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GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS - 2017 YEAR OF GIVING

UAE marks 'Year of Giving' with more initiatives to help displaced and refugees, says Hamdan bin Zayed

Posted on 09/04/2017

Under the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the United Arab Emirates is determined to step up its humanitarian initiatives to help the displaced people and refugees around the world, said H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in Al Dhafra Region and Chairman of the Emirates Red Crescent Authority (ERC). Sheikh Hamdan made the remarks following the launch of several development and healthcare projects by the ERC to assist the Iraqi ...  >>MORE

UAE announces over 1400 initiatives for National Year of Giving

Posted on 21/03/2017

The National Committee for the Year of Giving held a press conference on Monday to highlight the local initiatives and programmes that have been launched in order to consolidate the culture of giving and goodness generosity throughout the UAE. The initiatives focus on instilling the culture of giving in across various communities, individuals and institutions, including the public and private sectors. More than 1,400 initiatives have been launched, engaging both private and public sector ...  >>MORE

UAE President dedicates Year of Giving to UAE martyrs

Posted on 06/03/2017

The UAE President, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, has dedicated the Year of Giving along with all its initiatives and activities to the UAE martyrs in memory of their heroic deeds and in appreciation of their sacrifices. The President's directive aims to instill the values of generosity and selflessness, which the martyrs exemplified, across the nation. His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan made the announcement during an extraordinary meeting of the UAE Cabinet ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi Crown Prince praises President's move to remember martyrs

Posted on 06/03/2017

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, praised President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan's commitment to honouring the nation's martyrs, as part of the national strategy for the Year of Giving. 'The move signifies the prudent leadership's loyalty and gratitude by keeping the martyrs' sacrifices alive in the UAE's memory,' HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed said in a statement at the Federal ...  >>MORE

UAE Government launches National Year of Giving Strategy

Posted on 06/03/2017

Under the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the government of the United Arab Emirates has launched the National Strategy for the Year of Giving, declared by the UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. The launch took place during a Cabinet meeting held at the Wahat Al Karama memorial site in Abu Dhabi that commemorates the UAE's martyrs who laid down their lives in service ...  >>MORE

Mohammed bin Rashid launches ‘Hope Makers’ Initiative to rekindle hope in Arab World

Posted on 01/03/2017

Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has launched the ‘Hope Makers' initiative. The effort, the largest of its kind in the region, aims to honour and acknowledge social and humanitarian programmes and projects that help improve people's lives while spreading hope and instilling the positive values of giving and optimism. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid said, "The Hope Makers initiative is in line with the UAE's Year of ...  >>MORE

Year of Giving will solidify UAE’s position as the world’s most giving nation, asserts VP

Posted on 02/02/2017

The Giving Retreat was held on Wednesday under the patronage of Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. The retreat included the largest brainstorm of its kind in the UAE, bringing together over 100 experts, stakeholders, officials and humanitarian workers in an interactive dialogue that identified the challenges and opportunities for humanitarian and charitable advancement in the UAE, reflecting the directives of UAE ...  >>MORE

Al Gergawi stresses importance of Year of Giving to the region, world

Posted on 02/02/2017

Mohammad bin Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs and the Future, and the Chairman of the Higher National Committee for the Year of Giving, stressed the importance of giving and compared it to a seed planted by the founder, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, which grew to become a tree and bore fruit for the region and the world. He discussed the overall future development of the nation and mentioned that good deeds and helping others are as important as manufacturing and ...  >>MORE

Year of Giving Retreat exemplifies UAE's unique values of dialogue, says acting NMC Director-General

Posted on 02/02/2017

The declaration by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan that the year 2017 is to be the "Year of Giving" is a continuation of the UAE's long-standing strategy to promote humanitarian giving as a key pillar of the national policy, said Mansour Al Mansouri, acting Director-General of the National Media Council, NMC. 'The UAE has always been at the forefront of countries that pay significant attention to giving, and the Year of Giving initiative is providing all segments of ...  >>MORE

Year of Giving Retreat: Ministers of Happiness and Youth Affairs collect ideas, feedback to share with experts and stakeholders

Posted on 31/01/2017

Ohood bint Khalfan Al Roumi, Minister of State for Happiness, and Shamma bint Sohail Faris AlMazrui, Minister of State for Youth Affairs, held on Monday two interactive Twitter dialogue sessions, welcoming ideas and answering questions posed by the public. The exchange preceded the Giving Retreat, which was launched under the directives of Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. The Retreat will take place on Wednesday ...  >>MORE

In the spirit of Year of Giving 2017, thousands to walk in solidarity with children who walk long distances to school

Posted on 31/01/2017

Members of the UAE community are being encouraged to take part in Dubai Cares' annual Walk for Education, which will take place on Friday, February 17th, at Dubai Creek Park Gate 2 near Al Garhoud Bridge. This year's 8th edition of the Walk for Education is in support of the UAE's #Year of Giving 2017 and will allow residents and organisations across the UAE to support a great cause as well as the vision of the President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. Dubai Cares' Walk for ...  >>MORE

Abdullah bin Zayed highlights Emirates Foundation's targeted youth empowerment programmes during 'Year of Giving'

Posted on 24/01/2017

Emirates Foundation held its first Board of Directors meeting for 2017 which outlined a comprehensive framework and targets in alignment with the ‘Year of Giving' announced by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan earlier this month. Program plans for the next 12 months were discussed during the meeting, which was chaired by H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and Chairman of the Foundation, with the aim of ...  >>MORE

Al Ain University doubles funds for supporting students as part of Year of Giving

Posted on 09/01/2017

Al Ain University for Science and Technology has doubled the funding for grants and financial aid for needy students this year, in response to the Year of Giving initiative launched by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, based upon the directives of Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. The Musahama (contribution) fund provides various types of financial aid, including full and partial scholarships for ...  >>MORE

