Mohammed bin Rashid says UAE a global humanitarian leader

Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, today stressed that the UAE, led by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, has become a global humanitarian leader and one of the world’s most generous supporters of international humanitarian causes.

He was speaking during the launch of the UN High-Level Panel report on Humanitarian Financing Report to the United Nations Secretary-General, entitled “Too important to fail – addressing the humanitarian financing gap.”

The report which tackles the issue of finding solutions to the growing gap between the increasing numbers of people in need of assistance and sufficient resources to provide relief, was launched here today in the presence of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

Thanking the United Nations and its secretary-general for launching the report in the UAE, H.H. Sheikh Mohammed stressed that the UAE continues to establish itself as a global humanitarian capital.

Sheikh Mohammed thanked Mr Ban for his sincere efforts in serving just international issues and expressed appreciation for the UN’s initiative to launch the international report from Dubai.

“This move shows that the international community has confidence in our state, and its international humanitarian efforts in particular,” he said.

“Joint international humanitarian action should be boosted to bridge the global shortfall in humanitarian assistance by improving the efficiency of humanitarian work, involving the private sector and establishing good governance in countries in need of assistance,” he added.

H.H. Sheikh H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai; HRH Princess Haya bint Al Hussein, wife of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, UN Messenger of Peace and Chairperson of the International Humanitarian City; Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid Al Qasimi, Minister of International Cooperation and Development of the UAE; Reem bint Ibrahim Al Hashemi, Minister of State and Chairperson of Dubai Cares, and others were present at the event.

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