His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence today inaugurated the international conference “The role of mothers in education and upbringing on the values of coexistence and human brotherhood” organized by the Ministry of Tolerance and Coexistence in cooperation with the General Women’s Union under the generous patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak, President of the General Women’s Union, President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, Supreme Chairperson of the Family Development Foundation “Mother of the Emirates” and with a prominent Emirati, Arab and international presence, to discuss the pivotal role of the mother in promoting the values of the Emirati society, on top of which is tolerance, coexistence, and human brotherhood, in addition to getting acquainted with the global discourse on the role of the mother. In creating the future generation through pioneering international experiences.
In his opening speech, His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan said, “I am pleased to welcome you all to this international conference celebrating“ Mother’s Day ”organized by the Ministry of Tolerance and Coexistence in cooperation with the General Women’s Union in the United Arab Emirates. Featured from distinguished posts and thinkers from all over the world.
He added, “This conference highlights the promotion of the principle of full contributions of mothers and their empowerment without any obstacles, which is a fundamental factor in opening the way for future generations to contribute to prosperity and community prosperity, and mothers play a fundamental role in building family cohesion and grouping it around lofty human values by adopting the approach of tolerance.” And combating intolerance, and the role of mothers in promoting positive human values is an essential building block in building a successful family and a cohesive society.
His Excellency said, “It is a great honor and pride to convey to you the fragrant greetings and special welcome from the patron of this conference, the Mother of the Emirates, Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, who made tireless efforts to enhance the status of mothers, appreciate their achievements and inspire their successes, so they called her the first patron of empowerment.” Mothers have always worked with the conviction that societies will be better successful when mothers in these societies use their knowledge, skills, ideas and energy to raise children jointly with their husbands.His Highness Sheikha Fatima knows perfectly well that the world in the twenty-first century needs to adopt more enlightened and reasonable behavior of women and men Both.”.
On “Mother’s Day”, His Excellency expressed his appreciation and reverence to Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, “Mother of the Emirates”, as our country and our region, and indeed the world at large, have benefited from her Highness’s vision and wisdom, noting that this conference presents an ingenious picture of the highest and most wonderful examples of a global community that measures success through the quality of cooperation, dialogue and interaction. Peaceful among all his countrymen.
His Excellency considered that the challenges that the world will face in the coming years will make tolerance among the factors helping to achieve prosperity and peace in a more important degree than our present time. And all human beings, regardless of color, language and belief, will need cooperation and solidarity in a greater, comprehensive manner and superior to what they are today, warning that the Corona pandemic “Covid-19” reminded it that we all in this world face threats and challenges, and that biological threats to humanity do not recognize international borders or distinguish Among people on the basis of religion, language, civilization or ethnicity, as the Corona pandemic “Covid-19” mentioned the world of the importance of tolerance and human brotherhood, and also highlighted the role of individual responsibilities in the framework of these human endeavors.
His Excellency stressed that tolerance and human brotherhood in the United Arab Emirates is an essential part of the national identity, as it is one of the most important components of the legacy of the late founding father, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, may God rest his soul, a message that tolerance is a key to peace and prosperity for all Residents of the United Arab Emirates, and the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan taught us that the absence of tolerance leads people to feel suspicious of change, impedes economic development, limits the quality of life and wastes human potential.
His Excellency concluded his speech by saying, “The role of mothers in raising children supports our mission to reduce tension and distrust, and to contribute to peace, hope and optimism in the world. Let us dedicate this conference to promoting dialogue on the various problems surrounding mothers’ responsibilities in these changing times, and let us hope that This conference is helping us more effectively in helping mothers shape the future of their children and the communities in which they live. ”
Speakers at the conference were His Excellency Kolinda Grabar Kitarovi, former President of the Republic of Croatia, Her Excellency Jamila bint Salem Musabah Al Muhairi, Minister of State for Public Education Affairs, Marcy Grossman, Canada’s Ambassador to the State, Her Excellency Noura Al Suwaidi, Secretary General of the General Women’s Union, and Her Excellency Dr. Rajaa Issa Saleh Al Gurg, Chair of the Women’s Council Dubai business as well as a large number of prominent international figures.
His Excellency Kolinda Gurbar Kitarovic, the former president of Korotia, expressed her happiness to participate in this important conference, which sheds light on the important role of mothers in building generations according to high human values, sending a special congratulation to mothers around the world.
