29 December 2015

MICAD holds workshop on International Humanitarian Law

Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi, added that the UAE?s leading position in terms of official development assistance worldwide now requires further cooperation to enhance performance and maintain the advance status the UAE has reached in this field.


She explained that the ministry realises the importance of mobilising joint efforts between MICAD, donors, and strategic partners to ensure that the country continues to provide humanitarian and developmental support according to the highest international standards. She said that holding these courses is consistent with the ministry?s mission of achieving development at a global level in line with the UAE leadership?s guidance.


The workshop helped introduce participants to principles of international humanitarian law, its relationship to Islamic law and human rights, and the scope and means of its implementation. It also shed light on the leading role of the Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, and the Red Cross in this context.


Sheikha Lubna thanked the ERC for its effective role in rendering the workshop a success, and its commitment to achieving the desired goals.


The workshop saw the participation of 15 donors at the state level, including Ewaa shelters for victims of human trafficking, the Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Charity Foundation, H.H. Sheikh Sultan Bin Khalifa Al Nahyan Humanitarian and Scientific Foundation, Emirates Red Crescent, Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation, General Directorate of Abu Dhabi Police, Department of Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of the Interior Affairs, Union Defence Force, Sharjah Charity International, Ahmed bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation for Charitable Works, Al Maktoum Foundation, Al Rahma Charity Foundation, and Dubai Cares. /WAM