Historic Leadership and Earning Top Global Rankings
- 22 January 2015
It wasn’t a surprise for anyone in or outside the UAE when the country topped globally on the index of people’s trust levels in government and economy and motivation for innovation. This was according to the 2015 Edelman Trust Barometer, which is published by Edelman Foundation in New York every year. Such an international acknowledgement is expected due to the country’s wise leadership, which makes human welfare its top priority.
This is the noblest aim of all sustainable development projects, policy, strategies, laws and regulations issued by our wise leadership under the guidance of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan (may God protect him). In fact, based on His Highness’ directives, the cabinet declared 2015 as the year of innovation in the UAE to enhance excellence, create distinction and become pioneers in the way its organizations and workplaces function.
The secret behind the UAE getting this rank is that its people are one with their wise leadership in this march toward establishing the principles of justice, truth, human and strategic vision, mercy, transparency and scientific planning. Such achievements are not confined to the UAE government and its people but extend to the needy, refugees and those displaced by wars and natural calamities all over the planet. As a result, the UAE has become one of the leading philanthropist countries.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai (may God protect him), attributes the country’s top rankings in earning the people’s trust in government and economy, and its top rank in the government’s capacity to motivate innovation, to sincere efforts and called it a journey that has endured for about 43 years.
What started with Founder of the UAE, the Late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan and Sheikh Rashid bin Said Al Maktoum (may God bless their souls) is being continued by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan (may God protect him), and his brothers, the Rulers of Emirates. His Highness emphasizes that the UAE follows a distinct model of development whereby all sectors work for a singular vision and as per clear national priorities. The credit for this achievement should hence go to mutual trust between government and all social segments.
Today, people across all emirates of this blessed land take pride in the rank which we have earned because of the contributions of men, women, elders and youth, in the face of challenges facing the entire region. This makes it imperative that we make greater efforts, be more persistent and keen to attain higher ranks globally so that the UAE stands alongside the first and foremost in the world and achieve the blessed leadership’s noble goals and its humanitarian vision.