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  • SEA President welcomes BIBF’s launch of Sustainable Development Academy

    SEA President welcomes BIBF’s launch of Sustainable Development Academy
    6/29/2021

    President of the Sustainable Energy Authority (SEA), Dr. Abdulhussain bin Ali Mirza, today held a virtual meeting with the Director-General of the Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance (BIBF), Dr. Ahmed Al-Shaikh, with the participation of Ahmed Al-Nuaimi and Zeeba Askar.


    The meeting focused on BIBF’s initiative to launch the Sustainable Development Academy (SDA) to build capacities in sustainable financing, in partnership with Fitch Learning and The Lo...

  • Bahrain-UN agencies Strategic and Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework 2021-2022 signed

    Bahrain-UN agencies Strategic and Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework 2021-2022 signed
    5/31/2021

    Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani, and the United Nations Resident Coordinator and the International Organisation for Migration Chief of Mission, Mohamed Al Zarakni, in the presence of the Assistant Foreign Minister, Abdullah bin Faisal bin Jabur Al Doseri, have signed the Strategic and Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (2021-2022) between the Kingdom of Bahrain and the UN agencies. 


     A signing ceremony ...

  • Bahraini women account for 49% of workforce, surpassing global average

    Bahraini women account for 49% of workforce, surpassing global average
    3/20/2021

    Secretary-General of the Supreme Council for Women (SCW), Hala Al-Ansari, has revealed that Bahraini women account for 49% of the workforce in the kingdom, surpassing the global average for this indicator of 47%.

    She also pointed out that the rate of Bahraini women assuming executive positions has reached 46% in the government sector and 34% in the private sector, while their presence in the boards of directors in private companies has reached 17% in the same period....

  • Bahrain implements 64% of SDG indicators related to women

    Bahrain implements 64% of SDG indicators related to women
    3/17/2021

     Bahrain has achieved 64% of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) indicators related directly to women, Supreme Council for Women Secretary-General Hala Al Ansari has said.

    Delivering Bahrain's speech remotely at the opening session of the sixty-fifth session of the Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations, Al Ansari affirmed the Kingdom's continued support for international efforts directed at the advancement of women that focus on alleviating...

  • Child's rights in GCC countries highlighted

    Child
    3/2/2021

     Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of Bahrain to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva, Ambassador Dr. Yusuf Abdulkarim Bucheeri, delivered a statement on behalf of the GCC countries, in the context of the annual meeting on the rights of the child within the 46th session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva, which was held on March 1, 2021.

  • Foreign Ministry holds 4th workshop

    Foreign Ministry holds 4th workshop
    10/13/2020

    The fourth workshop related to the National Human Rights Plan has been launched today remotely via video conference.
     
    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is holding the workshop under the theme “Role of the National Institutions and Non-governmental Organisations in Consolidating and Promoting Human Rights”.
     
    The event is being held under the patronage of Foreign Affairs Minister Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Alzayani and Labour and Social Development Ministe...

  • HRH Premier calls for adopting economic programmes that support countries’ efforts to achieve SDGs

    HRH Premier calls for adopting economic programmes that support countries’ efforts to achieve SDGs
    10/3/2020

    His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa has called on the International Community to adopt easy and relaxed economic stimulus programmes to support COVID-19-affected countries in achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
     
    HRH Premier stressed that the new reality that the world is experiencing in light of the novel coronavirus pandemic must be a catalyst for re-prioritising international cooperation, and focusing more on areas ...

  • Foreign Minister participates in UNGA high-level meeting on International Day for Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons

    Foreign Minister participates in UNGA high-level meeting on International Day for Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons
    10/3/2020

    Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani, participated in the United Nations General Assembly online high-level meeting to celebrate the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons.
     
    The minister delivered a speech in which he expressed the Kingdom of Bahrain's appreciation for the United Nations efforts to preserve international stability and security, praising its constructive role in supporting the countries of the wo...

  • Delegated by HM King, SCW Secretary General participates in international meeting

    Delegated by HM King, SCW Secretary General participates in international meeting
    10/2/2020

    Delegated by His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, Secretary General of the Supreme Council for Women (SCW) Hala Al-Ansari represented HM the King at a high-profile meeting devoted to the 25th anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women, which was held on the sidelines of the 75th session of the UN General Assembly which is celebrating its 75th anniversary.

