New York: Reiterating its global leadership in combatting COVID-19 and supporting other nations to eradicate the Pandemic, the United Arab Emirates took stage at the 60th Session of the United Nations’ Commission for Social Development to highlight its ongoing efforts to aid countries across the world in COVID-19 recovery.
The UAE’s support provided since the dawn of the pandemic includes 2,000+ tons of supplies and nearly 200 medical assistance flights sent to 135 countries.
“The UAE looks forward to sharing its experience and best practices with the international community to ensure that our recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic is a comprehensive and sustainable process. While we will focus on the international community’s recovery from the impacts of this pandemic, we can also leave communities more prepared for future generations,” Ms. Buhumaid added.
Extending critical support to countries like Sudan, Guinea, Mauritania, Sierra Leone, Lebanon, Jordan, and Turkmenistan, the UAE carried out 196 medical assistance flights and facilitated setting up field hospitals for the sick in these countries.
The International Humanitarian City in Dubai was at the forefront of COVID-19 assistance by sending support to 117 nations. The country has also made a donation of $10 million to the World Health Organization.
During her address, Minister Buhumaid also pointed out the UAE government’s domestic response to the pandemic, which included numerous reforms aimed at making the government more agile with faster decision-making capabilities.
The country also reiterated its support for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) while further emphasizing on how it is providing high-quality educational services, creating job opportunities within its knowledge-based economy, and attracting innovation and talent.