The UAE, represented by Hend Mana Al Otaiba, MoFAIC Director of Strategic Communications, revealed its priorities in a September 15th media briefing emphasizing its sincere and dedicated commitment to UN-led initiatives and the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to build a more peaceful and tolerant world.
The General Debate of the UNGA will last a week with the gathering of world leaders engaging in a variety of critical meetings to address global challenges. This is where Sheikh Abdullah will address the General Assembly. Al Otaiba emphasized, “The UAE does not act unilaterally - one of our key objectives during the General Assembly is to strengthen multilateral cooperation and the role of international organisations like the UN.”
The UAE’s priorities include continuing to foster and support religious freedom and peaceful co-existence including finishing the construction of the Abrahamic Family house, a place of learning, dialogue, workshop and the future home of gatherings that will bring world leaders together. The official notes that the launch of the Abrahamic House will take place in New York this September. Al Otaiba also mentioned the UAE’s other priorities such as empowering people and alleviating hardship through humanitarian aid and development, inclusion of youth in society and the UAE’s commitment towards the Secretary General's agenda to reform the UN system.
The delegation will include Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba, UAE Ambassador to the US.