· Hessa Tahlak: Council Services National Policy for Family
The Coordination Council for Family Policies held its first meeting to discuss the national agenda, development initiatives and legislations that target the national policy for family, national policy for senior emiratis as well as initiatives that related to government projects and other projects referred to the council for discussion and opinion.
The cabinet in an exceptional session which was held last December decided to highlight the “Coordination Council for Family Policies” which provides the basics of quality life for the UAE community and achieves integration and application of policies and projects that are related to the family all over the UAE.
The Coordination Council for Family Policies is in the process of establishing a unified national vision and strategy for families in the UAE to meet their needs and requirements, anticipate challenges, build relationships and ensure coordination among partners in the development and implementation of family policies.
Hessa Tahlak, Assistant Undersecretary of Community Development at the Ministry, emphasized that the members of the coordination council for family policies represent the Ministries of Community Development, Education, Happiness and Quality of Life, Community Development Department, Dubai Courts, RAK Courts Department, Community Development Authority, Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Sharjah. The members of the council agreed to organize four meetings per year and distribute the tasks and responsibilities of each member representing government and federal authorities, implement policies, legislations and laws that are related to family members and senior emiratis.
She said: “The coordination council for family policies aims for achieving the required development, integration and initiatives of the national policy for family. It also serves the agenda of the Ministry of Community Development to implement the policies and legislations of the federal and government authorities.
We will also cooperate with the private sector and public benefit non-profit associations to play specific roles that serve the agenda and goals of the council”.
Hessa Tahlak added that the first meeting of the coordination council for family policies discussed several development goals such as the role of the council, establish the vision of the national policy for family to meet the needs and overcome challenges in this regard, implement initiatives and projects provided for family members in the policies, build relations and ensure coordination among competent authorities, support cooperation and exchange experiences between all related government authorities who are involved in family affairs, the role of the council in proposing solutions for the challenges faced by family and council and integration of policies and services in both public and private sectors.