Leaders unveil UAE Centennial 2071 journey
DUBAI 29 September 2017: The start of the journey toward achieving UAE Centennial 2071 goals, was announced by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.
The goals are for the UAE to have the:
- Best education in the world
- Best economy
- Happiest communities, and the
- Best government
Clear and practical steps will be outlined to achieve these goals with the highest standards and utmost efficiency.
Best Education: Top among the UAE Centennial 2071 priorities is for UAE to offer the best education in the world, in order to empower future generations. Specific resources and investments will be dedicated to improving the education system focusing on technology and Artificial Intelligence, in order to provide future generations with tools to contribute to serving the nation and building its future.
Economic Leadership: The UAE Centennial 2071 goals include positioning the UAE as a major economic leader, with the best global economy, by adopting advanced science and technology solutions, innovating consistently, and investing in entrepreneurship and environmental sustainability, among others. The plan also seeks to fuel the economy through competitive environmental, digital and physical infrastructure, establishing the UAE as a hub for innovation and entrepreneurship, and ensuring sustainable development in order to prosper in the future.
Happiness: Happiness is an important priority in the UAE Centennial 2071 plan, which will invest in community happiness through cohesive families, tolerance and a solid national identity. It seeks to provide young citizens with all the tools to be happy ambassadors of the UAE, enriched in their knowledge and lifestyle. The plan also focuses on solidifying future generations’ national identity, embracing values rooted in Emirati culture, including positivity, peace, humility, respect, tolerance, generosity, leadership, determination, perseverance, loyalty and patriotism, as inspired by the UAE’s wise and ambitious leadership.
Government: The plan also stresses the important role that the UAE government plays in achieving happiness for its citizens by empowering people, ensuring security and stability, harnessing the potential of advanced science and technology to improve quality of life, and providing the social services and legislation needed to establish the UAE as the best country in the world.
The meetings saw the launch of strategies including the
- UAE Soft Power Strategy
- Emirates Higher Education Strategy
- Fourth Industrial Revolution Strategy and the
- UAE Water Security Strategy 2036.
“In order to achieve our UAE Centennial 2071 objectives, we need to work together as a team, each taking part in making the UAE the best country in the world. We believe in our national capabilities and seek to empower national cadres ready to lead the future, today,” Mohammed bin Rashid said during the end of the 1st edition of the UAE Government’s Annual meeting in Abu Dhabi. “We want the best government, the best education, the happiest society and the best economy in the world. We aspire to build a global economic powerhouse,” he added.
Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed said, “The UAE has full confidence in, and supports completely, the young generation of our citizens who will pursue, and achieve, the UAE Centennial 2071 goals.”
He continued, “We aim to nurture and prepare our young people to be confident of their national identity, empowered with world-class education and able to pioneer the future, positioning the UAE among the world’s leading countries. They will unleash their energies and dedicate their efforts to achieving excellence and realising the ambitious vision of our leadership.”
The UAE Centennial 2071 strategy and highlights concluded the two-day UAE government annual meetings, held in Abu Dhabi on September 26th and 27th.
The meetings constituted the largest governmental gathering of its kind in the UAE, and introduced over 120 federal and local government initiatives in 30 sectors in response to national goals and challenges.
The meeting was attended by H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, H.H. Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, H.H. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah, H.H. Sheikh Ammar bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Crown Prince of Ajman, H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Crown Prince of Fujairah, H.H. Sheikh Rashid bin Saud bin Rashid Al Mu’alla, Crown Prince of Umm Al Qaiwain, H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Crown Prince of Ras al-Khaimah, H.H. Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, H.H. Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chief of the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince’s Court, H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, a number of Sheikhs and more than 450 leaders, ministers and top federal and local officials.