Abu Dhabi: The UAE President, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, has issued a Federal Decree establishing the International Humanitarian and Philanthropic Council.
The Council, which is responsible for supervising international humanitarian and philanthropic affairs, was chaired by Sheikh Theyab bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Office of Development and Martyrs Families Affairs at the Presidential Court.
The council further comprises Ms. Reem Ibrahim Al Hashimy, Minister of State for International Cooperation; Ms. Maryam bint Mohammed Saeed Hareb Al Mheiri, Minister of Climate Change and Environment; Ms. Shamma bint Suhail Al Mazrouei, Minister of Community Development; Mr. Faris Mohammed Ahmed Al Mazrouei, Adviser to the Presidential Court; Dr. Hamdan Musallam Al Mazrouei, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Emirates Red Crescent; Mr. Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi, Director-General of the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development; and Mr. Sultan Mohammed Al Shamsi, Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation for International Development Affairs.
The International Humanitarian and Philanthropic Council’s roles include overseeing the international humanitarian and philanthropic sector. They review and approve the policy agenda for international humanitarian affairs. Additionally, they oversee the preparation and implementation of relevant initiatives and projects. The council is responsible for developing the future vision for international humanitarian affairs and general frameworks for implementation. They also have the authority to form any necessary subcommittees to support operations.
The council will integrate the Joint Strategic Committee for African Cooperation, the UAE Humanitarian Committee, the Higher Committee for Foreign Aid, and the International Health Advisory Committee.