UAE to host international humanitarian summit amid Expo 2020 Dubai

By Anju T K, Intern Reporter
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As part of Expo 2020, the UAE has declared that it will host an international humanitarian meeting in Dubai next year.

The event will bring together intellectuals, governmental institutions, human rights and philanthropic organizations, religious organizations, artists, media professionals, cultural groups, and the private sector from around the world to discuss and throw light on current challenges.

The summit, which will take place on March 30, 2022, intends to discover acceptable solutions to some of the world’s pressing difficulties, such as the COVID-19 pandemic’s challenges, as well as racism, gender equality, women’s empowerment, intolerance, and prejudice.

Today’s crises are bigger, more complicated, and last longer. It has become considerably more difficult to provide humanitarian aid. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, humanitarian workers around the world have continued to save lives.

The pandemic resulted in one of the most serious humanitarian crises since World War II. It has had a significant impact on the humanitarian sector in recent months.

The UAE has been a global leader in providing humanitarian aid and assisting people in need. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, stated that in gratitude for their efforts and sacrifices, the UAE will grant Golden Visas to charitable and humanitarian relief workers.

Mr. Dawood Al Shezawi, secretary-general of the Board of Trustees, commented that “The UAE policies put humanitarian and development work at the center Globally, the UAE plays a leading humanitarian role, dedicating resources and efforts to empowering communities and removing barriers to sustainable development.”

A Humanitarian Art and Photography Gallery will be included at the summit, allowing artists and photographers from around the world to display their work while supporting humanitarian principles. Participants will be able to watch inspirational stories about life-changing efforts from throughout the world as part of the ‘Humanitarian Stories’ program.

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