The National Archives Receives Educational and Administrative

The National Archives Receives Educational and Administrative

The National Archives Receives Educational and Administrative
Cadres in Crescent International Private School


The National Archives of the United Arab Emirates received more than sixty visitors from the educational and administrative section of the Crescent International Private School in Abu Dhabi. The aim of the visit was to be acquainted with the role of the National Archives in the collection and conservation of the memory of the nation and to enhance their knowledge of the important aspects in the history and the documentary heritage of the United Arab Emirates.
Within the framework of its cultural season, which aims to strengthen the identity and loyalty among the members of the society, the National Archives has given its visitors a lecture entitled “The Three Islands – Emirates Proven Right” at its headquarters in Abu Dhabi.

The lecture reviewed the historical background of the islands, and UAE’s sovereign rights in them, and the provisions of international justice, which support UAE’s evidences. The lecture aimed to enhance the historical, legal and geographical understanding of this important national issue to the educational and administrative cadres who have direct contact with schools’ students, and educate them about the crucial national issues.
The lecturer presented historical facts and the UAE’s legal evidence proving its ownership of the three occupied islands: Abu Musa, Greater Tunb and Lesser Tunb. The researcher supported his evidences by tens of historical documents and the provisions of international justice.
The lecture concluded to the prospects of resolving the conflict over the islands and provides by historical documents and provisions of international law, the solid evidences held by the United Arab Emirates to justify its adherence to these three islands, and to ensure the verdict to its advantage if the dispute was referred to the International Justice.
The visit included a tour in the Emirates Library that contains thousands of sources, references and public books in paper and electronic formats. The library has a wealth of specialized books and reference books about the UAE and the Gulf Cooperation Council. The guests have visited also the Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Hall, which presents photos, maps, and documents.