Abu Dhabi landmarks light up as capital hosts UN's Global Goals House for first time

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The Abu Dhabi Municipality building lights up the night sky. All pictures courtesy Abu Dhabi Media Office

Sky Tower at the Marina Mall proves an impressive sight as the capital marks its hosting of the Global Goals House event

Abu Dhabi's Adnoc building is lit up with the Global Goals logo in honour of the the capital's hosting of a key United Nations event

Khalifa University joins in the emirate-wide celebration

The Al Ain Municipality is emblazoned with the Global Goals logo

Capital Gate brightens up the skyline to commemorate Abu Dhabi hosting the Global Goals House for the first time

Abu Dhabi Global Market shimmers as the capital brings together a global gathering to discuss vital issues facing the international community

Sheikh Zayed Bridge is illuminated for the United Nations event

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Sep 21, 2020

September 21, 2020

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Abu Dhabi landmarks lit up in a striking celebration of the capital's inaugural hosting of a key event held during the 75th session of the UN General Assembly.

Some of the emirate's most recognisable sites, including the grand Adnoc headquarters and the Marina Mall Sky Tower, were illuminated with the Global Goals House logo.

Abu Dhabi is holding a series of online panel discussions and innovation talks as part of the annual gathering.

The Global Goals House, which got under way on Sunday and runs all week, is taking place from Hub71.

The online summit is bringing together government leaders, industry, academia, culture and civil society experts to tackle the world's most pressing issues in the present day – with a look towards the future.

On Thursday, a live stream will be held from Abu Dhabi for a panel discussion titled: Will the Global Pandemic Fast-Track the HealthTech Revolution?

Panelists from the World Health Organisation, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City Abu Dhabi and other healthcare providers will take part in the discussion.

Other sessions during the Global Goals House will focus on the Black Lives Matters movement, investing in Africa’s female future, sustainable fashion industry and combatting global hunger, among others.

Updated: September 21, 2020 03:49 PM

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