September 22, 2020: To coincide with the 75th session of the UN General Assembly – and the SDG Business Forum – the World Gold Council has published a report entitled Gold Mining’s Contribution to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
The report outlines how leading gold mining companies are making a significant contribution towards the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The report includes 39 case studies on how members of the World Gold Council are bringing about positive change across four thematic areas: global partnerships; social inclusion; economic development; and responsible operations, energy and the environment.
Examples of the commitments the gold mining industry has made towards sustainable strategies include:
• Global partnership: ......read more
CLYMB™ is now officially home to the world’s largest indoor skydiving wind tunnel and world’s tallest indoor artificial climbing wall.
18 August 2020: CLYMB™ Abu Dhabi, the new sports and leisure attraction on Yas Island, is awarded with two GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ titles for the world’s largest indoor skydiving wind tunnel at 10 meters (32 feet) in diameter and 54.6 m (179.2ft) high and the world’s tallest indoor artificial climbing wall reaching 42.16 m (138ft).
Launched on November 29, 2019, CLYMB™ Abu Dhabi provides guests with a unique experience, taking them to record-breaking heights. The two attractions are suitable for visitors of all ages and skills, with highly trained instructors taking visitors through safety tips and techniques before introducing ......read more
• Qatar Post experiences record high deliveries consisting of essential mail and delivery items including medications and government documents in addition to regular shipments
• Qatar Post has successfully created alternative and innovative delivery services and solutions to aid both government and commercial partners
• The recently launched medicine delivery service has already witnessed over 80,000 deliveries per month during the pandemic
• Over 4,300 packages have been delivered safely via Qatar Post Global Priority and Freight Forwarding services alone
• Connected.qa has seen a 60 per cent increase in shipments
Doha-Qatar – 18 August 2020: Qatar Post, the national provider of postal services, continues to offer reliable, timely and ......read more
The national carrier of the State of Qatar partners with Qatar Charity and Monoprix Qatar to enable citizens and residents of Qatar to donate supplies
The scheme was first launched to Qatar Airways employees and has been extended to members of the public in Qatar
Qatar Airways employees and Ali Bin Ali Holding donated more than 45 tonnes of essential supplies that were shipped to Beirut yesterday
10 August 2020 - Doha, Qatar – Qatar Airways in partnership with Qatar Charity and Monoprix Qatar - member of Ali Bin Ali Holding, has launched an aid programme that will enable to citizens and residents of Qatar to donate food and other essential supplies to Lebanon following the tragic events in Beirut last week.
Until 11 August, Qatar citizens and residents can purchase items from Monoprix Qatar’s store on Talabat ......read more
Pandora and brand Muse Halima Aden unite in support of UNICEF, as the Marley family reimagine iconic anthem One Love for global fundraising appeal.
July 16, 2020: Model and activist Halima Aden has come together with Pandora in support of UNICEF’s One Love initiative, to reimagine a world fit for all children. With the goal of preventing the COVID-19 pandemic becoming a lasting crisis for the world’s most vulnerable children, Pandora will match every dollar donated through One Love up to the value of US$1 mil-lion.
Members of the Marley family are re-recording the late Bob Marley’s iconic anthem One Love in support of UNICEF. Tuff Gong International and Amplified Music will release a new version of the seminal song on 17 July with all proceeds from the song and related activi-ties directly ......read more
Qatar - May 09, 2020: As an implementation for the provisions of the law No. 24 for the year2017 on National Address, and Minister of Interior decree No. 96 of 2019 on implementing certain provisions of the above law, the Ministry of Interior urges the HR / Admin Managers of the public and private companies and Establishments to remind their all employees including workers, who didn’t register in the National Address until now, to register their national address before 26 July 2020 through the application of the Ministry of Interior 'Metrash2' or its website (www.moi.gov.qa), in order to avoid the violator of the above law any legal consequences.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 26, 2020: The Public Relations Department of the Ministry of Interior is pleased to send you an awareness poster on "Forms of Gatherings Banned by the Power of the Law as per the decision by H.E Prime Minister and Minister of Interior to prevent the spread of Corona Virus disease Covid-19" in various languages such as Arabic, English, Hindi, Urdu, Nepalese, Malayalam and Sinhalese.
