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Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, wife of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah, Chairperson of The Big Heart Foundation (TBHF) and Eminent Advocate for Refugee Children at (UNHCR), underscored that actors in the humanitarian sector need to be more than charitable and sympathetic; they must also be extremely passionate about human rights to be able do extraordinary work that can save lives and protect people in the time of their greatest need.

HRH Princess Lamia Bint Majed Al Saud, Secretary General of Alwaleed Philanthropies, chaired by His Royal Highness Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz AlSaud, has been appointed as the first ever Regional Goodwill Ambassador for the Arab States by the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) during a press conference at the tenth session of the World Urban Forum. UN-Habitat works in over 90 countries, supporting people in cities and human settlements for a better urban future.

The Pearl Initiative, the leading non-profit organisation working to promote increased transparency and corporate governance practices across the Gulf Region, has been awarded special consultative status by the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), making it the first private non-profit based in the UAE to be granted such status.

The Pearl Initiative, the leading business-led non-profit organisation promoting a culture of corporate transparency and accountability for the Gulf Region, and AQ&P, a strategic environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) consulting firm based in Dubai, have entered into a strategic cooperation agreement to collaborate on a programme of high importance to micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the Gulf Region.