As part of the UAE delegation, the Ministry of Finance, MoF, recently participated in the final two Finance and Central Banks’ Deputies, FCBD, meetings. The delegation included Ahmed Ali Al Sayegh, Minister of State and the UAE Sherpa, Younis Haji Al Khoori, Undersecretary of MoF, and Saeed Rashid Al Yateem, Assistant Under Secretary of Resource and Budget Sector at MoF. The meetings took place virtually and discussed progress with regards to the financial track, the communique, and the Sherpa track. Younis Haji Al Khoori indicated that MoF took part in drafting the communique, and supported this year’s financial track results and commitments, which included the call to continue the health and financial response through the G20 action plan – especially in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. MoF also praised the G20 for supporting countries in need and creating the necessary financial space to mitigate the pandemic’s repercussions. Al Khoori said: “The Ministry of Finance emphasises the importance of addressing the urgent issues on the G20 agenda, including the increasing need to confront legal, regulatory and supervisory issues related to cryptocurrencies and stable currencies. The ministry also calls for exploring ways to provide reliable data and performance measures for infrastructure assets, which will be geared towards better infrastructure development – including addressing financing gaps and digital transformation.” The first meeting included the G20 Finance and Central Banks’ Deputies in their sixth meeting this year, which was held from 11 to 16 November. Younis Haji Al Khoori as well as G20 Finance and Central Banks’ Deputies and representatives from the invited countries and international and regional organisations attended the meeting. The meeting discussed the Financial Track Leaders’ Communique, which reflects the main results of this year’s financial track work under the Saudi Presidency. The second meeting was held on November 19, and was attended by the G20 Finance Deputies and Sherpas; invited countries; and international and regional organisations. The G20 Finance Deputies and Sherpas had completed the joint financial statement and the Sherpa statement, and submitted them for review and approval by the G20 leaders during their virtual summit, scheduled on November 21-22 under the Saudi presidency. Source: WAM – Emirates News Agency As part of the UAE delegation, the Ministry of Finance, MoF, recently participated in the final two Finance and Central Banks’ Deputies, FCBD, meetings. The delegation included Ahmed Ali Al Sayegh, Minister of State and the UAE Sherpa, Younis Haji Al Khoori, Undersecretary of MoF, and Saeed Rashid Al Yateem, Assistant Under Secretary of Resource and Budget Sector at MoF. The meetings took place virtually and discussed progress with regards to the financial track, the communique, and the Sherpa track. Younis Haji Al Khoori indicated that MoF took part in drafting the communique, and supported this year’s financial track results and commitments, which included the call to continue the health and financial response through the G20 action plan – especially in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. MoF also praised the G20 for supporting countries in need and creating the necessary financial space to mitigate the pandemic’s repercussions. Al Khoori said: “The Ministry of Finance emphasises the importance of addressing the urgent issues on the G20 agenda, including the increasing need to confront legal, regulatory and supervisory issues related to cryptocurrencies and stable currencies. The ministry also calls for exploring ways to provide reliable data and performance measures for infrastructure assets, which will be geared towards better infrastructure development – including addressing financing gaps and digital transformation.” The first meeting included the G20 Finance and Central Banks’ Deputies in their sixth meeting this year, which was held from 11 to 16 November. Younis Haji Al Khoori as well as G20 Finance and Central Banks’ Deputies and representatives from the invited countries and international and regional organisations attended the meeting. The meeting discussed the Financial Track Leaders’ Communique, which reflects the main results of this year’s financial track work under the Saudi Presidency. The second meeting was held on November 19, and was attended by the G20 Finance Deputies and Sherpas; invited countries; and international and regional organisations. The G20 Finance Deputies and Sherpas had completed the joint financial statement and the Sherpa statement, and submitted them for review and approval by the G20 leaders during their virtual summit, scheduled on November 21-22 under the Saudi presidency. Source: WAM – Emirates News Agency As part of the UAE delegation, the Ministry of Finance, MoF, recently participated in the final two Finance and Central Banks’ Deputies, FCBD, meetings. The delegation included Ahmed Ali Al Sayegh, Minister of State and the UAE Sherpa, Younis Haji Al Khoori, Undersecretary of MoF, and Saeed Rashid Al Yateem, Assistant Under Secretary of Resource and Budget Sector at MoF. The meetings took place virtually and discussed progress with regards to the financial track, the communique, and the Sherpa track. Younis Haji Al Khoori indicated that MoF took part in drafting the communique, and supported this year’s financial track results and commitments, which included the call to continue the health and financial response through the G20 action plan – especially in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. MoF also praised the G20 for supporting countries in need and creating the necessary financial space to mitigate the pandemic’s repercussions. Al Khoori said: “The Ministry of Finance emphasises the importance of addressing the urgent issues on the G20 agenda, including the increasing need to confront legal, regulatory and supervisory issues related to cryptocurrencies and stable currencies. The ministry also calls for exploring ways to provide reliable data and performance measures for infrastructure assets, which will be geared towards better infrastructure development – including addressing financing gaps and digital transformation.” The first meeting included the G20 Finance and Central Banks’ Deputies in their sixth meeting this year, which was held from 11 to 16 November. Younis Haji Al Khoori as well as G20 Finance and Central Banks’ Deputies and representatives from the invited countries and international and regional organisations attended the meeting. The meeting discussed the Financial Track Leaders’ Communique, which reflects the main results of this year’s financial track work under the Saudi Presidency. The second meeting was held on November 19, and was attended by the G20 Finance Deputies and Sherpas; invited countries; and international and regional organisations. The G20 Finance Deputies and Sherpas had completed the joint financial statement and the Sherpa statement, and submitted them for review and approval by the G20 leaders during their virtual summit, scheduled on November 21-22 under the Saudi presidency. Source: WAM – Emirates News Agency FDF organises discussion session on World Children’s Day

