Her Excellency Dr Nawal Al-Hosany, the UAE’s Permanent Representative to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), on the 48th UAE National Day
Her Excellency Dr Nawal Al-Hosany, the UAE’s Permanent Representative to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), reiterated the significance of the UAE’s 48th National Day for the country’s citizens and residents alike. She noted that the anniversary was an occasion for people to express their pride in the UAE’s achievements, and their loyalty to the country’s visionary leadership that has always sought to build and invest in human capabilities so that the UAE and its people are leaders on the global stage.
Al-Hosany said: “The UAE’s achievements are a natural outcome of the great harmony that exists between the leadership and its people, which has ultimately ensured comprehensive growth in all business sectors, including new industries such as renewable energy, and enabled the country to consolidate its leading status among the world’s nations.”
She added: “The UAE has become an active player in the renewable energy space as well as in emerging domains that drive sustainable socioeconomic and environmental development. The future is full of possibilities and prospects, and thanks to our leadership’s ambitious vision and the determination of its people, the country will continue to dominate global competitiveness indices and remain at the forefront of countries looking to excel and innovate.”
HE Nada Askar Al Naqbi, Director General of Sharjah Women Sports (SWS)
December 2nd every year is an occasion to celebrate the achievements of our country and its people, and pay homage to the legacy of our founding fathers whose determination and fortitude played a vital role in unifying the country. Our country was built by visionary leaders who believed in the power of the human spirit to drive progress. The solid foundation they laid down in 1971 has led to remarkable, honourable achievements in all walks of life and created an enabling environment for women to maximise their potential. By thus encouraging Emirati women to play a leading role in the development of the nation, the UAE has broken down barriers and empowered their journey in sports as well.
We are celebrating National Day this year with a series of programmes and initiatives to bolster the potential of women and encourage them to take a more active role in boosting the local and regional sports sectors. We are keen on doubling our efforts in organising sporting events that elevate Sharjah’s position as a regional centre for women’s sports, in line with the UAE’s objectives of facilitating success by developing their talents and capabilities.
HE Reem BinKaram, Director of NAMA Women Advancement Establishment (NAMA)
In the UAE, we believe that success can never be achieved in isolation. Through our experiences, we have also understood that the journey of advancement is arduous, and requires tireless and collaborative efforts of all stakeholders of development. Women and men working together to attain common national goals, inspired by the collective vision of the UAE’s wise leadership, are key enablers of long-term, sustainable and equitable socioeconomic growth.
The UAE National Day is an opportunity for institutions and individuals to renew their collective pledge to carry forward the terrific spirit of our founding fathers, who led by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, established the foundations of a nation, which has seen tremendous growth over the past 48 years and is considered a regional and global example to follow when it comes to recognising and enabling the key contributions of women in shaping the economy and society. NAMA’s core values and all resultant efforts stem from UAE’s values, and the vision of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, and his wife, Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, Chairperson of NAMA. Guided by these core values, we were able to further national and international efforts to empower women, create more conscious and equitable economies, & make it possible for more women to reach their fullest potential.
HE Mariam Al Hammadi, Director of The Big Heart Foundation
The Big Heart Foundation (TBHF) takes pride in congratulating the UAE’s leadership, its citizens and residents on the occasion of the 48th National Day.
The late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan and the founding leaders of the UAE have given us plenty of reasons to be proud of on this glorious day. This country was founded on the universal human values of love and tolerance, and today, is a role model of peaceful co-existence in the Arab world. Along with being a comforting home to over 200 nationalities who live and work together sharing friendship and goodwill, the UAE has taken this humanitarian spirit worldwide by offering help and aid to those who need it the most.
These values that embody our Emirati identity and are at the core of the existence of all our institutions, including the TBHF, deeply rooted in the culture of giving. Launched in response to helping those in need, TBHF’s initiatives to provide urgent relief as well as sustainable support to displaced children, families and other vulnerable communities, stem from the vision and directives of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, and his wife, Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, Chairperson of TBHF.
These values upheld by the Emirati society make UAE National Day celebrations a cherished occasion, which we mark with our international partners. Just as we inherited these values from our founding fathers, TBHF seeks to leave behind a memorable legacy for future generations. This legacy is based on our vision for the future of humanity, and will help preserve the humanitarian image the UAE, which is recognized and celebrated around the world today.
HE Sheikha Hind Bint Majid Al Qassimi, Chairperson of Sharjah Business Women Council
The UAE has attained significant achievements in economy, science, innovation, human development, diversity management and labour market efficiency, in addition to other indices that showcase the remarkable progress that our citizens have fuelled in various fields. It is also evident in women’s achievements across multiple sectors and the support to gender equity as a result of an effective national development plan. All these successes reflect the respect and recognition our country commands regionally and globally.
On this great occasion of UAE National Day, maintaining the spirit of the Union should remain our top strategic goal, which we will strive to deliver by maintaining a coherent vision and working on specific objectives. It is also a call to individuals to help implement our national ideals by acquiring the right tools and utilising opportunities to help drive sustainable development. The spirit of the Union will enable us to give off our best to ensure that our country holds its distinct place among the most respected nations of the world.