Since November 2019, Yvelyne and Bryan Wood have been in direct contact with major foundations in the United Arab Emirates. The UniRef mission was presented to the UAE Embassy in Switzerland and His Excellency Ambassador Obaid Salmo on December 21, 2020. The Ambassador supports UniRef’s mission and has forwarded all UniRef’s legal documents, as well as the history and presentation of our project, to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Abu Dhabi.
Today, with the support of the Swiss Embassy in the UAE and its Ambassador Mr. Baggi, UniRef is in the process of legally establishing the organization in the UAE and opening a representative office. To consolidate these efforts, UniRef will be present at the Dubai International Humanitarian and Development Forum (DIHAD) from March 13-15, 2023.