IVI and the United Arab Emirates (UAE)


Member State Relations


On 7 July 2006, the IVI Board of Trustees voted to approve the UAE as an IVI member state, following a request from the UAE Ministry of Health.


On 13 September 2021, the UAE Council of Ministers approved a decree to ratify the IVI Establishment Agreement and join IVI: http://www.wam.ae/ar/details/1395302969434 


On 9 February 2022, the UAE deposited an instrument of accession to the IVI Establishment Agreement, becoming IVI’s 38th member state and 20th state party. 


Previous Collaboration


Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV)

Emirati health officials participated in a MERS symposium co-organized by IVI and the World Health Organization in Seoul, Korea in 2018.