The Friends of Breastfeeding Association of the Health Education Department at the Supreme Council for Family Affairs, honoured yesterday 40 mothers from different nationalities, in recognition of their key role, in terms of giving their children the best possible start to life, through their keenness on breastfeeding.

For the first time in the UAE, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF), in collaboration with Alliance Francaise and the French Business Council, is hosting “Healing Wounds”, a photo exhibition highlighting the stories of patients treated at the MSF Reconstructive Surgery Hospital in Amman, Jordan. The hospital was set up in 2006 in response to the high numbers of severely injured people MSF saw during the Iraq war. Since then the hospital has grown to serve patients from across the region, including Syria, Palestine and Yemen.

Today, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) —a global animal welfare and conservation non-profit organization—unveils its bold new brand, including a new logo and website. These changes come at a critical moment when awareness and action, from both experts and everyday people, is critical to save animals, people and the planet.

On the occasion of the World No Tobacco Day which falls on Friday, May 31, 2019, the Anti‐Smoking International Alliance, a non‐governmental organization, financed by voluntary contribution and registered in the United Kingdom as a charity devoted to promoting smoke‐free environment worldwide, and Smokenders Middle East, a comprehensive online or face to face program that teaches smokers to quit while they smoke, present an ultimate opportunity for smokers seeking to quit through a free spirometry test and a special rate on Smokenders program.

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), has today launched the Global Commission on the Geopolitics of Energy Transformation, with the support of the governments of Germany, Norway and the United Arab Emirates. The Commission will examine the immediate and longer-term geopolitical implications of global energy transformation driven by large scale-up of renewable energy in the context of global efforts to tackle climate change and advance sustainable development. The Commission will be chaired by Mr. Olafur Grimsson, the former President of Iceland.

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