We kindly request you to strictly follow the instructions in the attached poster and to forward the same to maximum numbers of people in your contact list including your friends, colleagues, relatives and employees of your organizations and companies in order to reach its benefit to maximum people.
Doha, Qatar, 19th February 2020 – Alfardan Group recently signed a partnership agreement with Qatar Foundation for the inauguration of the Group’s ‘Tariqi’ program. In celebration of the partnership, Sheikh Salman Bin Hassan Al-Thani, Chief Financial Officer of Qatar Foundation, led Mr. Omar Hussain Alfardan, President and CEO of Alfardan Group, on a tour of Qatar Foundation Headquarters. The tour was also attended by the management of both organizations
The agreement paves the way for Alfardan Group to join hands with Qatar Foundation in their shared vision of developing the human capital of Qatar through ‘Tariqi’; a sponsorship program dedicated to funding students from all around the world to complete their undergraduate studies in Qatar. Tariqi is the manifestation of Alfardan ......read more
Doha, Qatar, 02 February 2020: Qatar Post supported the mission of Al Shabhana Association, a non-profit organization fighting deforestation in Qatar, by planting trees in the open areas of Qatar Post Headquarters.
The event, entitled ‘Qatar Post for Sustainable Development – Afforestation Campus Qatar’ witnessed a number of “Prosopis” trees being planted. The Prosopis, which is one of the most common small trees in Qatar, is an ideal plant for the desert environment.
Qatar Post officials and volunteers were joined by environmentalists from various organizations, namely: Mr. Meshal Al-Shamari and Ms. Shireen Obediat, Director and Events and Marketing Officer respectively at Qatar Green Building Council (QGBC), Mr. Hamoda Youssef, Head ......read more
Youth learn about Generation Amazing football for development methodology for social change
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 23, 2019: The first edition of the Generation Amazing Festival 2019 has concluded successfully at Qatar Foundation Oxygen Park, bringing together a generation of young leaders gathered for the common purpose of using the power of football to inspire social change in their communities. This year’s festival was the first of its kind in Qatar, celebrating social inclusion and promoting gender equality as part of Generation Amazing’s mandate of using football to support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the Qatar National Vision 2030.
The closing ceremony of the GA Festival 2019 was attended by H.E. Hassan Al Thawadi, Secretary General of the ......read more
Partnership with Hullwiper to meet demand for safe, eco-friendly hull cleaning
Ras Laffan, Qatar, 23 December 2019 – GAC Qatar is joining forces with HullWiper Ltd in preparation to launch its hull cleaning solution at the Qatari port of Ras Laffan in early 2020 to meet growing demand for safe, eco-friendly hull cleaning solutions. GAC Qatar is the only company to have been granted a license by the country’s Environment Ministry to operate hull cleaning equipment in its waters.
Daniel Nordberg, GAC Qatar Managing Director, says: “GAC has always been a maritime services pioneer. We are always looking for ways to innovate, add value to our customers, and at the same time, operate in an environmentally-conscious and sustainable manner. Bringing HullWiper to Qatar is yet another initiative ......read more
For the second consecutive year
Doha, Qatar – 19 December 2018: As a part of Qatar National Day celebrations, Bedaya Center for Entrepreneurship and Career Development, a joint initiative by Qatar Development Bank (QDB) and Silatech, for the second consecutive year is participating through four entrepreneurial projects that are part of the “Young Entrepreneur – Al Tajer Al Saghir” program at the specially designed Souq Waqif area in Darb Al Saai.
“Young Entrepreneur – Al Tajer Al Saghir” program has been curated by the Center for entrepreneurs in the age group of 10 to16 years old.
The Center worked relentlessly to provide this platform to all young entrepreneurs who were willing to be part of this initiative by promoting this excellent ......read more
Doha, Qatar, 12 November 2019: Qatar Post has successfully received ISO 27001:2013 certification for its implementation of Information Security Management System (ISMC), boosting customer confidence with its robust new protective measures of personal and commercial records.
