Emirates Human Rights Association praises Dubai Customs support

Published May 14th, 2009 - 10:22 GMT

Emirates Human Rights Association praises Dubai Customs support

Dubai – The Emirates Human Rights Association has honored Dubai Customs for the support provided and assistance in the area of social activities since it has been established three years ago.

Mr. Khalid Al Housani, member of the association's Board of Directors stated that "Dubai Customs is one of the key collaborative departments that has showed a lot of positive communication and support in all our activities, mentioning that Customs, under the directions of the Director General Mr. Ahmad Butti Ahmad, has assisted us in employing a number of its special needs as well as a number of employees who were laid off from private companies during the global financial crunch.

Al Hosni added that Dubai Customs has also demonstrated its collaboration in various other fields including sponsoring training sessions for a number of disabled whether it is a language or computer session and so forth. Al Hosni hoped to be able to preserve this constructive support and communication with Dubai Customs in the future. 

During the annual closing ceremony for the association's activities for 2008 held Wednesday 13 May 2009 at Al Boom Tourist village, Mr. Abdulghafar Hussain, Chairman of the Board of The Emirates Human Rights Association has granted Dubai Customs a certificate of appreciation and a memorial gift which were handed over to Mr. Abdulrahman Al Saleh, Senior Executive Director of Customs Corporate Affairs.

parting return, Mr. Abdulrahman Al Saleh expressed his gratitude towards The Emirates Human Rights Association's efforts as a non-government public utility and added that it is considered as one of the most prominent legal associations in the region where all societies need such activities.

Al Saleh added: " it is a must for us to communicate continuously with the association and this comes as part of Dubai Customs social responsibility, Customs believes that the society's development is an ethical responsibility and not only does it devote to it a significant attention, but it also considers it as one of its strategic objectives alongside with its entrusted economic tasks.

Finally, Mr. Abdulrahman Al Saleh added that the naturalization is one of the social responsibility's forms which Dubai Customs takes into account in addition to other various social works that Dubai Customs take care of throughout the year.






Georges Kern, CEO of International Watch Company (IWC Schaffhausen), the luxury Swiss watch manufacturer, will be speaking about IWC’s role in saving the environment at the World Economic Forum (WEF), to be held from May 15 to 17 in the Dead Sea, Jordan.

The opportunity to address the gathering of influential world leaders and present IWC’s innovative role in protecting the environment was brought about by Mr. Kern’s membership in the Young Global Leaders (YGL), an organisation where he is an active member since 2005.

“The Forum of Young Global Leaders has been one of the most inspiring experiences for me, both personally and professionally,” said Mr. Kern “Without this global platform, we wouldn’t have had the chance to reach so many powerful business and creative leaders around the world to promote various initiatives.”

“The level of positive drive and commitment to improve global issues, together with the enormous diversity of the community, are the impressive unifying forces of this ambitious group of individuals,” remarked Mr. Kern. “My membership to the YGL changed my life and my work. Since then, IWC judiciously invests its marketing dollar in nothing else but Social Responsibility Projects, and I am so proud of it.”

IWC Schaffhausen in conjunction with the new edition of its Aquatimer family of diver’s watches has marked its partnership with the Charles Darwin Foundation by introducing a special edition dedicated to the Galapagos Islands, with the intention that it should embody all these ideas.

 IWC Schaffhausen is also supporting the work of the Charles Darwin Foundation with a considerable sum of money to ensure that the threatened laboratory of evolution is preserved for future generations.

IWC is also actively involved with the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation. The charity organization currently supports over 50 projects around the globe, which tackle some of the greatest challenges of the present era, especially those affecting young people and children - such as poverty, homelessness, war, violence, discrimination, drug addiction, racism and HIV/Aids.

World-wide, about 150,000 children benefit annually from the Foundation’s activities, and that number increases daily. National Foundations in Argentina, Germany, Italy, France, Spain, South Africa, the USA and most recently Switzerland support local projects.

Laureus are actively represented by the Laureus World Sports Academy, whose members - all sporting legends - come from every corner of the globe and, between them, hold over 100 Olympic medals, 100 world championship titles and 200 world records. Academy

Members like Edwin Moses, Boris Becker, Michael Johnson or Katarina Witt are personally committed to motivating the children and promoting the power of sport to affect positive social change.

Last year, for the third time, an international drawing competition was held among the children who participated in a project supported by the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation. The winning drawing now decorates a limited edition of 1,000 Da Vinci Chronograph Laureus Sport for Good Foundation watches as an exclusive engraving on the back of the case. A significant part of the proceeds from sales of the Da Vinci Chronograph have been donated to the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation.

Established in 2004 by Professor Klaus Schwab, The Forum of Young Global Leaders is a unique, multi-stakeholder community of the world’s most extraordinary young leaders who dedicate a part of their time to jointly address global challenges and who are committed to devote part of their knowledge and energy to collectively work towards a better future.

Together the Young Global Leaders work to discover innovative solutions to today’s most pressing problems through various initiatives and work streams as well as catalyzing the next generation of leaders.

The World Economic Forum is an independent international organization committed to improving the state of the world by engaging leaders in partnerships to shape global, regional and industry agendas.

Incorporated as a foundation in 1971, and based in Geneva, Switzerland, the World Economic Forum is impartial and not-for-profit; it is tied to no political, partisan or national interests. (www.weforum.org).


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