UAE contribute $500,000 to UN’s Department of Political Affairs fund

The UAE’s permanent representative to the United Nations, Lana Zaki Nusseibeh, announced at a meeting on Tuesday that the UAE has contributed US$500,000 for activities in Afghanistan and Somalia.

The UAE’s permanent representative to the United Nations, Lana Zaki Nusseibeh, announced at a meeting on Tuesday that the UAE has contributed US$500,000 (Dh1.8 million) to the UN’s Department of Political Affairs fund for activities in Afghanistan and Somalia.

The ambassador was participating in a donors’ meeting for current and prospective contributors, chaired by the UN’s under-secretary-general for political affairs, Jeffrey Feltman.

This contribution marks the first time that the UAE has donated to the DPA, and a portion of the funds will be assigned and used towards the Department’s Rapid Response efforts, allowing flexibility in responding to sudden crises in 2015 in addition to building on the work it is doing in Somalia and Afghanistan.

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Published: December 9, 2014 04:00 AM

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