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SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT - HUMAN DEVELOPMENT

UAE leadership attaches great importance to humanitarian work: Lubna Al Qasimi

Posted on 05/09/2016

Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid Al Qasimi, Minister of State for Tolerance, has said that the UAE is providing its humanitarian assistance to all without regard to race, religion, sex or colour. In her statement on the occasion of the International Day of Charity, which falls tomorrow, Sheikha Lubna, said that late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan and his fellow founding fathers were keen to make humanitarian work a cultural and an immortal value in the hearts of the people of the UAE and that this ...  >>MORE

UAE’s HDI gains commendable

Posted on 27/07/2014

A United Arab Emirates newspaper has praised the remarkable human development gains made by the UAE, as revealed by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in its 2014 Human Development Report. "What adds to the joy is that the country has made progress on all three components of the Human Development Index (HDI), including human health, education and gross national income," the English language daily 'Gulf Today' said in its commentary yesterday. The report, entitled: Sustaining ...  >>MORE

U.A.E. made historic human development gains, says UNDP report

Posted on 25/07/2014

TOKYO: Human development is improving in Arab states, with some countries such as the U.A.E. showing very high development, the 2014 Human Development Report, which was released by the United Nations Development Programme, UNDP, in Tokyo yesterday, said. The findings also stated that there are wide variations between countries. The report, entitled: Sustaining Human Progress - Reducing Vulnerabilities and Building Resilience, provides a human development perspective on vulnerability and ...  >>MORE

UAE takes part in Global Leadership Meeting on Population Dynamics

Posted on 17/03/2013

Dhaka: Minister of State, Dr. Maitha Al Shamsi, led the UAE delegation to the Global Leadership Meeting on Population Dynamics and the Post-2015 UN Development Agenda, which was convened in Dhaka, Bangladesh between 12th-13th March. The meeting reviewed population dynamics and sustainable development that improves the lives and livelihoods of both present and future generations. The meeting brought together leaders and experts from all geographic regions, representing national and local ...  >>MORE

‘UAE scores in social values’

Posted on 06/02/2013

Action for Happiness, an organisation involved in creating a happier society, at its recent international conference in London in collaboration with "The Barrett Values Centre” reviewed the results of the UAE National Values Survey, which highlighted the strength and harmony of the UAE society despite its diverse nature. Dherar Belhoul, director-general of Watani, who attended the conference, said the interest of the international bodies in reviewing the UAE experience in the field of ...  >>MORE

The First Human Development Report of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi 2011/2012 unveiled

Posted on 10/10/2012

The Abu Dhabi Department of Economy and the United Nations Development Programme yesterday unveiled the first Human Development Report of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi 2011/2012 at the Intercontinental Hotel in Abu Dhabi. The event was attended by high level governmental representatives and officials including Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Maryam Al Roomi, Minister of social affairs, Nasser Ahmed Alsowaidi, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi DED and the UNDP unite to launch the first Abu Dhabi Human Development Report

Posted on 08/10/2012

Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (DED) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) are preparing for the launch of the first Abu Dhabi Human Development Report on Tuesday 9th of October 2012 at the Intercontinental Hotel. The findings of the report are not just a world class academic work, but they serve as a reference documenting the development status of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, as it assesses the strengths and weaknesses within the community. The event is expected to ...  >>MORE

UAE ranked the first Arab Country, 30th globally in the Human Development Index

Posted on 09/01/2012

The UAE has been ranked the thirtieth among 187 countries, according to the index of human development world report 2011 released by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Under the auspices of H. H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime minister, Minister of Presidential Affairs, UNDP, in collaboration with Emirates Council for Competitiveness, has organised a ceremony at UAE Centre for Strategic Research and Studies, in Abu Dhabi, to launch the human development report ...  >>MORE

UAE to host launch of UN Human Development Report

Posted on 04/01/2012

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will launch the "Human Development Report" on 8th of this month here in Abu Dhabi, in cooperation with the Emirates Centre for Strategic Studies and Research, the Department of Economic Development in Abu Dhabi and Dubai Competitiveness Council. The event will be attended by senior state officials, members of the diplomatic corps, economists and local and international media representatives. The UNDP Human Development Report Office annually ...  >>MORE

UAE ranked 30th UN development index and as top Arab country

Posted on 03/11/2011

The United Arab Emirates ranked 30 in the index of the just released UN Human Development Report and the top Arab country in the list of 187 countries around the world. The index was part of the "Human Development Report 2011, Sustainability and Equity: A Better Future for All”. Its comprises of several elements, including life expectancy at birth, mean years of schooling , expected years of schooling and Gross National Income per capital. Top countries in the index were Norway, Australia ...  >>MORE

GCC Secretary General congratulates Khalifa on UAE's topping human development charts

Posted on 15/12/2010

Riyadh - Secretary General of the Cooperation Council for Arab States of the Gulf (GCC) Abdul Rehman Al Attiyah congratulated President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan on the UAE's ranking first on the human development index among Arab countries. Al Attiyah, in a statement, said this is a source of pride for all of us in the GCC as it is one in a series of significant achievements made by the UAE in terms of development in agriculture, healthcare, education and improvement of ...  >>MORE

