President of the UAE forms council dedicated to international humanitarian efforts
A new council has been established in the UAE to oversee matters related to international humanitarian projects and philanthropy. His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, issued a decree for the creation of the International Humanitarian and Philanthropic Council. The roles of the council in the international humanitarian and philanthropic sector include overseeing, reviewing and approving policy agendas, managing project preparation and implementation, developing the sector's future vision and general project frameworks, and forming necessary subcommittees to support operations.
The council will be led by Sheikh Theyab bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Office of Development and Martyrs Families Affairs at the Presidential Court. Its members include Reem Ibrahim Al Hashimy, Minister of State for International Cooperation; Maryam bint Mohammed Saeed Hareb Al Mheiri, Minister of Climate Change and Environment; Shamma bint Suhail Al Mazrouei, Minister of Community Development; Faris Mohammed Ahmed Al Mazrouei, Adviser to the Presidential Court; Dr. Hamdan Musallam Al Mazrouei, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Emirates Red Crescent; Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi, Director-General of the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development; and Sultan Mohammed Al Shamsi, Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation for International Development Affairs.
The council will integrate various committees, including the Joint Strategic Committee for African Cooperation, UAE Humanitarian Committee, Higher Committee for Foreign Aid, and International Health Advisory Committee.