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Emirates Environmental Group completes last leg of ‘Clean Up UAE’ in Ras Al Khaimah

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RAS AL KHAIMAH, 17th December, 2021 (WAM) — After igniting the torch of a "Clean and Green" environment, in all the six emirates of the UAE, the 20th edition of "Clean Up UAE Campaign" organised by the Emirates Environmental Group (EEG), concluded the last leg in the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah on 16th December.

The "Clean Up UAE Campaign" was conducted under the patronage of the Ministry of Climate Change and the Environment, in close collaboration with the Ras Al Khaimah Public Services Department.

The event witnessed the involvement of more than 450 participants and the collection of more than 1.5 tonnes of waste. The total waste collected from all the seven Emirates was 30 tonnes by more than 8,150 participants who covered an area of 35 kilometres.

The opening ceremony began with speeches by the Co-Founder and Chairperson of EEG, Habiba Al Mar’ashi, followed by a welcome note from the Director-General of the Ras Al Khaimah Public Services Ahmad Al Hammadi.

Al Mar’ashi highlighted the milestone that the campaign had achieved. Launched in 2002, the campaign concluded its 20th cycle this year.

She said, "The journey is going on for 20 years. It contains the same message – that environmental protection is everyone’s responsibility. The campaign was able to celebrate the legacy of the Founding Father by honouring his vision and passion for a clean and green UAE. We affirm that in the Emirates Environment Group, we are very grateful for the visionary leadership of our country, which provided a unique, safe and healthy environment for all."

Appreciating the Ras Al Khaimah Public Services Department, she further said, "Partnership for achieving a positive impact is regarded highly in the EEG work culture. We are thankful to the Ras Al Khaimah Public Services Department for extending their much-needed support to make this event a grand success."

Al Hammadi reiterated the importance of effective partnerships during his speech. He further stated, "It gives me great pleasure to welcome you today to the "Clean Up UAE Campaign" in this beautiful area of Al Mazra. We are happy to collaborate with the Emirates Environmental Group in their national campaign, which aims to consolidate the concept of sustainability and maintain cleanliness in our society."

The Department of Public Services, under its Chairman, Sheikh Ahmed bin Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi is always keen to preserve the environment by organising and participating in awareness campaigns that speak of protecting the environment and the necessity of stopping littering.

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UAE leaders condole King Salman on death of Princess Seetah bint Jalawi bin Saud

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ABU DHABI, 22nd January, 2022 (WAM) — President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan sent a cable to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, King of Saudi Arabia, expressing his condolences and sincere sympathy over the death of Princess Seetah bint Jalawi bin Saud bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, sent similar cables to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques.

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Eight Security Council members condemn North Korea’s ballistic missile launch

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NEW YORK, 22nd January, 2022 (WAM) — The following is a joint statement as delivered by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, U.S. Representative to the United Nations, on behalf of Albania, Brazil, France, Ireland, Japan, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and the United States on North Korea:

"It was only last week that we stood at this podium to condemn the DPRK’s ballistic missile launch of January 5. The regime has conducted three additional ballistic missile launches since then, on January 11, January 14, and January 17 local time.

The DPRK has announced that it conducted the launches on four occasions in the last two weeks. The DPRK itself published photos that confirm the launch of ballistic missiles following all four launch events. And we know that DPRK missile launches that use ballistic missile technology violate Security Council resolutions.

These facts should not be in dispute. The DPRK’s unlawful behavior is a threat to international peace and security. These launches demonstrate the regime’s determination to pursue weapons of mass destruction and ballistic missile programs at all costs, including at the expense of its own people.

Albania, Brazil, France, Ireland, Japan, United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and the United States call on our fellow Council members to be unified in condemning the DPRK for its acts in violation of UN Security Council resolutions. It is this unity, in speech and action, that has helped in the past bring the DPRK to the negotiating table and could advance stability for the region and international community.

We urge the 1718 Committee to proactively support implementation of the Security Council resolutions addressing the DPRK. This includes sanctions designations for those contributing to the DPRK’s unlawful weapons programs, like those the United States proposed last week.

We also call on all Member States to implement Security Council resolutions, to which the Security Council unanimously agreed, and which calls on the DPRK to abandon its weapons of mass destruction and ballistic missile programs in a complete, verifiable, and irreversible manner. It is extremely important that Member States take the necessary steps to implement the sanctions in their jurisdictions, or risk providing a blank check for the DPRK regime to advance its weapons program.

We will continue to speak out against the DPRK’s destabilizing actions as affronts to regional and international peace and stability. We call on the DPRK to cease these unlawful actions and return to dialogue. We stand ready to support a meaningful return to engagement and diplomacy without preconditions. And we reaffirm our commitment to achieving lasting peace and stability in the region, and to the complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, in accordance with relevant Security Council resolutions."

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UAE condemns terrorist attack in Lahore

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ABU DHABI, 22nd January, 2022 (WAM) — The UAE has condemned the terrorist attack in the Pakistani city of Lahore, which killed of a number of people and left others injured.

In a statement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation emphasised that the UAE expresses its strong condemnation of these criminal acts, and its permanent rejection of all forms of violence and terrorism aimed at destabilising security and stability, while in contravention of all human values and principles.

The Ministry also expressed its sincere condolences to the victims' families of this heinous crime and wished the injured a speedy recovery.

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