Higher National Committee for the Year of Giving initiative holds first meeting

Posted on 05/01/2017

The Higher National Committee for the Year of Giving initiative yesterday held its first meeting to discuss the outline of its work programme and form sub-committees for implementing the initiative. The meeting followed the declaration of 2017 as the Year of Giving by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and reflected the directives of Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, for developing a comprehensive ...  >>MORE

First environment-related endowment initiative launched as part of Year of Giving

Posted on 04/01/2017

The first environment-related endowment initiative was launched yesterday by the Mohammed bin Rashid Global Centre for Endowment Consultancy and the Emirates Wildlife Society (EWS-WWF). The initiative came in response to President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan's declaration of 2017 as the Year of Giving. The new endowment also follows Dubai's Global Vision for Awqaf and Endowments, launched by Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed ...  >>MORE

Sharjah Charity International’s publications to feature Year of Giving logo

Posted on 04/01/2017

All publications and flyers related to Sharjah Charity International's projects and initiatives must carry the logo of the Year of Giving, according to orders issued by Sheikh Essam bin Saqr Al Qasimi, the agency's Chairman of the Board of Directors. The charity's management has issued clear instructions in compliance with the orders, stated Abdullah bin Sultan bin Khadim, the humanitarian agency's executive director and board member. The logo must feature in all publications, with immediate ...  >>MORE

Mohammed bin Rashid launches Year of Giving logo

Posted on 02/01/2017

Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has approved the official logo of the 'Year of Giving 2017', to be used by all local, government and media entities in all campaigns, programmes and initiatives related to the initiative. The design of the logo reflects all meanings of giving, and includes the initiative's three factors of social responsibility, volunteering and serving the country, in addition to the year 2017. In his ...  >>MORE

UAE's giving march will ring in much stronger new year, affirms Mohamed bin Zayed

Posted on 02/01/2017

The UAE will ring in the new year with its march of giving getting much stronger thanks to the blessing of Allah and the solid foundations laid by the founding father, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan and his fellow founding leaders, said His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces. HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed expressed his confidence that the UAE would achieve more progress, prosperity and giving under the ...  >>MORE

UAE’s Convoys of Giving launched in Abu Dhabi

Posted on 02/01/2017

A "UAE's Convoys of Giving" project was launched yesterday in Abu Dhabi under the Zayed Giving Initiative to promote a culture of philanthropic work among the youth of the world. The "UAE's Convoys of Giving," a community programme, will work towards ensuring cohesiveness in society and promoting a culture of co-operation and voluntary work. These will bring together citizens of a district and help strengthen national unity by ensuring effective partnerships between ministries and public and ...  >>MORE

Mohammed bin Rashid forms Higher National Committee for Year of Giving

Posted on 26/12/2016

In implement to the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum on Sunday directed the formation of the Higher National Committee for the Year of Giving initiative, which would include five Ministers as members and also the Secretaries-General of the Executive Council of the Emirates or those who would be nominated from local governments in the UAE. His highness ...  >>MORE

President announces 2017 Year of Giving, UAE as home of giving and Emiratis as people of giving

Posted on 25/12/2016

UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan declared 2017 as the 'Year of Giving' to promote the culture of giving back to the community and enhance the spirit of volunteering and loyalty to one's country. The "Year of Giving" will focus on three main pillars: the first of which aims at creating a sense of community responsibility in the private sector so as to fulfil its role in serving the community and contribute in the developmental march of the country. The second pillar ...  >>MORE

Year of Giving embodies UAE founder's legacy continued by President, says Abu Dhabi Crown Prince

Posted on 25/12/2016

The UAE, led by President His Highness, continues its confident progress to further bolster its humanitarian and economic leadership, while embracing generous giving as an approach, said His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, on Saturday. The declaration of 2017 as the Year of Giving by H.H. Sheikh Khalifa is embodiment of a sublime humanitarian legacy of generous giving and responsibility that was left ...  >>MORE

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UAE marks 'Year of Giving' with more initiatives to help displaced and refugees, says Hamdan bin Zayed


UAE announces over 1400 initiatives for National Year of Giving


UAE President dedicates Year of Giving to UAE martyrs


Abu Dhabi Crown Prince praises President's move to remember martyrs


UAE Government launches National Year of Giving Strategy


Mohammed bin Rashid launches ‘Hope Makers’ Initiative to rekindle hope in Arab World


Year of Giving will solidify UAE’s position as the world’s most giving nation, asserts VP


Al Gergawi stresses importance of Year of Giving to the region, world


Year of Giving Retreat exemplifies UAE's unique values of dialogue, says acting NMC Director-General


Year of Giving Retreat: Ministers of Happiness and Youth Affairs collect ideas, feedback to share with experts and stakeholders


In the spirit of Year of Giving 2017, thousands to walk in solidarity with children who walk long distances to school


Abdullah bin Zayed highlights Emirates Foundation's targeted youth empowerment programmes during 'Year of Giving'


Al Ain University doubles funds for supporting students as part of Year of Giving


Higher National Committee for the Year of Giving initiative holds first meeting


First environment-related endowment initiative launched as part of Year of Giving


Sharjah Charity International’s publications to feature Year of Giving logo


Mohammed bin Rashid launches Year of Giving logo


UAE's giving march will ring in much stronger new year, affirms Mohamed bin Zayed


UAE’s Convoys of Giving launched in Abu Dhabi


Mohammed bin Rashid forms Higher National Committee for Year of Giving


President announces 2017 Year of Giving, UAE as home of giving and Emiratis as people of giving


Year of Giving embodies UAE founder's legacy continued by President, says Abu Dhabi Crown Prince