Investing in the Nation's Human Resource

  • 8 May 2013

The UAE’s wise leadership, under President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan (may God protect him), regards the UAE’s citizens as the ultimate treasure and invests in it to enhance their capability. The country’s leadership makes citizens their focus and translates this into policies and programs that treat human resource as the top priority. The meetings His Highness General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, had with citizens at the Al-Dhaid Palace in Sharjah should be seen in this context.

His Highness is always keen to engage directly with Emiratis and wants to understand their problems and expectations. Such a practice leads to the government formulating policies for addressing citizens’ needs and priorities in infrastructure, housing, education, etc. and ensuring that the fruits of development reach citizens across the country without any discrimination. It also highlights the unique relationship between the leadership and people of the UAE, which is based on engagement, loyalty and love.

During his meetings with the UAE nationals at his palace in Al-Dhaid, His Highness General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan said that the country’s wise leadership leaves no stone unturned in boosting development across all emirates. This approach is based on a vision to utilize all resources available, improving the condition of human workforce in the country and ushering in greater national prosperity.

His Highness General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan’s statements are extremely significant as they highlight the cultural component of the UAE’s pioneering experiment. This fact has been supported by international reports on human development such as the Annual Human Development Report of the United Nations Development Program where the UAE was ranked very highly in the human development category.

This is in addition to several other international surveys and studies that have declared people in the UAE as ‘the happiest’ in the Arab world and declare the country as the most favored destination for young Arabs world-wide. In times of uncertainty and tension in the Middle East, the UAE continues to be a stable, optimistic and forward looking country which ensures peace and security and moves steadily on the path of development, thanks to a leadership which wisely utilizes its national resources.