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  • ‘Hand In Hand’ initiative launches in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, In collaboration with the Disabled Children’s Association

    To give and to share are truly among the greatest pleasures on earth. It has been said that you have not lived until you have done something for someone that cannot repay you. The values and principles of humility, generosity and goodwill are ones that Mouawad deeply admires and connects to. They are at the core of the Robert Mouawad Foundation, with the promise of making a life-long difference to underprivileged children.

  • Government and business leaders call for unified regional sustainability approach at 7th Arabia CSR Forum opening

    The high-level 7th Arabia CSR Forum, the latest edition of the leading annual Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and sustainability forum in the Arab region, officially opened today (October 19, 2016) amidst mounting calls for a unified regional approach to sustainability. Being held under the patronage of the League of Arab States (LAS) and in cooperation with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the two-day forum organized by the Arabia CSR Network, a UAE-based regional think tank, is a climate-neutral event which will run until October 20, 2016.  

  • How SOHAR is helping to save the world, one school at a time

    In partnership with the Ministry of Education, the Doha office of UNESCO, Sultan Qaboos University, and a number of other NGOs, SOHAR Port and Freezone is actively supporting the Green Schools Programme in Oman. At Umaia Bint Qais School in Liwa, close to the fast growing industrial Port, one of the most exciting projects is the establishment of a medicinal plant nursery.

  • Renewable Energy Can Be Strengthened in Next Round of Climate Negotiations

    Countries have an opportunity to significantly increase renewable energy ambition within Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), and to accelerate its deployment in line with climate objectives under the Paris Agreement, per a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).

  • UN Women Adopts ‘Sharjah Declaration’ for the Rights and Empowerment of Women and Girls

    The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) has announced the adoption of the ‘Sharjah Declaration’ that aim to strengthen the resilience of women and girls in the Arab region, on the closing session of the Investing in the Future Conference yesterday (Thursday).

  • ‘Aster Volunteers’ Mobilises 7,900 Volunteers over 6 Months

    Aster DM Healthcare’s ‘Aster Volunteers’ programme – the cornerstone of the ‘Aster @ 30’ campaign – has seen nearly 8,000 volunteers take part in a wide range of compassionate care initiatives across the UAE, Oman, Bahrain, Qatar, KSA, Jordan, India and the Philippines.

  • ‘Emirates Red Crescent’ and ‘Emirates Auction’ sign agreement to reinforce UAE’s leadership in philanthropy through charity auctions

    The Emirates Red Crescent has signed an agreement with Emirates Auction to launch a series of charity auctions, in line with their joint efforts to reinforce excellence in humanitarian and development work. The agreement was signed by H.E. Dr. Mohammed Ateeq Al Falahi, General Secretary of Emirates Red Crescent; and H.E. Abdullah Matar Al Mannaei, Managing Director of Emirates Auction. Both parties emphasised on their commitment to consolidate strategic partnership and develop ambitious projects that support the objectives of UAE Vision 2021, which is geared towards establishing the UAE as an exceptional model for developmental and humanitarian initiatives.

  • ‘Humaid Bin Rashed Al Nouimi Foundation’ cooperates with ‘Emirates Auction’ to support humanitarian, charitable and social issues

    Humaid Bin Rashed Al Nouimi Foundation has electronically auctioned the distinct car plate number (7), group (D), of the emirate of Ajman, in a quality initiative that emanates from the joint cooperation with "Emirates Auction" in order to embody the ambitious aspirations to promote the march of philanthropy led by the UAE. The charity auction, which is being held till May 20th, 2016, is of special importance as it holds strategic dimensions represented in supporting community, humanitarian and developmental issues that affect the future of humanity as a whole.

  • ‘Supreme Legislation Committee’ and ‘Emirates Association for Lawyers and Legal Consultants’ partner to raise legal and legislative standards

    In response to the directives of H.H. Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Chairman of the Supreme Legislation Committee, to establish communication channels with the community and develop improved and efficient legislation, the Supreme Legislation Committee (SLC) has signed an agreement with the Emirates Association for Lawyers and Legal Consultants to establish a stronger legal and legislative structure and foster a culture of justice. The cooperation is in line with the ongoing efforts to reinforce the country’s standing in global judicial systems. The agreement was signed by H.E. Ahmad Saeed bin Meshar Al Muhairi, Secretary General of the Supreme Legislation Committee, and by Lawyer Zayed Saeed Saif Al Shamsi, Chairman of the board of directors of the Emirates Association for Lawyers and Legal Consultants at the SLC premises in the presence of several high-level officials and consultants.

