19 – Selection of HE Director General of Dubai Municipality – 2000 (as Good Will Ambassador of the United Nations Center for Human Settlements – UNCHS, Habitat)

Following the approval of His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, His Excellency Qassim Sultan, Director General of Dubai Municipality, has been chosen as the Good Will Ambassador of the UNCHS in recognition of the distinguished role he played over the past 15 years in establishing a pioneer model of urban development in Dubai. The model has got international acclaim and many international organizations have recognized this role. HE Sultan has already got the UNCHS medal for being the moving force behind organizing the largest conference of the Habitat II Award in 1995.It was in this conference the famous Dubai Declaration was born, which led to the setting up of the Dubai International Award for Best Practices to Improve the Living Environment, which has already become famous world-wide thanks