Speeches

Sheikha Fatima: Zayed Humanitarian Work Day an occasion to build on Founding Father’s achievements

ABU DHABI 23 May 2019

H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women's Union, President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, and Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation, has said that the UAE's celebration of the annual ‘Zayed Humanitarian Work Day’, reflects the country's commitment to the Founding Father's legacy in humanitarian and charitable work.

In a statement she made to mark the 'Zayed Humanitarian Work Day', which coincides the death anniversary of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan on 19th of Ramadan, Sheikha Fatima said, "As we mark this day, we renew our pledge to continue his march of development and to build on his achievements to remain among the top countries in humanitarian works, under the wise leadership of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan."

Sheikha Fatima affirmed that women empowerment is among the priorities of the wise leadership since the era of Sheikh Zayed, as the country's leadership launched programmes that aim to reinforce the active role of women in the society. Sheikha Fatima stated that the Founding Father's directives that created a shift towards supporting women’s development and empowerment, while highlighting the nation's progress in global competitiveness indexes, particularly in women's development arenas.

Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak added, "We celebrate an exceptional leader, whose profound memory is enshrined within every Emirati and even in the Arab and international conscience. Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan made history with his wisdom and leadership, and left his deep mark throughout the country, promoting it towards prosperity and renaissance."