During his participation in the Second Conference of the Parliamentary Network of the Non-Aligned Movement

Federal National Bank: The UAE, under the leadership of Mohammed bin Zayed, is keen to enhance international security and stability

Speech of the Chairman of the Council, Saqr Ghobash, delivered on his behalf by Adnan Hamad Al-Hammadi. WAM

The Federal National Council (FNC) affirmed the UAE's keenness under the leadership of President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan to consolidate the values of solidarity and concerted efforts towards global issues, coordinate positions on the international arena to enhance international security and stability, achieve the aspirations of peoples for sustainable development, and help affected peoples to advance and achieve their growth and prosperity.

This came in the speech of the President of the Council, Saqr Ghobash, delivered on his behalf by a member of the UAE Parliamentary Division Group, Adnan Hamad Al Hammadi, during the second conference of the Parliamentary Network of the Non-Aligned Movement, which was held on the sidelines of the 146th General Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union in the Kingdom of Bahrain, with the participation of heads of parliaments and delegations of member states of the Network.

Members of the UAE Parliamentary Division Group in the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) participated in the meeting: Sarah Mohammed Falaknaz, Meera Sultan Al Suwaidi, and Marwan Obaid Al Muhairi, members of the Federal National Council.

In his speech, Saqr Ghobash said, "The UAE, which was founded on the principles of peace, tolerance, coexistence with all, respect for the sovereignty of states, and non-interference in their internal affairs, has spared no effort to stand with all countries and peoples alike, regardless of their ethnic, national, religious, cultural and other affiliations."

He pointed to the UAE's humanitarian stances towards countries and peoples during the Covid-19 pandemic, where the UAE's medical and humanitarian aid reached almost all parts of the world, without discrimination between anyone.

In his speech during the conference, he said: The world now that it has almost completely overcome this pandemic, it needs to work, and with it we, parliamentarians, in our legislative and oversight capacity, in two parallel directions:

First: Work to restore the situation to what it was before the pandemic, especially in the sectors that have been most affected, such as the health and education sector, and to draw lessons and lessons produced by the pandemic and address the shortcomings that existed, as the pandemic can be classified in the list of "emerging crises" that can appear from time to time for any reason.

Second: We need to be proactive and sustainable together, as the world is now experiencing changes and developments that may be the most dangerous throughout the history of humanity, the first of which is climate change with all the crises that this phenomenon may produce such as food and water security, and from here comes our parliamentary role in working and coordinating with our national executive institutions to legislate the necessary laws that will keep pace with international developments and changes in all their orientations on the one hand, as well as working and coordinating with all parliamentary organizations at the regional and international levels to ensure Achieving collective international action to address all these phenomena as one international community.

In the same context, Dr. Shaikha Obaid Al-Tunaiji, and Dr. Moza Mohammed bin Hamroor Al-Ameri, members of the Parliamentary Division Group of the Federal National Council in the Inter-Parliamentary Union, participated in the meeting of the Democracy and Human Rights Committee of the Union, which was held yesterday within the meetings of the 146th Assembly of the Union and the 211th session of the Governing Council in Manama, Bahrain, and the committee discussed the topic of "parliamentary momentum in favor of combating disinformation, hate content and discriminatory content in cyberspace."

In the intervention of the UAE Parliamentary Division on the subject, Dr. Shaikha Al Tunaiji stressed the importance of the parliamentary role, legislation and oversight in combating the misuse of cyberspace in spreading hatred, misleading propaganda and discrimination, and one of the most prominent challenges facing this role is the rapid and changing nature of cyberspace, which requires parliamentarians to develop proactive legislation to reduce its negative effects.

The Parliamentary Division shared the experiences of the UAE in this field, and its efforts that are based on building a legislative environment that deters discrimination and hatred, and supports tolerance and coexistence, Al Tunaiji said: "In 2015, the Anti-Discrimination and Hate Law was issued, which aims to prevent and confront manifestations of discrimination and racism, whatever their nature, ethnic, religious, or cultural, and the law also criminalizes acts related to contempt of religions and their sanctities, combating all forms of discrimination, and rejecting hate speech through various means and methods of expression, and the law criminalizes all speech. or an act that incites strife or strife, or discriminates between individuals or groups by publishing it on the information network, websites, industrial materials, information technology means, or any other means."

She added that the UAE has developed legislation that limits hate crimes, racial discrimination and others, and has worked on the other hand to enrich the culture of global tolerance and coexistence, and this is what we see evident in its establishment of a Ministry of Tolerance and Coexistence, its adoption of the National Program for Tolerance, and the establishment of international partnerships for capacity building, violence prevention, and combating terrorism and crime, such as the International Institute for Tolerance, the Hedayah Center for Combating Violent Extremism, and the Sawab Center, which was launched by the United Arab Emirates in cooperation with the United States of America in July 2015.

She pointed out that the center looks forward to amplifying the voices of millions of Muslims and non-Muslims around the world who reject violence and stand against terrorist practices, and the center cooperates with the governments of countries in the region and the world, including the governments of 63 countries participating in the international coalition against extremism, and to spread the values of tolerance and openness.

Omar Al Nuaimi wins executive membership of the International Association of Secretaries General

The Secretary General of the Federal National Council, Dr. Omar Al Nuaimi, has won the membership of the Executive Committee of the International Association of Secretaries-General.

This came during the meeting of the Association of Secretaries General of National Parliaments, which brought together more than 100 Secretaries-General from around the world and was held on the sidelines of the 146th session of the Inter-Parliamentary Union in the Kingdom of Bahrain from 11 to 15 March.

Dr. Omar Al Nuaimi thanked the members of the Association of Secretaries General for their confidence and his election as a member of the Executive Committee, stressing that he will work with all members to continue the path of success and excellence so that the Association of Secretaries General is the best platform for exchanging best practices.

Al-Nuaimi praised the positive and effective role played by the General Secretariat of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, and its efforts since its inception within the international system of the Union, and the environment it provides to enhance dialogue and cooperation between member parliaments, consultation on various issues of common interest, dealing with data and highlighting positions on crucial issues and challenges on the international arena.

He stressed the importance of concerted efforts of the Secretariats General in order to exchange best practices that promote legislative work in countries and contribute to the sustainability of the quality and efficiency of support for members of parliament.

The UAE was founded on the principles of peace, tolerance, coexistence with all, and respect for the sovereignty of states.

The UAE has put in place legislation that limits hate crimes, racial discrimination, and others.