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BREAKING: Amal Clooney to give speech in the UAE



Prominent lawyer, human rights activist and author Amal Clooney is jetting into the UAE on March 19 to attend the International Government Communication Forum (IGCF). While she’s been a big name in field for years, she now has Hollywood status after marrying her movie star beau, George Clooney, making her an icon both within and outside of her profession. She will attend the forum, being held in Sharjah, as one of the Guest of Honours and give a speech.

She is just one of a number of influential guests and speakers attending. His Excellency Dr. Sultan bin Ahmed Sultan Al Jaber, Minister of State and Chairman of the Board of National Media Council and HE Mary Robinson, First Female President of Ireland are also on the bill, as are HE Shamma bint Sohail Al Mazrouei, Minister of State for Youth Affairs, and Christopher Gardner who is an American entrepreneur, motivational speaker, author, and philanthropist.

Amal is flying in on March 19 and flying out on March 20, so it’s a short stop, but no doubt an important one. IGCF 2016 will bring together 2,500 prominent world leaders and legal experts specialising in government communication. The slogan this year is “citizens for prosperity”, and it looks at the relationship between governments and their people, exploring how government communication touches different aspects of people’s lives.

The Chairman of Sharjah Media Centre pointed out that the slogan stresses the integral role of government communication in socio-economic development, emphasising: “The slogan reinforces our focus to put a positive spin on this enabling relationship between governments and the people and highlighted their respective roles in pushing forward the development process.”

Speakers and guests come from many corners of the world, representing countries such as Sweden, the United States, Morocco, France, the UK, Pakistan, Ireland, South Africa, Lebanon and the UAE.

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