UN experts urge United Arab Emirates to release terminally ill woman to live her last days ‘in dignity’

United Nations independent human rights experts on Tuesday urged the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to release from detention a terminally ill woman who they say has been “reportedly subjected to inhuman and degrading treatment” so that she can “live her last days of life, in dignity”.

News in Brief 30 March 2017 (AM)

UN official strongly condemns “heinous” terrorist attack in Iraq

A suicide bombing in Iraq on Wednesday has been strongly condemned by the senior UN official in the country.

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Social media a “powerful channel” for space industry

Space exploration is the story of “very passionate people that do ground-breaking stuff” and is not only about rockets and satellites, according to a social media specialist who works in the industry.

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Space-based information saving lives on Earth

Satellite imagery, global navigation systems and other applications developed for space exploration are being used by the United Nations to help countries save lives on Earth.

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Change STEM education to benefit women: NASA official

Changing the way science and mathematics are taught could help increase the number of women employed in the aerospace industry, according to a senior adviser with the United States space agency, NASA.

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Developing countries look to Dubai for “inspiration”

Developing nations are looking to Dubai for “inspiration” on how to make the UN global agenda for sustainable development a reality, the Director of the UN South-South Cooperation has said.

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“Huge impact” of climate change in UAE

Climate change could have a “huge impact” on the United Arab Emirates, according to a senior negotiator from the Gulf state who is currently attending the COP21 climate talks in Paris.

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First woman Speaker of Parliament elected in Arab world

The Arab world has elected its first-ever woman Speaker of Parliament.

Dr Amal Al Qubaisi has been elected as Speaker of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Parliament, making her the first-ever woman Speaker of an Arab national parliament.

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Investing in gender equality

More money must be spent in key areas such as education and health care in order to enhance gender equality, says the United Arab Emirates’ ambassador to the UN.

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Clean energy is possible for every country: UAE

Every country in the world can achieve the goal of using clean energy, according to the ambassador of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to the United Nations.

The use of fossil fuels is responsible for the emissions of greenhouse gases that cause global warming and climate change.

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