UAE a model in im­ple­ment­ing ‘2030 Agenda’

Gulf Today - - Uae -

DUBAI: The United Na­tions (UN) be­gan this week its cel­e­bra­tions to mark its 75th an­niver­sary, and chose Dubai to be the launch­ing pad of its di­a­mond ju­bilee cel­e­bra­tions. The cel­e­bra­tions also marked the 49th an­niver­sary of the UAE join­ing the UN.

On these two oc­ca­sions, the UN, rep­re­sented by the In­ter­na­tional As­so­ci­a­tion of World Peace Ad­vo­cates (IAWPA), or­gan­ised a cel­e­bra­tion at the Le Meri­dien Dubai Ho­tel & Con­fer­ence Cen­tre in Garhoud, Dubai.

IAWPA is con­sid­ered to be one of the most glob­ally-recog­nised or­gan­i­sa­tions, act­ing as pro­mot­ers of the UN’S ob­ser­vance days world­wide. Ac­cord­ingly, the as­so­ci­a­tion was granted a Spe­cial Con­sul­ta­tive Sta­tus by the United Na­tions Eco­nomic and So­cial Coun­cil ( ECOSOC) af­ter a rec­om­men­da­tion made by the United Na­tions Depart­ment of Eco­nomic and So­cial Af­fairs ( UNDESA).

The Head­quar­ters of IAWPA is lo­cated in the Nige­rian cap­i­tal, Abuja. How­ever, its ac­tiv­i­ties in sup­port­ing the global peace, strength­en­ing in­ter­na­tional re­la­tion­ships, fight­ing dis­crim­i­na­tion, poverty and un­em­ploy­ment cover the world en­tirely.

In his speech that he de­liv­ered at the be­gin­ning of the cel­e­bra­tion, the Am­bas­sador Em­manuel Nk­weke, In­ter­na­tional spokesper­son for IAWPA at Abuja, stated that se­lect­ing the UAE as the venue of launch­ing the UN di­a­mond ju­bilee cel­e­bra­tion was not an ar­bi­trary de­ci­sion, but rather a thor­oughly de­lib­er­ate one, as the UAE of­fered the other world na­tions a model in im­ple­ment­ing the 2030 Agenda for Sus­tain­able De­vel­op­ment.

Nk­weke said: “We are de­lighted and proud of our con­struc­tive co-op­er­a­tion with the UAE in achiev­ing the SDGS. We wanted to cel­e­brate our suc­cess­ful part­ner­ship with the UAE in this re­gard. Ac­cord­ingly, the se­lec­tion of the UAE par­tic­u­larly to be the lo­ca­tion of start­ing the cel­e­bra­tions is a an ap­pro­pri­ate de­ci­sion.”

He added: “We can­not imag­ine a sce­nario in which the UN was not in ex­is­tence for the last 75 years, and was un­able to im­pact the world pos­i­tively as it has done.” Nk­weke de­clared this dur­ing the big­gest live e-con­ver­sa­tion in the UN’S his­tory, which was launched by IAWPA on its web­site.

The live e-con­ver­sa­tion com­prises a web sur­vey of al­most 10,000 par­tic­i­pants who will an­swer mul­ti­ple ques­tions on their opin­ions re­gard­ing the fu­ture of the UN dur­ing the next 25 years, and how it will be in 2045, when it will mark its cen­te­nary. Nk­weke ended the cel­e­bra­tion by declar­ing that IAWPA con­ferred the Em­i­nent Peace Am­bas­sador award upon one of the cel­e­bra­tions’ guests, Nige­rian en­tre­pre­neur and busi­ness­man, Razaq Ju­won Lawal, Founder of Afri­cent Group Dwc llc, whose head­quar­ters is lo­cated in Dubai.

↑ The Abuja-based body cel­e­brated the UN’S 75th an­niver­sary in Dubai.

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