    Al Ansari praised the royal trust in the capability and competence of Bahraini women which is refl...

  • MOFNE highlights positive impact across key economic indicators

    MOFNE highlights positive impact across key economic indicators
    9/27/2020

    The Ministry of Finance and National Economy today highlighted its ongoing efforts to drive economic growth, through launching a number of new financial and economic initiatives benefiting the Kingdom and its citizens.
     
    The Ministry emphasised that the economic stimulus package, launched to support the Kingdom’s citizens and the private sector through the provision of innovative initiatives, has contributed to supporting economic diversification and sustainable ec...

  • HM King addresses United Nations General Assembly

    HM King addresses United Nations General Assembly
    9/24/2020

    His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa has delivered Bahrain’s address to the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York today via video call.

    The following is the text of the address:
     
    "In the name of Allah, the most gracious, the most merciful,
    Peace, mercy, and blessings of God be upon you 
    Mr. President, we would like, at the beginning, to congratulate you on your election as President of the General Assembly for it...

  • HM King addresses United Nations General Assembly

    HM King addresses United Nations General Assembly
    9/24/2020

    His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa has delivered Bahrain’s address to the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York today via video call.

    The following is the text of the address:
     
    "In the name of Allah, the most gracious, the most merciful,
    Peace, mercy, and blessings of God be upon you 
    Mr. President, we would like, at the beginning, to congratulate you on your election as President of the General Assembly for it...

  • Assistant Foreign highlights Bahrain’s human rights strides

    Assistant Foreign highlights Bahrain’s human rights strides
    9/23/2020

    The Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs, Abdulla bin Faisal bin Jabur Al-Doseri, took part today in the virtual forum under the title “Promoting and Protecting Human Rights: A Re-Dedication to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights”.
     
    The virtual event  which was hosted by the United States of America, on the sidelines of the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly.
     
    Al-Doseri extended his thanks to the United States for organizin...

  • Foreign Ministry Undersecretary for International Affairs meets with UNDP Resident Representative

    Foreign Ministry Undersecretary for International Affairs meets with UNDP Resident Representative
    9/21/2020

     
    Issued by SEA through a fully electronic system platform, the Renewable Energy Certificates represent a hist...

  • Bahrain maintains 2nd place among Arab countries in UN e-Government Development Index 2020

    Bahrain maintains 2nd place among Arab countries in UN e-Government Development Index 2020
    7/11/2020

    The Kingdom of Bahrain maintained its second place ranking among Arab countries in the eGovernment Development Index 2020 ranking it among the very high categories, which was formulated based on the results of a 2020 United Nations eGovernment Survey. The index and its accompanying report, launched on Friday, 10th July, 2020 by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), also highly ranked the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Oman.
     
    The re...

  • Bahrain Reaches Tier 1 Status in US Department of State Trafficking in Persons Report

    Bahrain Reaches Tier 1 Status in US Department of State Trafficking in Persons Report
    6/26/2020

    Bahrain has become the first Arab State to reach Tier 1 in the US Department of State Trafficking in Persons (TiP) Report, receiving this distinguished honour in the 2018 edition. The TiP report ranks governments by their efforts to acknowledge and combat human trafficking, and the Tier 1 designation concerns countries that comply with the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) of 2000. Bahrain moved up from Tier 2 Watch List to Tier 2 in 2015, and was a steady performer a...

  • UN expert highlights sustainable development challenges, opportunities, lauds HRH Premier

    UN expert highlights sustainable development challenges, opportunities, lauds HRH Premier
    2/1/2020

    Manama, Feb. 1 (BNA): Professor Jeffrey David Sachs, Director of the Institute and Professor of Sustainable Development at the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University, has praised Bahrain’s wise policy in laying the foundations of peace and strengthening the significance of the world's collective conscience. Sachs also pointed that Bahrain's distinguished international level is the outcome of its realistic contributions and supportive posit...

  • National Committee for Information and Population convenes

    National Committee for Information and Population convenes
    12/5/2019

     The National Committee for Information and Population held today its first meeting under the chairmanship of Cabinet Affairs Minister Mohammed bin Ibrahim Mutawa. The meeting convened after the issuance of edict 19/2019 by His Royal Highness the Premier setting up the committee and tasking its members to follow up on the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 2030, link them to the Government Action Plan and propose national policies for people. ...

