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Sharjah Ruler receives UN dignitaries at AUS
His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qassimi, Supreme Council Member, Ruler of Sharjah and President of American University of Sharjah (AUS), received United Nations dignitaries at his American University of Sharjah office on Monday, January 18, 2016.
The visiting United Nations dignitaries included His Royal Highness Sultan Nazrin Shah, Sultan of the State of Perak in Malaysia and Co-Chair of the UN High-Level Panel on Humanitarian Financing appointed by the UN Secretary General; Kristalina Georgieva, European Commission President for Budget and Human Resources, and Co-Chair of the High-Level Panel on Humanitarian Financing; Filippo Grandi, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees; and Stephen O'Brien, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs.
The delegation was part of a United Nations event that took place in Dubai on Sunday, January 17, 2016 for the launch of the UN High-Level Panel on Humanitarian Financing's comprehensive report, which will be used to structure the agenda of this year's major World Humanitarian Summit. The report was launched in the presence of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon.
The members of the UN high-level panel presented Sheikh Dr. Sultan with a copy of report, entitled Too important to fail - addressing the humanitarian financing gap.Highlighting that the emirate continues to make humanitarian efforts, His Highness explained that humanitarian programs overseen by his wife, Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammad Al Qasimi, Chairperson of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs and UNHCR Eminent Advocate for Refugee Children, help people in need in different countries.
The ruler added that humanitarian and charity work in the emirate includes direct assistance and services and also empowers people to rely on themselves.
Sheikh Sultan presented the UN officials with a memento shield and copies of books authored by him.