UAE ranks first in Human Development among the Arab countries

Posted on 14/12/2010

The United Arab Emirates has ranked first regionally and 32nd globally in the Human Development Report 2010. It was also rated as one of only two countries from the region in the most advanced category or the category of "very high human development". United Nations Development Programme announced the new rankings during a special ceremony held today in Abu Dhabi to launch the 20th anniversary edition of the report. The ceremony included a review of the main findings of the report for the ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi to launch own human development report

Posted on 14/12/2010

Department of Economic Development - Abu Dhabi is planning to launch Abu Dhabi's first human development report, according to Mohammed Omar Abdullah, Undersecretary of the Department. In remarks at the ceremony held yesterday by in Abu Dhabi by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to launch the 20th anniversary edition of the Human Development Report 2010. "The Department will coordinate the preparation of the report with UNDP to tap the international organisation's wide ...  >>MORE

UAE first Arab country in UNDP's 2010 report

Posted on 07/11/2010

Geneva - The UAE has ranked as the first Arab country and 32th globally in the UN Development Programme's (UNDP) Human Development Report 2010 moving up 5 places from its ranking in 2005. The report which was launched by the United Nations across the world ranked Qatar 38th placing it in the second place among Arab countries. In third place among Arab countries came Bahrain (39th) followed by Kuwait (47th), Libya 53th), Saudi Arabia (55th), Algeria (84th), Egypt (101), Syria (111), Morocco ...  >>MORE

Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation and Intel train 170,000 Arab teachers in Less than Two Years

Posted on 13/09/2009

The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation and Intel Corporation yesterday announced the Intel Teach Programme across the Arab World, achieved significant results over the past 18 months, successfully training and empowering over 170,000 K-12 teachers to integrate 21st century skills, project-based learning and educational technologies into their teaching. The progress marks the Foundation's objective of improving the quality of education by extending the Intel Teach Programme throughout ...  >>MORE

Video matter referred to the Abu Dhabi Public Prosecution Office

Posted on 11/05/2009

Abu Dhabi, 11th May 2009 (WAM) -- The Abu Dhabi Judicial Department has announced, in a press release today, its acceptance of the recommendation of its Human Rights Office to refer all documents related to the recently broadcasted video depicting the ill treatment of an individual to the Abu Dhabi Public Prosecution Office. The Office has requested that the Public Prosecution Office conduct a comprehensive and thorough investigation of the depicted incident, immediately and without delay, ...  >>MORE

Programme trains prison inmates in business skills

Posted on 25/02/2009

Emirati inmates will be given the chance to learn basic financial skills and have their business ideas funded under a programme launched yesterday. The scheme, named Al Radda after a local expression for those who return to their families after surviving a perilous journey through distant lands, is believed to be the first of its kind in the region. It is being funded and administered by the Khalifa Fund and will operate in correctional institutions across the emirate. The Khalifa Fund, ...  >>MORE

MoU signed between ADUKG and Tanmia

Posted on 04/02/2009

Abu Dhabi University Knowledge Group (ADUKG) and Tanmia entered into a partnership that aims to provide a framework within which the parties will seek to develop a long term collaborative relationship in the fields of national human resources development, job training programs, organizing training and development conferences, and holding workshops to further the objectives of Tanmia and support its role of serving UAE society. The MOU sets out areas of collaboration such as the development of ...  >>MORE

Labour Minister partakes in Arab Forum on Development and Employment

Posted on 16/11/2008

Qatar's Deputy Premier '&' Minister Of Energy '&' Industry H.E. Abdullah bin Hamad Al Attiyah yesterday inaugurated the two-day Arab forum on development and employment. The UAE delegation to the forum is being headed by H.E. Saqr Ghobash Saeed Ghobash, Minister of Labour. Al Attiyah addressed the opening session, expressing the hope that the forum will set an example for adopting realistic and tangible approach in addressing challenges facing development and unemployment in the Arab world. ...  >>MORE

UAE Releases First Anti- Human Trafficking Report

Posted on 19/05/2008

Abu Dhabi, May 18, 2008: The UAE is committed to doing everything in its power to help stop human trafficking wherever it occurs and to aggressively interdict those who are responsible for it with the toughest possible penalties, according to the first annual report released by the UAE National Committee to Combat Human Trafficking. The annual report, ÒCombating Human Trafficking in the UAE 2007Ó released a year after the committee was formed, highlights the countryÕs stand on the crime, the ...  >>MORE

Nahyan stresses importance of human resources development

Posted on 16/02/2008

Successful human development is essential to national progress and prosperity, Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research has said. Addressing a conference organised by the Pakistani National Commission for Human Development (NCHD), Sheikh Nahyan said both the UAE and Pakistan shared a strong conviction that successful human development is the key factor in combating terrorism and other social ills. "Like you, our strategy for human development ...  >>MORE

