A UAE parliamentary delegation

On October 17thall IPU statutory bodies, including the Governing Council, Standing Committees, Committees on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians and on Middle East Questions, as well as the Forum of Women Parliamentarians and the Forum of Young MPs, met on this occasion. The assembly addressed a number of issues, including the election of the President and Vice-Presidents of the 141st Assembly; a general debate on the theme Strengthening international law: parliamentary roles and mechanisms, and the contribution of regional cooperation; achieving universal health coverage by 2030: The role of parliaments in ensuring the right to health; reports of the Standing Committees on Peace and International Security; sustainable development, finance and trade; and United Nations affairs. On the domestic level the delegates said the UAE is efficiently investing in establishing a sophisticated, high-quality infrastructure that ensures the country maintains its competitiveness across all global indices.

They highlighted the UAE’s crisis management strategy implemented through the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA), saying that countering challenges requires sound strategic planning, strong media discourse, awareness and full participation of all sections of society to eradicate them.

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