His Highness Shaikh Mohammad bin Rashid al-Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, made the announcement at a social media session of fundamental changes to the new way the UAE Government functions.
“We don’t need more ministries, but more ministers capable of dealing with change”
The key words: YOUTH, TOLERANCE and HAPPINESS.
HH SHAIKH MOHAMMAD BIN RASHID AL MAKTOUM heads towards changes: YOUTH
According to his speech “young people are faster in acquiring processing knowledge and they represent more than half of the population in Arab countries”.
And again “ without the energy and optimism of youth, societies cannot develop.”
The Emirates Youth Council is chaired by Shamma Al Mazrui ,22, Minister of State for Youth. The Council will develop youth-related strategies that are aligned with future trends in the UAE, identify challenges facing youth and provide solutions. It will also develop programs that ensure positive participation of young people in the community in various sectors and learn about young people’s views about related issues and ensure their contribution in boosting national identify and good citizenship among young people.
HH SHAIKH MOHAMMAD BIN RASHID AL MAKTOUM heads towards changes: TOLERANCE
In a book – Flashes of Thought – published 18 months ago Sheikh Mohammed described how he had warned fellow Arab leaders for years that they had to provide better services and education to their overwhelmingly young populations, or risk being overthrown by the same revolutionary forces that had brought many of them to power in the first place.
That’s the feature for the Minister of State for Tolerance, in the name of Sheikha Lubna : tolerance is a quality that Arab people must cherish and practice in order to give others the example. Who you are and where you come from is irrelevant in a community that aims at the interaction of the races for a better environment.
Ideological openness, diversity, acceptance of others’ religious, cultural and intellectual ideals are some of the values that HH is requesting for this new UAE era.
HH SHAIKH MOHAMMAD BIN RASHID AL MAKTOUM heads towards changes: HAPPINESS
His Highness underscored the coming phase will have different national priorities: “We have a number of national priorities to address such as youth, knowledge development, community development, climate change, future trends, post-oil phase. We will develop new innovative mechanism to address them. Our real success will be measured by people’s satisfaction and make their lives easier because the post is a responsibility in front of Allah and the people. And every one is responsible.”
Studies have shown happy people produce more, live longer and drive better economic development in their countries.
The environment in which the population lives is as important as the country’s economic decisions. People should be directed towards the achievement of their dreams and their ambitions. That’s the core belief of Mrs Ohood al-Roumi, Minister of State for Happiness.
Moreover this new conceptual vision aims at be an example worldwide. Again, the UAE are far cry from the rest of the world.