Speeches and Statements

Fatima bint Mubarak : community cohesion in the UAE is the first building block for unifying the roles of community institutions

ABU DHABI 10 June 2020

A coordination meeting to develop future plans and explore community development was held today, which discussed opportunities for improvement and the strengths and weaknesses of services provided by the Unified Family Counselling Portal.

H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women's Union (GWU), President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, and Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation (FDF), stressed that strengthening community cohesion in the UAE is the first building block for unifying the roles of community institutions.

She then praised the efforts of the authorities that participated in the meeting, which is in line with the country’s preparations for the next fifty years, stressing that their work can be accomplished by introducing quality services for families and women.

She added that the UAE is a leading country in developing strategies to keep pace with the current circumstances as it employs all tools for foreseeing the future, which will help organisations and stakeholders to provide opportunities and directives, meet current challenges and future repercussions, analyse their effects, and develop appropriate solutions.

These solutions will enable strategic planning, which will contribute to drafting policies and setting priorities in an optimal way, she further added.

"We directed the GWU, in cooperation with concerned parties, to launch the portal as a basic pillar for planning social development and studying the real social and family cohesion in the UAE," Sheikha Fatima said.

She then appealed to all parties involved in the portal to cooperate with each other to ensure the best results and achieve its goals.