– The Family Development Foundation, FDF, organised a remote session on the occasion of World Children’s Day, under the slogan, “The Children’s Council’s Plans for the Next Fifty Years.”

The session was attended by representatives of the United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF, the Early Childhood Authority and various government authorities, as well as children and their families, students, representatives of the Department of Education and Knowledge and FDF staff.

The four key pillars discussed at the event were the opportunities and challenges facing children in using digital applications, the “Youth and Family Council” and planning for the future, the effect of social media on family relations and social interactions between children and their families, and developing social skills within the family and the community.

Mariam Mohammed Al Rumaithi, Director-General of the FDF, said, “On 20th November, we celebrate the annual World’s Children Day, which was launched by the United Nations, UN, General Assembly in 1954 to ensure the wellness of children, guarantee their rights to life, health, education and play, provide them with decent family lives, protect them from violence and discrimination, ensure that they are not exploited and mistreated, protect them from neglect, homelessness and theft, and not expose them to physical, mental and emotional dangers.”

The UAE has always adhered to its human and ethical responsibilities towards children, who are suffering from deteriorating conditions around the world, she added, noting that the country has launched many humanitarian initiatives to help them overcome their dire conditions.

The country has also launched many regional campaigns that support children in Asia and Africa, and globally, it has ratified several international conventions, such as the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, which it joined in 2009, and the Arab Labour Convention No. 18 for 1996 on juvenile labour, she said in conclusion.

World Children’s Day was first established in 1954 as Universal Children’s Day and is celebrated on 20 November each year to promote international togetherness, awareness among children worldwide, and improving children’s welfare.

Since 1990, World Children’s Day also marks the anniversary of the date that the UN General Assembly adopted both the Declaration and the Convention on children’s rights.

offers each of an inspirational entry-point to advocate, promote and celebrate children’s rights, translating into dialogues and actions that will build a better world for children.

Source: WAM – Emirates News Agency