UAE a global model for supporting children

UAE-children

A graduation ceremony of the 14th batch of children of the University of Sharjah Nursery. WAM

Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance, said that Emirati Children’s Day will celebrate the UAE’s commitment to supporting children and developing their skills and talents.

In a speech marking the annual occasion celebrated on 15th March, Sheikh Nahyan thanked the ‘Mother of the UAE’, H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women’s Union, President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, and Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation, due to her vision and directives and her ongoing efforts to support children.

“As we celebrate Emirati Children’s Day, we are proud of the wise vision of the Mother of the UAE to overcome the hurdles to raising children in a correct way, as well as to support their mothers and families according to the best international practices,” he added.

“We, in the UAE, are moving forward with commitment and persistence in the footsteps of the Founding Father, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, to achieve overall social development and raise our children in the correct way. The Founding Father said that we all have a national responsibility to raise our children to be free thinking and meet the requirements of the modern era in a smart way,” he said.

Sheikha Hind bint Maktoum bin Juma Al Maktoum, the wife of the Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, highlighted the UAE’s leading regional and international experience in supporting and protecting the rights of children and the youth.

She added that the country has ensured a decent life for children and raised future generations who will benefit their community and country, in light of its belief that children are the best investment for a brighter future.

In a speech marking ‘Emirati Children’s Day’, Sheikha Hind expressed her pride in the UAE’s achievements, due to the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and Their Highnesses, Supreme Council Members and Rulers of the Emirates.

She also praised the efforts of H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women’s Union, President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, and Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation, to support motherhood and childhood around the country, including by drafting the ‘National Strategy for Motherhood and Childhood’ and the ‘Strategic Plan for Children with Disabilities 2017-2021’, as well as by implementing programmes that aim to support social, educational and health services for children. The UAE Centennial 2071 highlights the country’s keenness to prepare future generations who are capable of assuming their development responsibilities, to ensure a happy future and make the UAE the best country in the world, Sheikha Hind concluded.

Dr. Amal Abdullah Al Qubaisi, Speaker of the Federal National Council, FNC, said that the UAE is keen to prioritise children as a national wealth, as they are the cornerstone of its development and future while noting that the country has overcome the difficulties to raising children in the correct way, through a range of legislation, policies and strategies.

In a speech marking the annual Emirati Children’s Day on 15th March, Dr Al Qubaisi said that the UAE is protecting children’s rights, through relevant legal, legislative and organisational frameworks, reflecting the directives of the wise leadership to support future generations.

She also praised the directives of the wise leadership, led by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and the Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and Their Highnesses Supreme Council Members and Rulers of the Emirates, to support children and the entire community.