International Humanitarian City Strategy launched

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International Humanitarian City Strategy launched

International Humanitarian City Strategy launched

(Dubai) – His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai, has launched the 2015 – 2021 strategy for the International Humanitarian City at its headquarters in Dubai.
The special launch ceremony was graced by the presence of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, and H.H. Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai.
The launch comes at a critical time for humanitarian efforts worldwide, while also mirroring the evolution of Dubai and the UAE. The International Humanitarian City aims to become a leader that champions humanitarian efforts through innovation and cooperation, pioneering the way as the world’s very first humanitarian logistical hub.
Ban Ki-Moon, Secretary General of the United Nations, gave a recorded message expressing his sincere gratitude to His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE; and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum for their exceptional humanitarian accomplishments. He also praised the UAE for its prominent role and its commitment to work with the UN while providing vital logistical and financial support. He went on to reiterate the UN’s support for the International Humanitarian City.
Established in 2003 by H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, the IHC has grown to become the world’s largest and busiest logistics hub for humanitarian aid with UN agencies and other NGOs and commercial entities as members.
(Courtesy WAM)