UAE to host international humanitarian Summit in 2022

UAE to host international humanitarian Summit in 2022

The UAE will host next year in March, during Expo 2020, an international Summit to find appropriate solutions to some of the ongoing issues around the world.


The conference to take place March 30 will also focus on the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, and other issues related to racism, gender equality, women empowerment, intolerance and discrimination, announced state-run WAM news agency on Thursday.


Governmental, charitable, religious, and human rights institutions, intellectuals, artists, media professionals, cultural associations and the private sector are expected to discuss during the event current concerns that the world needs to address at Expo 2020 Dubai.

The summit will provide a platform to discuss the challenges of providing humanitarian assistance in crises, “in order to lead, coordinate, and put efforts toward assistance overseas responding to humanitarian crises, natural disasters and manmade disasters,” WAM said.

“The International Humanitarian Summit will play a major role in promoting and assisting international humanitarian organizations that can better people’s lives and save more lives,” it added.

The announcement coincided with World Humanitarian Day. It also came a day after Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, UAE vice president and Prime minister, and ruler of Dubai said that the Gulf country will grant Golden Visas to charity and humanitarian aid workers in recognition of their efforts and sacrifices.


The Arab country is one of the world leading donors. UAE, according to the Dubai ruler, has dedicated over Dhs320bn in humanitarian aid to recipients in 201 countries since its inception.

In the framework of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Arab country until July 2021, provided a total volume of humanitarian aids valued at 2,154 tons, including medical aid made up of respiratory and examination devices and PPE that reached beneficiaries in 135 countries around the world.

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