In her speech to the conference, Her Excellency Jameela Al Muhairi, Minister of State for Public Education Affairs said, “I am honored to participate in this forum dedicated to celebrating the most important job in the whole world, namely“ motherhood ”. I am talking here about Her Highness Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak, who did not find Emiratis better than the title of“ Mother of the Emirates ” To express their gratitude to her, a title that reflects the personality and accomplishments of Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak and recognizes her efforts to represent women and face the challenges surrounding society and families. Her Highness Sheikha Fatima has led many initiatives to support women and mothers, and her efforts to provide education, health care and improve policies and laws occupy a place Especially in the hearts of the Emirati people.
Her Excellency reviewed the days of childhood and the models of tolerance that she experienced in the family and society, which is the environment on which she was based, our capabilities as a nation to build a state in which more than 200 nationalities coexist happily.
Her Excellency explained that during the Corona pandemic, scientists reminded us that the mother’s immune system protects the fetus from microbial attacks, and the cells of the fetus learn to coexist and resist properly, and children continue to learn from parents, especially mothers, as they learn how to respect and appreciate others and coexist with people of races, religions or backgrounds. They also learn to reject hatred, intolerance and injustice, stressing that what mothers do in the first eight years of their children’s lives affects what they will be in the future, and through what mothers show in terms of love and appreciation for the values of respect, tolerance and acceptance of others, their children will learn to follow them. They also learn from the environment around them.
Her Excellency Noura Al Suwaidi expressed her happiness to participate in this international conference that deals with the importance of the mother’s role in education and upbringing on the values of coexistence and human brotherhood, and is being held under the generous patronage of “The Mother of the Emirates, in the midst of this exceptional selected constellation of global women leaders, stressing that it is a wonderful opportunity for all A mother and a woman in the United Arab Emirates and the world celebrates Mother’s Day, to express her pride, pride and appreciation to Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, for all the support, care, support, protection and concern for Emirati women in all fields.
She said, “God Almighty loved us in the Emirates, Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, the inspiring figure for everyone who is dedicated and devoted to the happiness of the child, woman and family. Her efforts focused mainly on the rights of women and empowering them with knowledge and experiences that qualify them to build a family and raise and raise their children on the original foundations and values.” From this standpoint, the General Women’s Union worked, thanks to the vision and guidance of Her Highness, to develop plans, strategies, initiatives, and programs, and to adopt many practices aimed at raising the status of Emirati women and mothers, in cooperation with its strategic partners, and among these activities is the initiative of organizing community women’s councils, which aims to access knowledge for women Wherever they are, and building their capabilities in light of the acceleration of the pace of life, as well as enhancing their capabilities to be able to implant the values of identity, belonging, loyalty and tolerance among their children. “
She added, “Her Highness Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak’s support for women and mothers was not limited to the borders of the United Arab Emirates only, but also extended her white hands to make her mark in the humanitarian programs and charitable and development projects implemented by the Red Crescent Authority with funding from Her Highness.”
She concluded her speech by saying, “There is no doubt that celebrating Mother’s Day is an occasion that we are proud of, given the great position of women and mothers in the UAE under the wise leadership. Overcoming all obstacles in front of her in order to be able to form a family and follow her children, so that she becomes a vital partner and a basic actor in the development process.
On her part, Her Excellency Marcy Grossman, Canadian Ambassador to the UAE, expressed her happiness to participate in the conference, stressing its importance to support mothers everywhere in the world, and congratulating Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, “Mother of the Nation”, sponsor of the conference on the occasion of celebrating Mother’s Day, and all the participants.
She praised the United Arab Emirates as a beacon in the region to promote an environment of tolerance, while Her Excellency Dr. Raja Issa Saleh Al Gurg, Chair of the Dubai Businesswomen Council, addressed in her speech “the mother’s role in educating the values of coexistence and human brotherhood”, appreciating the efforts of His Highness the Mother of the Emirates, the generous sponsor of the conference in favor of women in general. And mothers specifically to support their roles at the family, societal and functional levels as well.
She indicated that Emirati women have the capabilities and ambition to excel and contribute to the continuous development and prosperity of the United Arab Emirates.
The conference was accompanied by many activities and events, including a virtual exhibition of plastic art by ten artists from different countries of the world entitled “Mothers”, a series of training workshops for mothers entitled “Tolerance”, in addition to a media campaign to raise awareness and education.