DUBAI, 21st March, 2022 (WAM) — Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence, Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan has said, “Mother’s Day in the United Arab Emirates has become a renowned occasion to celebrate and honor the Mother of the Nation, H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, President of the General Women’s Union (GWU), President of the Supreme Council for Maternity and Childhood and Supreme President of the Family Development Foundation (FDF), as an inexhaustible source of good, whether in the service of social development efforts in general or in the interests of furthering the role of women in society and in the world.
“The efforts and achievements of His Highness continue in the service of society and the human being, and never stop, whether in education, health, maternal and child protection, charitable works , or in the development of good relations between the followers of civilizations and cultures, or in anything that would advance the community, the motherland and the world in all fields,” said Sheikh Nahyan in his opening speech at the opening of the international conference “Mothers as champions of human fraternity”, organized at Expo 2020 Dubai under the kind patronage of Sheikha Fatima, on the occasion of the celebration of Mother’s Day in the Arab Emirates united and in the Arab world.
The event was organized in cooperation with the GWU, the Family Development Councils and the Higher Committee of Human Fraternity.
The conference sessions addressed several main topics, namely the status of motherhood in a changing world, the central role of the mother in forming a cohesive family, and the efforts and achievements of Sheikha Fatima in these areas. .
Speakers included Hessa bint Essa Buhumaid, Minister of Community Development; Razan Al Mubarak, Director General of the Abu Dhabi Environment Agency; Ambassador Mary Moby, Commissioner General of Zimbabwe at Expo 2020 Dubai; Randa Bessiso, founding director of the Middle East Center; Leena Khalil, co-founder of Mumzworld, and Dr. Khadra Salem, representative of Al-Azhar in the Egyptian Senate, in the presence of Afra Al Sabri, director general of the Ministry of Tolerance and Coexistence of the United Arab Emirates.
Sheikh Nahyan said: “We express our deepest gratitude for what His Highness means to all of us as a role model and good example of loyalty. We express our utmost gratitude and respect to His Highness for what she always affirms in words and deeds the importance of providing the necessary care for motherhood and childhood, and Her Highness also stresses that women everywhere must be fully capable of giving and of fulfilling themselves, for woman must learn to the highest level and to develop her energies and potential to the fullest to bring up her sons and daughters and teach them to love their country and contribute fully to the progress of society, and the mother should be open with confidence and without sensitivity to all development achievements in the country and around the world.
He emphasized that the conference addresses through dialogue and discussion the status of motherhood in a changing world, the central role of mothers in forming a cohesive family, and His Highness’ efforts and achievements in these areas, with which the UAE has become the shining proof of a very successful experience of affirming the role of the mother in the development of society and of the human being. The conference also highlights the role of mothers as “Champions of Human Fraternity”.
He explained that the mother is the first teacher of the child, always striving to raise him on virtue, faith, commitment and concern for giving and achieving, confirming that the Declaration of Abu Dhabi on Human Fraternity strongly calls for the protection of women’s rights, and for the safe and secure development of the child, stating that we all have a duty and responsibility to respond creatively to this call, and to do our part to empower women around the world to excel and surpass themselves and to contribute effectively to the progress of society, and even to empower women to play their central role in the education of children and to give for them.
The conference focuses on the thought, gifts and achievements of Sheikha Fatima as an inspiring role model for all global experiences and the strong belief that dialogue, exchange of experiences and joint action worldwide are the infallible means of affirming the role of the mother in the progress of society and of the human being, and her role in the diffusion of the values of peace, love and coexistence among all to ensure that the mother be a driver of lasting change for a better world.
“Your presence here today at Expo 2020 Dubai, which is focused on building a better future for the world, fully matches your expression of full confidence in the future of the motherland and the world. This future that is growing stronger in accordance with the status of the mother in our life and her ability to play her role in the work, production and education of generations, confirming that it is also very happy to express deep gratitude to all international personalities who participated in this conference, calling for concrete steps to turn all hopes and aspirations into reality and put them into action,” he concluded.
Hessa Bu Hamid said: “Awareness of the value system of tolerance inevitably begins, from childhood, with the socialization of a generation that will know how to coexist and build the bridges of love and peace and stimulate interaction and participation of all individuals to convey the message of tolerance to all children in UAE society and the world.” ”It is very important that women and mothers realize the importance of refining the system of values of tolerance at the mercy of motherhood and early childhood development, because in doing so we develop the spirit of responsibility and commitment of all members and segments of the family, and thus the family becomes a role model and example of tolerance and positive behavior, and as a bridge for a safe path for all family members, building self-confidence and affirming respect for others.”
Razan Al Mubarak, the Director General of the Abu Dhabi Environment Agency, expressed her happiness to participate in this international conference which celebrates Mother’s Day, which is the source of human values and the first teacher of ‘To be human.
”This conference aims to help mothers to play their full role in the education of future generations and the prosperity of societies, where mothers play a major role in building family cohesion on the basis of human values, in the first among which are tolerance, compassion and coexistence. In the United Arab Emirates, we are blessed to be in the care of Sheikha Fatima, whom we are proud of as a universal humanitarian symbol of giving and support, not only for Emirati women and mothers, but for all women. of the world,’ she said. added.
“His Highness will always remain as an example and a model for all of us, from whom we draw the strength, the will and the sincere desire to do good to all without exception. We are all fully aware that the Mother of the UAE has done good deeds for all and counting her deeds and efforts is impossible. Her positions and actions remain proof of her support for women’s empowerment, mother support and family care.”