The Supreme National Committee for Volunteerism Organized during the crises its first remote meeting chaired by His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Chairman of the Committee and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Emirates Foundation, following the approval of the Council of Ministers to form the committee and its tasks.
During the meeting, His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan launched the "Emirates Volunteer" campaign to unify the voluntary activities at the country level.
At the beginning of the meeting, His Highness welcomed the members of the committee, stressing the need to enhance and unite the efforts of all in light of the importance of the current exceptional stage that the world and the UAE are going through during confronting the "Covid 19" virus.
His Highness said, "The UAE is the home of all citizens and residents, and we are able to address any challenges we face with cohesion and cooperation."
His Highness stressed, "We are keen, in cooperation with all concerned parties at the current stage, to document our national experience, and history will mention the exceptional role of the various bodies, their employees and volunteers, and the sacrifices and efforts they have made to overcome the current circumstances."
His Highness added, "Today we are stronger through our solidarity ... and the cooperation of our people ... and the support of all residents with us in the continuity of business and the responsibility to preserve the gains of the homeland and the safety of its residents."
The agenda of the meeting reviewed the tasks and responsibilities approved for the Supreme National Committee to organize volunteering during crises and developments in the situation and support the efforts of workers in various bodies and the roles and complementarity of roles under the leadership of the National Authority for Emergency and Crisis and Disaster Management and follow-up needs and requirements to provide protection and safety for all.
His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan pointed out the necessity of developing a clear and coherent framework for regulating volunteering in the country as well as developing the "UAE Volunteers" platform to be a flexible platform that accommodates all the needs of society in the country's voluntary sector, stressing the importance of the "Emirates Volunteering" campaign that contributes to the adoption and support of volunteers. At the state level.
His Highness pointed out the importance of following up and monitoring the public’s views and opening channels of communication with all groups of society in a way that supports the vision of leadership and work as well as a team to support the government's priorities in the current stage.
The “Emirates Volunteer” campaign - the national campaign to adopt and support volunteers at the state level - was launched in cooperation with the governmental, semi-governmental, voluntary and private sectors and aims to harness the skills and talents of members of society to protect and preserve the health of the most affected groups in it. The campaign provides volunteers with two types of volunteering: field volunteering and volunteering The default.
The campaign reflects the solidarity of all to support the priorities of the government at the current stage. The entities participating in the campaign include government entities such as the Ministry of Community Development, the Ministry of Cabinet and Future Affairs, the Ministry of Education, the Community Development Department, the Abu Dhabi Health Department, the Information Office of the Abu Dhabi Government, the National Media Council, Abu Dhabi Media, and the Abu Dhabi Center For technical and vocational education and training, the National Program for Happiness and Quality of Life, the Abu Dhabi Health Services Company “SEHA”, the Abu Dhabi Government Academy, and quasi-governmental bodies such as the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company “ADNOC” and the Emirates Telecom Group and Company Lounges "and Etihad Airways destinations the third sector for the benefit of the public, such as the Emirates Foundation and the UAE Red Crescent as well as to other destinations such as H Que World Wide Haoz LLC."
The meeting was attended by His Highness Sheikh Dhiyab bin Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Head of the Diwan of the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Vice-Chairman of the Committee, His Excellency Hessa bint Issa Bou Hamid, Minister of Community Development, His Excellency Dr. Sultan bin Ahmed Al Jaber, Minister of State and His Excellency Dr. Mugheer Khamis Al Khaili, Head of the Community Development Department Member of the Executive Council and His Excellency Mohammed Abdullah Al-Junaibi, President of Presidential Protocols at the Ministry of Presidential Affairs, His Excellency Abdullah bin Touq, Secretary-General of the Council of Ministers, Obaid Al-Hossan Al-Shamsi, Director General of the National Authority for Emergency, Crisis and Disasters, and Ahmed Talib Al-Shamsi, Acting CEO of the Emirates Foundation.