UAE: International Humanitarian Affairs Council Established

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UAE: International Humanitarian Affairs Council Established

Al Bayan, 4 January 2024: The UAE’s President has issued Federal Decree No. 202/2023 establishing an International Humanitarian Affairs Council.

It will report to the Chief of the Presidential Office and will be responsible for supervising all issues and matters related to international humanitarian affairs.

It will be chaired by the Head of the Office of Development Affairs and Families of Martyrs in the Presidential Office, His Highness Sheikh Theyab bin Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan,

Among other things the Council will be responsible for preparing and reviewing the general policy for international humanitarian affairs, general supervision of the international humanitarian affairs system, following up on the preparation and implementation of relevant plans, initiatives and projects, developing a future vision for international humanitarian affairs, determining general frameworks for its implementation by the relevant authorities and preparing the budget.

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Tanya Jain