UAE Pledges Over $8m To UN Development Funds
The UAE recently pledged $8.324 million in donations to a number of UN development funds and programmes for 2016.
The announcement was made in a statement during the United Nations Pledging Conference, which was held in New York with the attendance of representatives of donor countries, reaffirming the UAE’s commitment to supporting the organisation’s development activities.
Of the amount donated by the UAE for 2016, a total of $5 million will go to the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, with $500,000 dollars of this amount dedicated to counter violence within the context of the Security Council Resolution on Women, Peace and Security, and $1.8 million to the core budget of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East, UNRWA. Details