Global Excellence for the UAE's Ministry of Interior
- 12 April 2014
The UAE’s Ministry of Interior, led by His Highness Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, embodies the country’s ambitions under the wise leadership of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan (may God protect him), to consistently rank among the top across various fields, not only at Arab and regional levels, but also at the global level. This quest for excellence became evident as it was announced that all police sectors across the UAE have obtained the international ISO 9001:2008 certification, giving their practices the stamp of quality. In doing so, it became the first Ministry of Interior in the world to have achieved this distinction.
This significant achievement of the Ministry of Interior has various dimensions. First, it has been achieved this in record time, as was described by H.H. Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan. It shows the efficiency of the Ministry’s performance and its strong will to achieve such a distinction. Second, this is the achievement of Emirati individuals who have accepted this as a challenge and have succeeded in it. This confirms that the UAE’s human resource is capable of miracles as and when suitable environment for innovation is provided to them. Our wise leadership has confidence in the Emiratis’ ability to achieve the UAE’s Vision 2021 as it targets to become one of the top countries in the world by 2021, the 50th anniversary of its foundation.
This has also been due to the comprehensive and modern view of security adopted by the Ministry of Interior. The ministry is keen to involve people in the mission of maintaining security, and is willing to always engage with them to understand their views, vision, and response to the services being offered to the UAE’s population. Having gathered the feedback, the Ministry of Interior formulates plans and strategies based on real situations, tailored to the needs of people in the street. Moreover, the ministry’s significant list of achievements may be numerous and unique but has not made it complacent. On the contrary, the achievements have pushed the ministry to achieve more through sheer hard work to maintain the distinction.
The UAE’s Ministry of Interior follows a principle of development that compels them to not sit on its laurels and always look ahead. This has been due to careful planning and is based on a clear vision and defined objectives. The Ministry of Interior has chosen this path as it is aware of the challenges ahead and how they can be surmounted through a proactive approach. The stability in the UAE, which is considered one of its most important strengths, is among the many contributions of the Ministry of Interior. It plays a critical role in making the UAE safe and secure for its citizens, residents, tourists, investors and all those who come to our beloved country.