Call for Participation: Dubai International AwardRefer to the Submission Guide and Reporting Format 7th Cycle - Year 2008 to participate.
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The DIABP was established under the directive of the late Sheikh Maktoum Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, during the United Nations International Conference that convened in Dubai between 19 – 22 November, 1995 with 914 participants from 95 countries, to recognize best practices with positive impact on improving the living environment. H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the U.A.E. and the Ruler of Dubai and H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance and Industry and Chairman of Dubai Municipality have continued to support this Award.
The Award reflects the policy and commitment of Dubai Government and the United Arab Emirates towards sustainable development of human settlements and protection of the environment on the basis of mutual international cooperation.
One of the most important outcomes of the above mentioned conference was the adoption of the Dubai Declaration, which established, guiding principles and distinctive criteria to identify practices worthy of recognition and propagation. Subsequently, the Dubai Declaration was adopted by the United Nations Conference on Human Settlements (Habitat II), and also by the World Association of Cities and Local Authorities that were held in Istanbul, Turkey in June 1996.
Best practices are outstanding contributions to improve the living environment. They are defined by the United Nations and the International Community at large as successful initiatives which:
- Have a demonstrable and tangible impact on improving people’s quality of life;
- Are the result of effective partnerships between the public, private and civic sectors of society;
- Are socially, culturally, economically and environmentally sustainable.
Best Practices are promoted and used by the United Nations and the International Community as a means of:
- Improving public policy based on what works;
- Raising awareness of decision-makers at all levels and of the public of potential solutions to common social, economic and environmental problems;
- Sharing and transferring knowledge, expertise and experience through networking and peer-to-peer learning.
LAST DATE FOR SUBMISSION: April 30, 2008
Website (URL) http://www.bestpractices.org/bp2008
|Author(s)||UN-Habitat y la Municipalidad de Dubai, E.A.U.|
|Expiry Date||2008-04-30 12:00|
|Keywords||Best Practices, living conditions, Dubai prize|