ISO 27001:2013 is an international recognized framework that helps organizations become more resilient and responsive to information security threats.
Faleh Al Naemi, chairman and managing director of Qatar Post, said:
“This award is more evidence that Qatar Post is meeting rigorous international standards in ensuring confidentiality, integrity, and availability of data contained with us. At Qatar Post we understand the importance of trust and security, especially when working with personal and ......read more
September 24, 2019: This Ramadan, The Body Shop collaborated with Dubai Cares to raise funds via its outlets, which will be used by Dubai Cares to support children and youth’s education through the refurbishment and construction of education facilities in developing countries. Dubai Cares is playing a key role in achieving the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4 goal which aims to ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning by 2030.
The Body Shop has always believed that business can be used as a “Force for good” and thanks to Dubai Cares and every individual who supported this cause with their big-hearted contribution, the company has been able to bring hope to underserved children and youth.
Quote From The Body Shop:
The Body Shop globally operates with a clearly ......read more
In Collaboration with Qatar Charity
It’s ‘Back to School’ season – Donate and win vouchers from Doha Festival City participating retailers.
Doha, Qatar – 21 August 2019: Doha Festival City, Qatar’s unique and world-class retail, entertainment and dining destination is launching its ‘Back to School’ season with a community initiative in collaboration with Qatar Charity.
Shoppers are invited to donate new school backpacks including items such as pencil cases, stationery and more, in a giant backpack, located opposite to Monoprix store on the Ground Floor, from 22 to 30 August. After donating, shoppers will receive vouchers worth up to QAR 50 to be spent in participating stores at Doha Festival City. Customers can register themselves, donate and receive gift cards from ......read more
Doha, 26 June, 2019: As part of its commitment towards Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Senior Deputy Group President & CEO of QIC Group, Mr. Ali S. AlFadala inaugurated the newly established orphan accommodation for Dreama. Last year QIC Group collaborated with Dreama to provide sponsorship for quality housing refurbishment for orphans.
QIC Group has been engaging in many CSR collaborations that make significant developments in the fields of human and social development. Evolving with the trends that underpin the changing CSR landscape in Qatar, QIC Group has been involved in various activities that contribute to the advancement of the society, including cultural, social and human values that create scalable impact.
Today CSR is considered an integral pillar for achieving sustainable development; not ......read more
EAA’s partnership with Qatar TV scales the nationwide fundraising campaign
Campaign donations reach QAR 15M of commitments to global education efforts
Doha, Qatar, June 23, 2019: Launched in May 2019 in the spirit of the Holy Month of Ramadan, Education Above All (EAA) Foundation’s nationwide fundraising campaign, under the theme “No Child Left Out”, has garnered overwhelming support from donors in Qatar. EAA’s “No Child Left Out” slew of projects and initiatives assist marginalised and impoverished children accessing quality and baseline education, indiscriminately of their geographical and socioeconomic barriers, offering them logistical, technical and psychosocial support in the process.
On the heels of this fundraising campaign, a total of 15 million QAR ......read more
Doha, Qatar, 22 June 2019: UCL Qatar is inviting applicants from around the world to apply for its third prestigious Academic Fellowship Programme, as part of the University’s continuing effort to attract and develop international research in Qatar.
As part of the initiative, UCL Qatar will host several outstanding Visiting Fellows who will contribute to enhancing the teaching and research profile of the institution, following the university’s commitment to offering research-led teaching excellence. The Fellows will also help to further expand the intellectual community of UCL, their partners in Education City and the State of Qatar at large.
Visiting Fellows will conduct their own research in Qatar and will collaborate with UCL Qatar’s staff and students on various teaching and research ......read more
Doha, Qatar, 08 June 2019: In the spirit of the Holy Month, Al Meera Consumer Goods Company QSC (Al Meera) launched a host of initiatives and events bringing together both employees and local community members to spread and share the joy of Ramadan.
