A high-profile delegation of women leaders from the UAE, Arab and world
organisations, has delivered the Pendant of Family Happiness to H.H. Sheikha
Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women's Union (GWU), Supreme
Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation (FDF) and President of the
Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, at al-Bahr Palace today.
The Pendant was conferred on Sheikha Fatima by the
Arab League and Arab Family Organisation in recognition of her initiatives and
diligent efforts in addressing the Arab women issues, and ensuring family
Among others present were H.H. Sheikha Shamsa bint
Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, wife of Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan,
Ruler's Representative in the Western Region, Sheikha Al Yazia bint Saif bin
Mohammed Al Nahyan, wife of H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Foreign
Minister, Sheikha Aisha bint Suhail Al Ketbi, Sheikha Latifa bint Tahnoun bin
Mohammed Al Nahyan, wife of Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
The event was also attended by Sheikha Lubna bint
Khalid Al Qasimi, Minister of International Cooperation and Development, Mariam
bint Mohammed Khalfan Al Roumi, Minister of Social Affairs, Dr. Maytha bint
Salem Al Shamsi, Minister of State, Hind Al Subaih, Kuwait's Minister of Social
Affairs and Labour, Dr. Amal Al Qubaisi, Director-General of Abu Dhabi Education
Council, Enas Makkawi, Manager of the Directorate of Women, Family, and
Childhood at the Arab League, other senior officials and dignitaries.
While receiving the delegation, Sheikha Fatima
thanked the Arab League and the Arab Family Organisation over conferring the
Pendant of Family Happiness on her, adding that the honour reflects the League
and Organisation's keenness regarding the concept and value of family in
She added that the family in the UAE enjoys
support from President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice
President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed
bin Rashid Al Maktoum, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown
Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and
Their Highnesses Rulers of Emirates.
Sheikha Fatima said that the UAE leadership does not spare any effort to
care for the family, being a nucleus for the UAE community. She referred to the
global top ranking of the UAE people as world's happiest people.