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Environmental sustainability is at the heart of UAE's government policies.1 The UAE is extremely conscious of stabilizing greenhouse gas emissions, as well as developing policies to protect their natural resources.2 This commitment is further evidenced by the UAE hosting the headquarters of the International Renewable Energy Agency, which promotes renewable energy on a global scale.3 The UAE is committed to recognizing their responsibility to safeguard their natural resources. Clean technology is being instituted in many government and public buildings.4

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1 http://www.icao.int/Meetings/a38/Documents/WP/wp258_en.pdf
2-3 Ibid
4http://pacificidf.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Background-Info-Talking-Points_UAE-GG.pdf
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UAE News

U.S. News & World Report 
UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash talks during a news conference in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 24, 2017. REUTERS/Abdel Hadi Ramahi Reuters. By Aziz El Yaakoubi. DUBAI (Reuters) - A senior United Arab Emirates official ... See more..
Aljazeera.com 
HRW and AP said the UAE financed, armed and trained Yemeni forces that have arbitrarily detained, forcibly disappeared, tortured and abused dozens of people during security operations in the southern governorates of Aden and Hadramawt. See more..
BBC News 
Eight princesses from the UAE have been convicted of human trafficking and degrading treatment of their servants by a Brussels court. They were given 15-month suspended jail terms and ordered to pay €165,000 (£145,000; $185,000) each, with half the ... See more..
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Public sector workers will get an even longer break, and the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources has announced that Eid al-Fitr holiday for federal ministries and authorities in the UAE will begin on Saturday June 24, and work will ... See more..
Aljazeera.com 
In a statement released on Thursday, Amnesty called for an urgent investigation after a news report from the Associated Press news agency alleged that the UAE financed, armed and trained Yemeni forces responsible for grave human rights violations ... See more..
Khaleej Times 
Hot and hazy weather will continue in the UAE over the coming days, according to the National Centre for Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS). See more..
The Guardian 
Alex Underhill, 25, fell and hit his head while trekking with a friend in desert heat on Jebel Jais. See more..
Khaleej Times 
His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, will perform Eid Al Fitr prayer, at the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi. A number of Sheikhs, ministers ... See more..
gulfnews.com 
GENEVA: The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) has unanimously passed a draft resolution tabled by the UAE on the girls' right to education during the ongoing 35th session of the Council in Geneva. So far, 80 states have adopted the draft ... See more..
CBS News 
A spokesperson for the State Department said, in an unusually direct prodding, that the Trump administration was "mystified" as to why it took so long for the UAE and the Saudis to draft the demands, which suggested a political rather than security ... See more..
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Geography

Middle East, bordering the Gulf of Oman and the Persian Gulf, between Oman and Saudi Arabia
Area

Total 83,600 sq km
Land 83,600 sq km
Water 0 sq km

Climate

desert; cooler in eastern mountains
Natural Resources

petroleum, natural gas ;
Natural Hazards

frequent sand and dust storms
Current Environmental Issues

lack of natural freshwater resources compensated by desalination plants; desertification; beach pollution from oil spills

Demographics

Nationality
Emirati
Population
5,473,972 (July 2013 est.)
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Finances

The UAE has an open economy with a high per capita income and a sizable annual trade surplus. Successful efforts at economic diversification have reduced the portion of GDP based on oil and gas output to 25%. Since the discovery of oil in the UAE more than 30 years ago, the country has undergone a profound transformation from an impoverished region of small desert principalities to a modern state with a high standard of living. The government has increased spending on job creation and infrastructure expansion and is opening up utilities to greater private sector involvement. In April 2004, the ...See More UAE signed a Trade and Investment Framework Agreement with Washington and in November 2004 agreed to undertake negotiations toward a Free Trade Agreement with the US; however, those talks have not moved forward. The country's Free Trade Zones - offering 100% foreign ownership and zero taxes - are helping to attract foreign investors. The global financial crisis, tight international credit, and deflated asset prices constricted the economy in 2009. UAE authorities tried to blunt the crisis by increasing spending and boosting liquidity in the banking sector. The crisis hit Dubai hardest, as it was heavily exposed to depressed real estate prices. Dubai lacked sufficient cash to meet its debt obligations, prompting global concern about its solvency. The UAE Central Bank and Abu Dhabi-based banks bought the largest shares. In December 2009 Dubai received an additional $10 billion loan from the emirate of Abu Dhabi. Dependence on oil, a large expatriate workforce, and growing inflation pressures are significant long-term challenges. The UAE's strategic plan for the next few years focuses on diversification and creating more opportunities for nationals through improved education and increased private sector employment. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$275.8 billion (2012 est.); $265.4 billion (2011 est.); $252.3 billion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

37% of GDP (2012 est.); 37.4% of GDP (2011 est.); 32.1% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

dates, vegetables, watermelons; poultry, eggs, dairy products; fish
Industries

petroleum and petrochemicals; fishing, aluminum, cement, fertilizers, commercial ship repair, construction materials, some boat building, handicrafts, textiles