18 Million People in Arab countries STAND UP for the MDGs

The concern of the Arab people in speedy implementation of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) came to the fore as the global Stand Up sessions came to a conclusion with nearly 18 million people in Arab countries endorsing sustainable development goals. According to the UN, 2 per cent of the world population – nearly 117 million people in 131 countries –...


Mission Green Earth: One in 11 people in Dubai reports STAND UP

The Mission Green Earth: “Stand Up and Take Action 2008” campaign concluded late yesterday, with one in 11 people of Dubai and a total of 137,711 people across the UAE confirming participation in the Stand Up challenge so far. The counting is still on and the final number of participants will be announced later this week, as participants are still...


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...