Dubai: Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, UAE Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai have announced the UAE’s top five goals for the coming year during the first Cabinet meeting of 2023.
Sheikh Mohammed, who also serves as vice president, declared that the UAE would prioritise strengthening its sense of national identity, promoting environmental protection and sustainability, developing the education sector, advancing Emiratization policies, and fostering international business alliances.
The National Strategy for Desertification, which will guide efforts to protect the nation’s natural resources until 2030, was endorsed by ministers during the conference. The framework consists of 33 programs with the objectives of protecting ecosystems, enhancing arid and drylands, and lessening the effects of climate change.
Desertification involves the human-caused degradation of land in areas with low rainfall. In an effort to support the booming industry and encourage investment, the Cabinet has decided to restrict permits for space-related operations.
“The Cabinet approved the issuance of a decision to ensure compensation for damage caused to third parties during space activities. The meeting also approved the issuance of the decision to regulate space resource activities in line with the objectives of the national space policy,” as per the statement.
A strategy to measure public satisfaction with government services was also introduced by cabinet members. The Government Services Observatory is an interactive digital platform that shows public perceptions of websites, mobile apps, and service centres as well as customer approval ratings.
Additionally, decision-makers authorised a single financial processes guide for donations and money transfers outside of the UAE in relation to the reorganization of the Emirates Council for Food Security. The signing of cooperation agreements with the governments of Samoa, the Ivory Coast, Serbia, and Italy was approved by the Cabinet for publication as a federal decree.