In partnership with the Qatar Cancer Society, Al Meera shared the Ramadan experience with on-the-road fasters, distributing Iftar boxes across traffic signals in Qatar’s central locations and areas to fasting drivers and workers.
Similarly, Al Meera employees also engaged in distributing iftar boxes through its selected branches and main intersections.
In celebration of their collective efforts and spirit of togetherness in driving the group’s success and growth over the past year, Al Meera managers and employees across branches gathered for annual ......read more
Doha, Qatar, Jun 2, 2019: Under the umbrella of its humanitarian and continuous commitment to Qatari society, Al Khaliji Commercial Bank (al khaliji) P.Q.S.C., Qatar’s next generation bank, has announced its donation support of the Qatar Cancer Society (QSC), a non-profit organization working under the Regulatory Authority for Charitable Activities toward awareness around cancer and cancer prevention in Qatar.
On behalf of al khaliji, Mr. Nawaf Telfat, the bank’s Head of SMEs (small-to-medium enterprises), presented a donation cheque to Mr. Ammar Al-Mashhadani the head of Public Relation Department, from the Qatar Cancer Society. The donation funds were raised through a campaign launched by al khaliji during Ramadan, strengthening the bank’s social bonds with and rallying customers behind its charitable work in ......read more
Cabinet to administer world’s first virtual ministry
Qatar - April 24, 2019: His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, launched the world’s first virtual “Ministry of Possibilities” to incubate and develop radical solutions to government’s most pressing problems.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum directed to start working on a number of pressing national programs in the first phase, in the form of four time-bound departments: Department of Anticipatory Services, Department of Behavioral Rewards, Department of UAE Talent and Department of Government Procurement.
The “Ministry of Possibilities” represents the next generation of government practices and oversees top-priority national portfolios that ......read more
Doha, Qatar, 29 January, 2019: Building on the momentum of its preceding three editions of Government Procurement and Contracting Conference & Exhibition ‘MOUSHTARAYAT’, QDB announced that preparations for the fourth ‘MOUSHTARAYAT’ are at an advanced stage, which is scheduled to take place for 3 days, beginning on March 31 and ends on April 02, in collaboration with the Ministry of Finance, and in partnership with the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MOCI) and the Public Works Authority (Ashghal), during a press conference held yesterday, at QDB main building.
The Government Procurement and Contracting Conference & Exhibition ‘MOUSHTARAYAT,’ welcomes members of the private sector, particularly small and medium enterprises (SME), to attend and participate in a wide range of ......read more
22 January 2019; Dubai, UAE:
The Cabinet of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) announced that the issuance of long-term residence permits for investors, outstanding students, foreign nationals with exceptional talents, and similarly-situated foreign nationals, as determined by the UAE government, will begin on 3 February 2019.
Categories of applicants
A five-year residence permit will be available to the following categories of foreign nationals:
• Investors in the UAE real estate market;
• Entrepreneurs and up to three executives working for the qualifying entrepreneur;
• Exceptional students; and
• Spouses and children of the above ......read more
supported by Qatar Fund For Development (QFFD)
Doha, Qatar, December 18, 2018: Education Above All (EAA) Foundation is pleased to announce its participation at Doha Forum to reflect its commitment towards humanitarian cause. During the Forum, and as part of its strategic commitment, EAA signed an agreement with the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) on Humanitarian Assistance for Strengthened Access to Data on Education in Emergencies, Conflict and Insecurity supported by Qatar Fund For Development (QFFD). The signing ceremony took place on December 16, 2018, in the presence of HE Mr. Khalifa bin Jassim Al-Kuwari, Director General of the Qatar Development Fund and a number of representatives of various entities.
This is the second consecutive year of collaboration between EAA ......read more
Qatar, December 12, 2018: Education Above All (EAA) Foundation announced the efforts to build a global consensus on recognising the academic credentials of migrants and refugee children at the 2018 Global Education Meeting.