DWDS,AGFUND sign agreement for dyslogia training programme

Posted on 13/09/2007

The Dubai Women Development Society (DWDS) has signed an agreement with the Arab Gulf Programme Fund for UN Development Organisations (AGFUND) for launching a programme for treatment of speech disorders. Khoula Al Nabouda, Chairperson of the Society, said the training medical programme will be conducted during a dedicated forum to be organised from October 29 to 30. 'The programme is part of the Society's social partnership aimed at serving mothers, children and people with special ...  >>MORE

Gergawi to chair Mohammed Foundation

Posted on 27/05/2007

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid AI Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, has issued a resolution appointing Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Mohammed Bin Abdullah Al Gergawi as chairman of the board of the Mohammed Bin Rashid AI Maktoum Foundation. The resolution took effect as of Saturday. The major initiative seeks to promote human development and provide hope and opportunity by investing in education and the development of knowledge in the region. ...  >>MORE

Foundation will make UAE hub for scientific research - Nahyan

Posted on 21/05/2007

The Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation to build a knowledge society will make the UAE a hub for scientific research in the region, said a senior official. His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai set up a Dh37 billion endowment to promote human development and improve knowledge infrastructure in the Arab world. "Sheikh Mohammad is known for his great initiatives and this pioneering project will help the UAE and ...  >>MORE

Mohammed bin Rashid launches ME's largest human development Foundation

Posted on 20/05/2007

Dead Sea, Jordan - His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid AI Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai launched Saturday the "Mohammed Bin Rashid AI Maktoum Foundation", a major initiative to promote human development and provide hope and opportunity by investing in education and the development of knowledge in the region. Sheikh Mohammed made the announcement in a keynote address at the World Economic Forum on the Middle East being held at the Dead Sea in Jordan. The ...  >>MORE

WEF Chairman hails Mohammed bin Rashid's initiative

Posted on 20/05/2007

Dead Sea, Jordan - Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman, World Economic Forum, praised the initiative launched by H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai to set up a foundation for human development, saying it was difficult to introduce a man who excelled in so many disparate areas of interest. "You are a man who has shown excellence in governance, you are a man of culture, and you are a man of sport, Schwab said. Al Maktoum's ...  >>MORE

A fun approach to help special needs pupils

Posted on 02/02/2007

Giving special needs children the opportunity to play and interact with students from mainstream schools in Dubai became a reality yesterday as they took part in a recreational meet in Dubai. Special needs students from Rashid Paediatric centre, Al Noor centre for special needs and Dubai Autism centre played and competed against students from the Indian High school, Emirates International school and Wellington International school. It is the first event of its kind, involving both special ...  >>MORE

UAE makes worldwide remarkable progress in human development domain

Posted on 08/10/2005

New York - The United Arab Emirates expressed its satisfaction to be ranked 41 in the HDI according to UN Human Development Report for 2005. This came in the Statement by Miss Mariam Al- Shamisi, Member of the delegation of the United Arab Emirates before the Third committee on implementation of the outcome of the world Summit for Social Development and of the twenty fourth special session of the General Assembly, Social development, including questions relating to the world social situation ...  >>MORE

UAE rises eight ranks in human development

Posted on 12/09/2005

UAE ranked 41st among the countries with high human development, according to the Human Development Report 2005 released by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) yesterday. The country has risen 8 ranks on the Human Development Index since last year, due to improvement in health and education indicators. Qatar, Bahrain and Kuwait are the three other Gulf countries that have been included in the same category ranking at 40, 43 and 44 respectively. Norway clinched the top position ...  >>MORE

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UAE leadership attaches great importance to humanitarian work: Lubna Al Qasimi


UAE’s HDI gains commendable


U.A.E. made historic human development gains, says UNDP report


UAE takes part in Global Leadership Meeting on Population Dynamics


‘UAE scores in social values’


The First Human Development Report of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi 2011/2012 unveiled


Abu Dhabi DED and the UNDP unite to launch the first Abu Dhabi Human Development Report


UAE ranked the first Arab Country, 30th globally in the Human Development Index


UAE to host launch of UN Human Development Report


UAE ranked 30th UN development index and as top Arab country


GCC Secretary General congratulates Khalifa on UAE's topping human development charts


UAE ranks first in Human Development among the Arab countries


Abu Dhabi to launch own human development report


UAE first Arab country in UNDP's 2010 report


Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation and Intel train 170,000 Arab teachers in Less than Two Years


Video matter referred to the Abu Dhabi Public Prosecution Office


Programme trains prison inmates in business skills


MoU signed between ADUKG and Tanmia


Labour Minister partakes in Arab Forum on Development and Employment


UAE Releases First Anti- Human Trafficking Report


Nahyan stresses importance of human resources development


DWDS,AGFUND sign agreement for dyslogia training programme


Gergawi to chair Mohammed Foundation


Foundation will make UAE hub for scientific research - Nahyan


Mohammed bin Rashid launches ME's largest human development Foundation


WEF Chairman hails Mohammed bin Rashid's initiative


A fun approach to help special needs pupils


UAE makes worldwide remarkable progress in human development domain


UAE rises eight ranks in human development