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United Arab Emirates


Arab Media Award on Child Rights initiated to honour outstanding achievements
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, 30 June 2008 – A new annual award is being initiated this year to recognize media stories that accurately depict the situation of children and young people in the Arab nations of the Middle East.

UNICEF and Dubai Cares support quality education to break the cycle of poverty
NEW YORK, USA, 19 February 2008 – “If we want to champion prosperity and progress, we cannot ignore poverty,” His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, has said. “We should therefore emphasize the role of education as the most powerful weapon in breaking the vicious circle of poverty.”

Police boost AIDS campaign in Dubai
NEW YORK, USA, 20 February, 2006 – With help from the police, UNITE FOR CHILDREN  UNITE AGAINST AIDS has taken to the streets of Dubai.

Former camel jockeys reclaiming their lost childhood
NEW YORK, USA, 6 January 2006 – After passing through the final security check point at the international airport in Dubai, a group of Pakistani boys are going back home at long last. Like thousands of other children from poor countries they were sent by their parents – and sometimes even trafficked – to the United Arab Emirates to work as camel jockeys. Enduring harsh living conditions and long working hours were once their daily routines.

Emirates Airline donates one million frequent flyer miles to UNICEF
NEW YORK, 16 June 2005 – UNICEF Deputy Executive Director Rima Salah recently accepted a donation of one million Skywards Miles (frequent flyer miles) from Emirates, the international airline of the United Arab Emirates.

Dubai gives $100,000 cash injection for Djibouti immunization campaign
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, 1 July 2004 – UNICEF’s immunization campaign in Djibouti will benefit from a generous cash injection from Sultan Bin Sulayem, chairman of the Board of Dubai Aid City (a logistical facility supporting international humanitarian aid efforts).




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