  • 1 in 10 children worldwide are growing up alone

    On November 20, Universal Children’s Day, SOS Children’s Villages, the world’s largest non-governmental organisation focused on supporting children without parental care and families at risk, stresses the importance of a loving family for children. Without the loving care of a parent or other adult caregiver, children are less likely to develop the skills they need to become contributing members of society, says the organisation.

  • 2XL goes pink for breast cancer awareness

    UAE-based luxury furniture and home décor brand 2XL, devoted the month of October to raising awareness about early breast cancer detection. All 2XL employees dressed in pink in support of the Pink Ribbon International Association, dedicated to raising breast cancer awareness and funding for breast cancer research.

  • 44 additional free zones to join World Free Zones Organization

    The World Free Zones Organization (World FZO) concluded its 2nd Board of Directors meeting this year held recently in Tangier, Morocco. The session was headed by Dr. Mohammed Al Zarooni, Chairman of the World FZO, in the presence of a number of senior officials and members. Among the highlights was the announcement of the inclusion of 44 new free zones to the ranks of the World FZO amidst growing acclaim for the organization’s pivotal role in supporting the growth of free zones around the world and supplying them with the necessary facilities to actively contribute to economic and social development.

  • 64 Brands in the UAE to receive Superbrands title at Annual Tribute Event

    Superbrands, the independent authority and arbiter of branding, announced it will host its annual tribute event to honour and recognize 64 of UAE’s strongest brands on September 17, 2017. At the event, Superbrands will also announce the highly awaited ‘Brand of the Year’ award and unveil the 13th edition of the much sought-after Superbrands book, which includes a two-page profile of each of the Superbrands.

  • A PRACTICAL GUIDE FOR INTERNATIONALLY OPERATING EMPLOYERS

    As the field of global Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) and workplace wellness is evolving, so is our understanding of its impact on business andits place in sustainabilityreporting.Lost working time, treatment and rehabilitation fees, are estimated to cost global business $2.8 trillion a year[1], and the business sector has recognised the increasing value created in taking a more holistic approach to health.

  • AAT posts higher enrollees in Accounting Qualifications in 2016 to prepare for upcoming VAT imposition in Gulf

    In the wake of the impending imposition of value-added tax (VAT) in the GCC, the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT), a globally recognized player in the accounting and finance sector, has announced an uptake in the number of students taking its Accounting Qualifications in the region. Providing training for a huge range of accounting and finance roles, the Qualifications include comprehensive Indirect Tax, Personal Tax, and Business Tax elements.

  • ACSRN successfully holds Materiality Matrix Workshop to help companies develop successful CSR / sustainability strategies

    Arabia CSR Network, the Middle East region’s leading training service provider and think tank, organized a successful Materiality Matrix Workshop in Dubai as part of its continuing move to help today's companies and organizations on how to design, develop and implement a successful CSR/sustainability strategy. The event was attended by participants that play an important role in their organization's CSR and sustainability initiatives and also by individuals wanting to learn more about how to prioritize CSR issues and align them to a complementing business strategy.

  • Addaera Research & Polls Centre articulates importance of public participation in opinion polls

    Established in 2014, Addaera is growing from strength to strength as an emerging research, polls and survey organization in the UAE. The centre was set up with the key objective of serving people better by understanding their true opinions about existing and emerging issues and hence reflect their opinion in structured scientific studies. Its commitment to contribute to public knowledge about issues, attitudes and trends affecting and shaping society independently and valuing integrity, objectivity, innovation and transparency, aims to encourage people to collaborate and engage in the on-going interaction about their views, beliefs, and issues of social and national interest.

  • Ajman donates proceeds of auction to Humaid Bin Rashid Al Nuaimi Foundation

    Proceeds from the auction of non-winning date fruits at the recently concluded Liwa Ajman Date Festival were donated to Humaid Bin Rashid Al Nuaimi Foundation to support its charitable and humanitarian projects.

  • Ajman Tourism teams up with Emirates Environmental Group for a better environment

    The Ajman Tourism Development Department (ATTD) has signed a memorandum of mutual cooperation with Emirates Environmental Group (EEG) to support the group’s ongoing campaign on environment protection and sustainable development.

  • Al Ansari Exchange donates AED 1 Million for Emirates Red Crescent Society’s ‘Yemen We Care’ campaign

    Al Ansari Exchange, the UAE-based foreign exchange and worldwide money transfer company, has announced a donation of AED 1 million to support the Emirates Red Crescent’s latest initiative – ‘Yemen We Care.’ The campaign is in line with the directives of H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE and H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. The philanthropic drive aims to help 10 million Yemeni citizens affected by the crisis.