UAE to host next year international humanitarian Summit

The UAE will host next year in March, during Expo 2020, an international Summit to find appropriate solutions to some of the ongoing issues around the world, the Gulf country said Thursday.
The conference to take place March 30 will also focus the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, and other issues related to racism, gender equality, women empowerment, intolerance and discrimination, reports say.
Governmental, charitable, religious, and human rights institutions, intellectuals, artists, media professionals, cultural associations and the private sector are expected in the attendance to discuss current concerns that the world needs to address at Expo 2020 Dubai. The summit will provide a platform to discuss the challenges of providing humanitarian assistance in crises, “in order to lead, coordinate, and put efforts toward assistance overseas responding to humanitarian crises, natural disasters and man-made disasters,” the announcement on state-run WAM news agency said.
“The International Humanitarian Summit will play a major role in promoting and assisting international humanitarian organizations that can better people’s lives and save more lives,” it added.
The announcement came in coincidence with World Humanitarian Day. It also came a day after the country’s Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, UAE vice president and Prime minister, and ruler of Dubai said, the Gulf country will grant Golden Visas to charity and humanitarian aid workers in recognition of their efforts and sacrifices.
The Arab country is one the world leading donors. UAE, according to the Dubai ruler, has dedicated over Dhs320bn in humanitarian aid to recipients in 201 countries since its inception.
In the framework of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Arab country until July 2021, provided a total volume of humanitarian aids valued at 2,154 tons, including medical aid, including respiratory and examination devices and PPE that reached beneficiaries in 135 countries around the world.

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