As representatives from around the world gather to discuss progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals, EAA has announced a global initiative to develop ......read more
Doha, Qatar, November 22, 2018: Education Above All (EAA) Foundation’s Programme Reach Out To Asia (ROTA) launched today the second edition of MENA Youth Capacity building in Humanitarian Action (MCYHA) 2018 training, at the Qatar National Convention Center (QNCC), sponsored by Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD).
The opening ceremony started with a motivational speech ......read more
Doha, Qatar – November 13, 2018 – Journalists from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting discussed their experience reporting on issues that have a global impact and may be controversial to cover to students at Northwestern University in Qatar.
Ian James, a reporter for The Arizona Republic, and Sharron Lovell, visual journalist and an educator based in Beijing, ......read more
Doha, Qatar, October 18, 2018: Education Above All (EAA) Foundation, through its programme Al Fakhoora, is excited to announce its partnership with Qatar University for “Dynamic Futures Qatar”, which is acclaimed as the first scholarship programme of its kind in the State of Qatar. The signing ceremony took place at Qatar University on October 15, 2018.
The ......read more
Doha, 14th October 2018: Under the mandate of the Ministry of Interior, State of Qatar, the first Qatar Visa Center (QVC) was inaugurated by His Excellency Dr. Rashid bin Shafea Al-Marri, ambassador of the State of Qatar in Colombo last Thursday.
On behalf of Qatari government, opening ceremony was attended by Muhammad Hassan Al Obaidali, Assistant Undersecretary for Labor ......read more
Joint programme between global foundation, Education Above All (EAA) and the Islamic Solidarity Fund for Development (ISFD), join forces at UNGA for major announcement set to diversify the way education is financed.
Qatar - Doha, 29 September 2018 – EAA, and the ISFD’s out-of-school programme set to transform the way that low-income countries can access loan ......read more
Doha, Qatar, August 11, 2018: Education Above All (EAA) Foundation’s (EAA) moving exhibition “Reaching 10 Million Out of School Children” has landed at Hamad International Airport (HIA). The exhibit marks the achievement of securing commitments to enrol 10 million out of school children in 50 countries around the world. The exhibition is taking place in the departure’s ......read more
Doha, Qatar – June 14, 2018: In keeping with the spirit of sharing during the holy month of Ramadan and as part of its community and charity activities, Sealine Beach, a Murwab Resort, recently distributed iftars to motorists driving back to Doha from Mesaieed and those heading to the resort from Al Wakrah.
Various members of the resort's team came together to ......read more
29 May 2018, Doha, Qatar - Education Above All (EAA) Foundation’s programme, Reach Out to Asia (ROTA), has launched its Ramadan 2018 Project "Sharing Hope", bringing together male and female local volunteers to support vulnerable communities in Qatar, in line with the principles of community service and giving back during the holy month of Ramadan.
ROTA ......read more
Doha, Qatar, May 26, 2018: Education Above All (EAA) Foundation recently held a reception at the opening of its ‘Reaching 10 Million Out of School Children’ exhibition at the W Hotel Doha, in the presence of a number of ambassadors, to mark a major milestone in its work to empower 10 million marginalised and vulnerable children around the world.
After the moving ......read more
Doha, Qatar, May 21, 2018: Education Above All (EAA) Foundation has launched a country-wide fundraising campaign during the holy month of Ramadan to provide the world’s most impoverished and marginalized children, youth and women a quality education, as around 263 million children and youth are out of school today, according to UNESCO.
The Ramadan campaign was announced ......read more
Qatar, May 21, 2018: Our Safety in Ramadan
Achieving general safety during the holy month of Ramadan is one of the very important matter, weather it is in the home, or workplace or markets or on the road etc.,
Ensuring the availability of a functioning fire extinguisher in the houses and workplaces, perfect knowledge on best mode of its usage, good electrical ......read more
On May 10 2018, the annual Quest Gala 2018 dinner was held at the Palazzo Ballroom, Marsa Malaz Kempinski, The Pearl-Doha, which raised a total of QAR 1,070,000 through a public auction of 11 valued art pieces by some of Qatar’s leading philanthropists, art collectors and high-profile artists, who attended the ceremony. The event was supported by a number of official sponsors, including ......read more
Doha, May 8, 2018: Education Above All (EAA) Foundation through its programme, Reach Out to Asia (ROTA), held the largest annual International Education and Resource Network (iEARN) Qatar 2018 Open House on April 24 at Hamad Bin Khalifa University-Student Center, under the patronage of Qatar Chemical and Petrochemical Marketing and Distribution Company (Muntajat) Q.J.S.C.
