July UAE E-News Update
UAE News from the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates in Washington, DC

UAE Provides Gift to Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund


UAE Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba joined New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and First Lady Mary Pat Christie at Highlands Elementary School in Highlands, New Jersey to announce the UAE's latest donation to disaster stricken communities in the US, a $4.5 million donation to the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund. The gift will be directed to 30 public schools across nine districts to repair and enhance technology infrastructure destroyed by Superstorm Sandy. Learn More >

US Institute of Peace Launches Sheikha Fatima Lectureship Series


The United States Institute of Peace (USIP),  through a generous donation from HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Al Ketbi, named the International Women's Commons to advance the progress of women as peacemakers and recently hosted the inaugural Sheikha Fatima Lectureship in recognition of women as peacebuilders. The event featured HE Noura Al Kaabi, CEO, twofour54 ; Abigail Disney, filmmaker; Margot Wallstrom, former Special Representative to the UN Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict and Tara Sonenshine,  Undersecretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, US Department of State. The women discussed the importance of peacebuilding through media, public affairs, film and philanthropy. Learn More >

UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Urges Moderate Agenda for Middle East Region

In a recent commentary, Dr. Anwar Gargash outlines a broad six-part program to craft a moderate agenda in the region. Learn More >

Prominent Emirati Women Visit Washington and New York


delegation of influential Emirati women from government, business and the media visited Washington, DC and New York City to commemorate the UAE’s participation at the UN Women’s annual Executive Board meeting. During their visit, the women met with their counterparts in government and business to discuss leadership roles held by women in the UAE and create connections that will strengthen UAE-US relations and promote gender empowerment and equality. Learn More >

UAE Embassy Continues Outreach Across the US to Deepen Cultural and Commercial Ties

Embassy diplomats recently visited Pittsburgh, PennsylvaniaColumbus and Akron, Ohio,  and Nashville, Tennessee, where they met with local government officials, community leaders, businesses and students to educate them on the UAE-US bilateral relationship and discuss ways to enhance trade and economic activity. All fifty states export products to the UAE and the UAE is the US’ largest export market in the Middle East. Learn More >
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.@TheNationalUAE outlines how UAE is recognised globally as a top relief/humanitarian donor, ranked 16th by @OECD 
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Boston Police Department (Official) hosts a delegation from Abu Dhabi Police GHQ. to discuss bilateral cooperation, joint operations and exchange invitations to participate in emergency training exercises in California and the Abu Dhabi Medical Congress – Healthcare Exhibition and Conferences, organized by the Abu Dhabi Police Directorate in cooperation with the Emergency and Disaster Medicine Section at Harvard Medical School in December.
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The UAE remains a steadfast US partner that plays an important role to combat terrorism, promotes democratic values, and protects our national security."

Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, US Representative for Florida's 27th District

THIS MONTH IN HISTORY

On July 15, 2012, the first day of operations began for the Abu Dhabi Crude Oil Pipeline, running from the oilfield Habshan to the waters off Fujairah and bypassing the Strait of Hormuz, ensuring greater global energy security.


UPCOMING EVENTS

JULY 10 - RAMADAN BEGINS

Families throughout the UAE come together to recognize Ramadan, a holiday that lasts one lunar month.


JUNE 4 - AUGUST 31, 2013

The Ara Gallery's "A Verse Imprinted: Islamic Art" exhibit commissioned by HH Sheikh Majid Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Culture and Arts Authority, will showcase a collection of calligraphic artworks inspired by the Quran, quotes from the Prophet Mohammed and Arabic poetry. 

 

JULY 18 - JULY 25, 2013

The 9th edition of the Liwa Date Festival begins, highlighting the UAE's delicious and rich heritage. 


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HE Noura Al Kaabi, CEO of Twofour54, discusses how the UAE is working to foster partnerships and drive dialogue to increase the availability of Arabic media content to build bridges across Arabic and non-Arabic speaking communities.


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