Volunteer work has been a major consideration in the UAE’s Strategy

The Ruler’s Representative in Al Dhafra Region and Chairman of the Emirates Red Crescent Authority (ERC), His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan affirmed that the United Arab Emirates, under the leadership of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the State, takes volunteer work a major consideration in its national strategies to enhance the values of charitable work and giving generosity and encouragement of voluntary initiatives.

Sheikh Hamdan said in a statement on the occasion of the International Volunteer Day, which falls on the fifth of December, thanks to the support and sharp guidance of Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Emirate of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the United Arab Emirates has assumed a respectable global position for its humanitarian initiatives towards countries.

Volunteer Work Contributions during COVID-19

Sheikh Hamdan highlighted also the outstanding contribution of volunteers to contain the COVID-19 pandemic. Also, he said, UAE leaders are proud of all the volunteers who played a vital and important role in containing the COVID-19 pandemic and who are still on the frontlines heroes and translating the country’s preventive and preventive plans and strategies into concrete measures, thanks to the initiatives taken by the volunteers, and the UAE has successfully overcome this epidemic.

The head of the Egyptian Red Crescent stressed the challenges facing volunteer work and volunteers, especially in areas of armed conflict, noting that dozens of volunteers and humanitarian workers are killed annually while performing their sacred duties. He referred to the recent attack on members of the Egyptian Red Crescent team in Taiz, Yemen.

The international celebration of volunteer work

The United Nations designated International Volunteer Day in 1985 as an International Day to celebrate the power and potential of volunteering. That day provides an opportunity for voluntary organizations and individual volunteers to highlight their contributions at the local, national and international levels to achieve The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and to increase awareness and recognition of the contribution to their communities.

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