UAE to participate in World Family Summit +10 in China

Dubai: The UAE will take part in the World Family Summit +10 in China from December 2-4, 2014.

It will be held under the theme ”Families in Balance: Building the Future We Want Celebrating the Achievements of the MDGs and Welcoming the Post 2015 Development Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals.” Mariam bint Mohammed Khalfan Al Roumi, Minister of Social Affairs, and head of the UAE delegation to the summit, stated that the ministry’s participation in the meeting springs out of its strategy to share expertise and experiments and learn lessons from other experiences.

Al Roumi said she would present the UAE efforts to implement strategies and initiatives aimed at delivering premium services to the family. She added that the UAE had provided more than US$ 30 billion in development aid to developing countries over the recent years.

The World Family Organization, organiser of the event, says the summit will coincide with the deadline for the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals and the global wide discussion about setting a new Post-2015 Development Agenda.

At the UN Conference Rio+20 in 2012, World Leaders agreed that after 2015, and building on the Millennium Development Goals, a new set of goals and targets needed to be grounded to finish the job that the MDGs successfully started.

The World Family Summit +10 will be both, a Celebrating and a Welcoming Event! After ten editions of successful World Family Summits, we are happy to Celebrate the Decade of 2004?2014 where the Family Issues were definitely included in the International Development Agenda, the 20th Anniversary of the UN International Year of the Family and the Millennium Development Goals Achievements.

Being fully engaged in the discussions as the international community shapes the vision for new sets of goals and targets integrating the economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainable development we will Welcome the proposals for the Sustainable Development Goals, which will serve as foundations for a Global Post?2015 Development Agenda.

SOURCE: WAM