  • Bahrain Showcases its Experience in Achieving SDGs through its Government Action Plan

    Bahrain Showcases its Experience in Achieving SDGs through its Government Action Plan
    11/21/2019

    A meeting was held yesterday at the Court of the Prime Minister, His Royal Highness Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, between Court officials and GCC planning and development ministry and agency representatives currently visiting the country. Evaluation & Analysis Director at the Prime Minister’s Court, Fareeda Abdulrahim Khunji presented a summary of the Government Action Plan, and its mechanisms, including its stages of approval and implementation process. She highligh...

  • iGA holds workshop UN Sustainable Development Goals

    iGA holds workshop UN Sustainable Development Goals
    11/20/2019

    Manama, Nov.20 (BNA): In line with the efforts of the Kingdom of Bahrain locally & regionally in achieving its 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Information & eGovernment Authority (iGA) held a workshop on human settlement measurement and methodologies, which is an integral part of the United Nation’s SDG Goal 11, aimed at making cities and communities safe, sustainable, and resilient for all.The workshop was held in cooperation with the ...

  • Bahrain submits the voluntary report to the Human Rights Council

    Bahrain submits the voluntary report to the Human Rights Council
    10/14/2019

    The Assistant Foreign Minister, Abdulla bin Faisal bin Jabur Al Doseri, affirmed that respect for the human rights and political, civil, economic, cultural and social freedoms, and the preservation of dignity, constitute a fundamental pillar in the consolidation of the state of law, justice and peaceful coexistence among all components of Bahraini society in light of the reform, civilization and developmental approach of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa.On the occ...

  • HRH Premier highlights Bahrain's strides to achieve SDGs, protect environment

    HRH Premier highlights Bahrain
    10/5/2019

    Manama, Oct. 5 (BNA): His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa has stressed that achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 2030, approved by the United Nations, requires serious international partnership in supporting communities to move on the right path towards progress, especially as the world is currently experiencing numerous political, security and environmental challenges that have negatively affected countries' plans to...

  • Agriculture Affairs and FAO Sign 4 Food Security Partnership Agreements

    Agriculture Affairs and FAO Sign 4 Food Security Partnership Agreements
    9/16/2019

    The Kingdom of Bahrain, represented by Agriculture & Marine Wealth Affairs at the Ministry of Works, Municipalities Affairs & Urban Planning, signed four joint agreements with the United Nations (UN) Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). The agreements are in line with a strategic partnership between the Kingdom of Bahrain and UN agencies covering the years 2018 to 2022.In attendance were Minister of Works, Municipalities Affairs & Urban Planning Engineer Es...

  • Health Minister meets INOCPT officials provided to the child from birth

    Health Minister meets INOCPT officials provided to the child from birth
    8/25/2019

    Manama, Aug.25 (BNA): Health Minister Faeqa bint Said Al-Saleh received The International Organization for Children Protection (INOCPT) office director in Bahrain Salman bin Khalid bin Al-Subae and Advisor Khalid Al-Nassar.The Brussels-based INOCPT officials presented a certificate of thanks and appreciation to the ministry in recognition to the strides which have been achieved to promote child protection in the KingdomThey discussed issues related to child protect...

  • Cabinet Minister chairs committee meeting

    Cabinet Minister chairs committee meeting
    3/7/2019

     The National Information Committee convened this morning at the court of His Royal Highness the Prime Minister. Cabinet Affairs Minister Mohammed bin Ibrahim Al-Mutawa, in the presence of committee members who are senior Government officials. He underscored the importance of information, statistics and indices in measuring the extent of progress, assess achievements in all sectors. He stressed the keenness of the Government, chaired by His Royal Highness Prime Minist...

  • DERASAT cooperation with the National Committee for Information ,organise a workshop to consult with academics and those interested in sustainable development

    DERASAT cooperation with the National Committee for Information ,organise a workshop to consult with academics and those interested in sustainable development
    5/9/2018

    In cooperation with the National Committee for Information, the Bahrain Centre for Strategic, International and Energy Studies (DERASAT), will organise a workshop on Thursday to consult with academics and those interested in sustainable development towards preparation of the First National Voluntary Report in Bahrain on the implementation of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal. In line with the guidelines of National Voluntary Reports, which emphasise the importa...