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Create a society for all

Sheikh Nahayan Bin Mabarak Al Nahayan.

Addressing all genders, faiths and backgrounds, and creating opportunities for determined people and marginalized communities are among the goals of Expo 2020 Dubai Tolerance and Inclusion Week as it seeks to create a society for all.

Taking place from November 14 to 20 and organized in association with the UAE Ministry of Tolerance and Coexistence, the week will spark conversations about how social spaces, physical environments and storytelling patterns can be rendered. more inclusive, with the aim of fostering multiculturalism and peace. coexistence.

His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Bin Mabarak Al Nahayan, Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence of the United Arab Emirates and Commissioner General of Expo 2020 Dubai, said: “Understanding and respect for different civilizations and cultures is essential to create a peaceful and prosperous society.

By hosting Tolerance and Inclusion Week as part of the UAE National Festival of Tolerance, Expo 2020 Dubai will bring together 192 nations as we seek to use the principles of coexistence, brotherhood, hope and joint action in the UAE and around the world, to create a better future. for all mankind.

Tolerance and Inclusion Week will open on November 14 with a ‘Design for All’ session, exploring how we can create inclusive workplaces and communities that meet and reflect individual needs and experiences, with an emphasis on determined people.

Coinciding with UNESCO’s International Day for Tolerance on November 16, Expo 2020 will host a number of important events, including a youth forum highlighting the creative and resilient capacities of young people of different nationalities and backgrounds, and the launch of the Global Alliance for Tolerance, a United Arab Emirates Initiative to make tolerance and peaceful coexistence an integral part of our lives.

Sheikh Nahayan will unveil the alliance at 1116 GST at a closed-door event taking place at the Italy Pavilion.

The unveiling will also be broadcast live as part of the Tolerance and Inclusivity Business Forum, co-hosted with Estonia and held at the Dubai Exhibition Center, which will focus on diversity and inclusion in the workplace, and how whose digital inclusion can remove barriers and help businesses. achieve sustainable growth.

On the same day, Italy’s pavilion will also host the Interfaith World Summit, where religious leaders of all faiths and around the world will discuss tackling intolerance and mitigating the effects of extremism.

Speakers include Her Excellency Marina Sereni, Italian Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs; His Eminence Dr Muhammad Al Duwaini, Deputy to the Grand Imam of Al Azhar; and His Excellency USG Miguel Angel Moratinos, High Representative of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations.

Throughout the week, social enterprises in the Expo Live Innovation Impact Grant program will showcase their innovative ideas for creating more inclusive societies – from skills upgrading and integration of migrants and refugees to digital tools that help connect and integrate people, removing barriers to employment.

The Expo Live Impact Series takes place November 15-19 at 4:00 p.m. at The Hub, The Good Place, and is an opportunity to hear from beneficiaries such as Picha Eats, a sustainable food company in Malaysia that trains refugee chefs and Danish start-ups. up Be My Eyes, an application that connects blind and partially sighted people with sighted volunteers.

Meanwhile, the World Majlis series tackles the theme from a variety of angles – from examining the role of art in promoting care for people and the planet in “Art for Good” on November 14, to the need to ” ensure technological progress that is human-centered and ethical. in ‘Digital Brain, Digital Morality’ on November 18.

Gender inclusion is at the center of the Women’s World Majlis at the Women’s Pavilion on November 17, which will explore how the UAE created its Ministry of Tolerance and Coexistence to encourage greater importance for women at the venue. work, and how this is particularly relevant in times of recovery, post-crisis.

Tolerance and Inclusion Week will end with “The Openness and the Path to Prosperity”, which is part of the Cultures in Conversation series organized by the Expo’s People and Planet program.

Held at the UAE Pavilion, it will look back on the UAE’s experience in inclusion, culture and education, through an intimate conversation between two of the country’s leading champions of cultural and public diplomacy, Dr Zaki Anwar Nusseibeh, Cultural Advisor to the President of the United Arab Emirates and Chancellor of the University of the United Arab Emirates, and Noura bint Mohammed Al Kaabi, Minister of Culture and Youth of the United Arab Emirates.

A series of cultural events – spanning music, dance and cinema – will bring the theme to life for visitors, who will also be able to explore tolerance, inclusiveness and cooperation at their own pace, with specially organized self-guided tours available through Expo 2020 app.

For example, the Breadth of Humanity journey encompasses key organizations and institutions around the site that promote equality and inclusiveness.

Tolerance and Inclusion Week is the fourth of 10 thematic weeks in the Expo 2020 People and Planet program, offering an exchange of inspiring new perspectives to tackle the greatest challenges and opportunities of our time.

New website at Expo: During a groundbreaking ceremony held at the Fazaa Pavilion, Expo 2020 Dubai, National Ambulance launched its new website

At the ceremony, the chairman of the board of directors of the emergency medical provider, Eng. Hussain Ahmad Al Harthi, Board Members Mohammad Al Nuaimi and Dr Andrew Walker, General Supervisor of the Fazaa Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai, Col. Dr Ali Bin Dhaen Al Ghafli and CEO Ahmed Al Hajeri.

This stage is the last achievement of the strategy of modernization and development of the National Ambulance.

The new website is supported by rich content and a wide range of features and interactive features. It enhances the National Ambulance’s digital presence by providing an essential and easy-to-use communication channel that aims to deliver the best user experience, meet their needs and increase their level of satisfaction.

On this occasion, Ing. Hussain Al Harthi said the UAE ranks first in regional and global indicators and ratings related to smart service delivery and digital transformation.

Looking forward to the next fifty years of excellence and distinguished achievement for the UAE has been a strong incentive for all public and private sectors to improve the quality of services and strive for the highest levels of customer satisfaction and happiness.

Ahmed Saleh Al Hajeri, CEO of National Ambulance, said: “National Ambulance is constantly striving to provide the best possible service to the community and works in one of the most vital sectors in the country.

This requires further strengthening our digital presence, which is why we have developed our new website which allows users to access new online services and offers an integrated communication and information platform for our customers and the community.

The new bilingual site has a modern layout and responsive design with improved multimedia content, improved navigation and smooth navigation, social media integration, electronic form submission which improves user experience.

In addition to providing comprehensive information about the national ambulance and its services, the new website includes new sections that allow users to request services electronically (including emergency medical coverage in the event of an event, non-emergency patient transport (PTS) service, clinical education and training, and provider registration) while allowing comments, suggestions and complaints to be filed.

The new website also includes a career portal, allowing potential recruits to view and apply for vacancies online, and will have content that raises awareness of essential first aid and other health issues important to the community.