UAE to host global humanitarian summit at Expo 2020


The UAE government will host the International Humanitarian Summit on March 30, 2022 as part of the Expo 2020 Dubai. The event was launched on World Humanitarian Day, commemorated every Aug. 19.

The summit’s mission is to solve ongoing issues around the world, including COVID-19 challenges and the persisting issues of racism, gender inequality, intolerance and persecution.

It aims to bring together the international community of intellectuals, governmental institutions, human rights and philanthropic institutions, religious institutions, artists, media professionals, cultural associations and the private sector.

Dawood Al-Shezawi, secretary-general of the summit’s board of trustees, said: “The UAE policies put humanitarian and development work at the center, which is evident by the establishment of hundreds of humanitarian projects and institutions. Globally, the UAE plays a leading humanitarian role, dedicating resources and efforts to empowering communities and removing barriers to sustainable development.”

The International Humanitarian Summit will discuss issues including providing assistance overseas in response to current humanitarian crises, natural disasters and manmade disasters that have become larger, more complex, and could go on for years at a time.

Gender equality and women’s empowerment will also be explored to enable private organizations and governments in promoting an equal world. Sessions will focus on creating an inclusive environment for women and people of determination within society.

Utilizing the latest digital technology via Events10x, the International Humanitarian Summit will take place in the form of a hybrid event.

The UAE has made its mark at the forefront of countries in the world in providing services and humanitarian aid and helping those in need around the world.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, vice president, prime minister, and ruler of Dubai, recently announced that the UAE would offer “golden visas” to charity and humanitarian aid workers in recognition of their efforts and sacrifices.

The announcement to provide long-term residence visas was also made on World Humanitarian Day. (Source: Arab News)