Organised ......read more
World leaders celebrated major milestone in empowering 10 million marginalized out of school children through quality education.
Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, UN Secretary General António Guterres and leaders from the United Nations, NGOs, and global industry, including President of Ghana and model philanthropist Naomi Campbell, celebrated an important milestone in addressing a ......read more
Doha, Qatar, 25 April 2018: In collaboration with Qatar University, Education Above All (EAA) Foundation, through its programme Reach Out to Asia (ROTA), led eighteen student volunteers on a service learning trip to Indonesia from 5-14 April. In partnership with a local NGO called Titian Foundation, volunteers facilitated skills development workshops in a school in the village of Bayat in ......read more
Qatar Insurance Group has signed a partnership agreement with Qatar Rail yesterday under the patronage and presence of His Excellency Sheikh Abdulla bin Nasser Bin Khalifa Al-Thani, Prime Minister and Minister of Interior and H.E Mr. Jassim Bin Saif Al Sulaiti Minister of Transport and Communications, and top rank officials for naming the West Bay station as Qatar Insurance Group ......read more
Doha, 28 January 2018: Qatar Development Bank (QDB), through its export program ‘Tasdeer’, participated in the 83rd International Green Week in Berlin that took place from January 19th till January 23rd. As part of Qatar Development Bank’s special pavilion, 12 Qatari companies in the Agriculture field and food sector were representing Qatar. The Bank's ......read more
In honor of volunteers in all parts of the world
Doha, Qatar – December 7, 2017 – NAMA Center, one of Qatar Foundation for Social Work’s (QFSW) affiliated Centers, has participated in the 2017 International Volunteer Day celebrations, in the framework of its ongoing encouragement of voluntary work and the promotion of community participation, while reaffirming the ......read more
Doha, Qatar – October 15, 2017: Climate change was the center of discussion during a week-long visit by distinguished journalists from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting to Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q).
As part of an annual visit to NU-Q to raise awareness of journalism campaigns that focus on global issues, three international reporters who specialize in reporting ......read more
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We expect the ongoing boycott of Qatar's economy will lead • to slower economic growth and hamper fiscal and external performance as outflows of external financing are offset by drawing upon government assets.
The Qatari authorities are utilizing the country's large ......read more
Qatar, June 6, 2017: General Directorate of Traffic has decided to restrict the movement of trucks as per the following schedule.
Trucks are not allowed during:
Morning: 8 am to 9:30 am
Noon: 1:30 pm to 3 pm
Evening: 5:30 pm to 12 midnight
General Directorate of Traffic urges truck drivers to abide by this rule for regulating traffic flow during the holy month of Ramadan,
Best ......read more
Our Safety in Ramadan
The Home is the most important place where the family members feel more safety and stability. But, there are several possible hazards that may lead to the occurrence of accidents for many reasons such as ignorance and not taking care of prevention and safety measures in the houses in general, and during the holy month of Ramadan in particular.
We provide you some ......read more
Team from UAE, Oman, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait are taking part in this initiative to help the cause of 65 million people suffering from this challenge around the globe, it is the 4th most common neurological condition
Dubai, UAE, May 9th, 2017: Epilepsy warrior and adventure enthusiast, Medina Ilyassova, will lead a group of 12 people to Tanzania on a ‘Wild Lion Expedition’. In ......read more
Created in collaboration with Microsoft, the Font harmoniously and fully integrates Arabic and Latin texts
Hamdan bin Mohammed: Dubai Font combines the authenticity of the past and the aspirations of the future
The Dubai Font is the first Microsoft font created by a city and named after it
The font can be accessed globally by more than 100 million users across the world through ......read more