Human Development Report 2007-2008 released in Abu DhabiNov 29, 2007 - 06:39 - WAM WAM Abu Dhabi, Nov 29th, 2007 (WAM): Minister of Environment and Water Dr. Mohammed Saeed Al Kindi reiterated UAE's commitment to the partnership with other countries of the world to face global economic and social challenges including the treat of climate change.
Al Kindi said that UAE will spare no effort to reduce the impacts of climate change in order to protect poor nations as well as the future of entire humanity from its consequences.
The minister made his remarks at a reception on Wednesday organised by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to release the Human Development Report (HDR) 2007-2008.
Al Kindi said that under the prudent leadership of President H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, his brother H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Vice-President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai and Their Highnesses the Supreme Council members and rulers of emirates, UAE has always helped to solve the economic and social problems facing the humanity. This included assistance for building infrastructure, education, healthcare and housing. The total foreign assistance from UAE constituted over 3.6 percent of its Gross Domestic Product, GDP, noted Al Kindi.