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    • Etihad will promote UNV and activities across Etihad’s channels

    • Encourage members to donate their Etihad Guest Miles for UNV activities

    Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, became the first airline to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) program to promote volunteering.

    Under the program, both will strengthen volunteering globally and expand the reach to customers of Etihad, media reports said.

    The MOU was signed by Dr Nadia Bastaki, Vice President of Medical Services, Corporate Social Responsibility, Etihad Aviation Group, and Toily Kurbanov, Executive Coordinator, UNV.

    The UNV supports volunteering globally and in the Arab countries and aims to engage Etihad volunteers in advocacy events, increase awareness of volunteering opportunities, and accelerate the Sustainable Development Goals in the “Leave no one behind” agenda.

    Etihad will promote UNV and activities across Etihad’s channels, including the Etihad Guest loyalty program to encourage members to donate their Etihad Guest Miles in support of UNV.

    Nadia Bastaki said Etihad volunteers will have an opportunity to participate in the program offering their unique skills and experience, and further extend Etihad’s humanitarian footprint across the world.

    “Furthermore, we’re pleased to be able to offer our loyal Etihad Guest members the opportunity to make a significant contribution by donating their Etihad Guest Miles,” she said.

    Commenting on the MoU, Kurbanov said he hoped this partnership would help grow awareness of the inspiring actions taken by UN Volunteers around the globe.

    “Through miles donation, Etihad Guest members will have a direct channel to back such actions,” he said.