The national laboratories of the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) have become the first in the Middle East and North Africa region to be accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS), the UK’s national accreditation body for organizations that provide certification, testing, inspection, and calibration services.

Citizens of Ras Al Khaimah (RAK), one of the seven emirates that make up the UAE, now have easier access to government services thanks to an expansion of the technology partnership between the Electronic Government Authority of Ras Al Khaimah (RAK e-Gov) and Avaya Holdings Corp. (NYSE: AVYA).

The Ministry of Health and Prevention “MOHAP” and Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, part of Mubadala's network of healthcare providers, signed an agreement to facilitate referral of patients from the Ministry's hospitals in Dubai and the Northern Emirates for critical and complex care. Under the agreement, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi will provide new therapeutic options in-line with the best international practices.

On Connect the World, CNN’s John Defterios spoke to the Minister of Cabinet Affairs and the Future of the United Arab Emirates Mohammed Al Gergawi.

Since 2012, experts in the field of government communication have been gathering every year in Sharjah, UAE, to discuss best practices and global success stories at the International Government Communication Forum (IGCF).