the world will ‘Stand Up and Speak Out’ in support of the UNMC Millennium Development Goals committing to end poverty and inequality by the year 2015. In UAE, organizers expect that thousands of children, men and women from various institutions and organizations will pledge their support to eradicating poverty and inequality...

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13 Oct 2008

Campaign for sustainable living and environment evokes large response

>> Dubai Municipality, Abu Dhabi Municipality, SAIF Zone, KHDA, EMKE Group and ETA Ascon, among others extend support to campaign >> IRIN – the UN Humanitarian News Service – in participation with International Humanitarian City highlights humanitarian impact of global warming at exclusive media workshop The ‘Mission Green Earth – Stand Up and Take Action 2008,’ campaign has evoked huge...

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08 Oct 2008

Charity Tribute Night At Petra – Jordan

One year since his passing away, a tribute charity concert and memorial ceremony will be held in honour of Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti at the renowned historical site of Petra, Jordan on 11 and 12 October 2008. Top artists from the worlds of classical and popular music will perform on Pavarotti’s birthday (12 October) in remembrance of his great talent....

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04 Oct 2008

Experts call on real estate industry to be green conscious

In the backdrop of the massive realty boom that is reshaping the desert landscape of the UAE, organisers of the `Mission Green Earth: Stand Up and Take Action 2008’ campaign and environmental experts today called on the real estate industry to be green conscious and embark on building projects with sharp focus on sustainable living to ward off catastrophic impact...

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23 Sep 2008

1 million people in the UAE to Stand Up for environmental sustainability

In a significant and historical initiative, 1 million UAE residents are expected to come together and stand up during the 3 days of October 17, 18 and 19 2008, to make a nation-wide pledge to pursue policies that encourage sustainable living and help drive sustainable environment in the emirates as part of a unique ‘Mission Green Earth – Stand up...

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25 Jun 2008

Princess Haya attends the Global Humanitarian Forum Annual Meeting

Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, Wife of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE Ruler of Dubai, participated in the annual meeting of the Global Humanitarian Forum (GHF) in Geneva yesterday. Princess Haya, one of the founding members of the Forum and a UN Messenger of Peace, listened along side Kofi Annan and...

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16 Jun 2008

Sierra Leone First Lady celebrates the Intl Day of the African Child at IHC

Sierra Leone’s First Lady, HE Mrs. Alice Sia Koroma, is visiting the International Humanitarian City (IHC) premises and meeting with representatives of United Nations agencies and humanitarian NGOs operating in Sierra Leone and registered at the IHC. Mrs. Sia Koroma is escorted during her visit by the representative of Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein HE Reem Al Hashemi, Minister of...

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23 Apr 2008

Princess Haya urges world to address threat to global food prices

While in South Africa at the invitation of President Nelson Mandela, Her Royal Highness Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, UN Messenger of Peace visited one of five African Children’s Feeding Scheme Centres located in the township of Soweto, just outside Johannesburg. “The world is witnessing a new epidemic that is hindering global efforts to fight poverty and hunger. The recent...