UAE announces the restructuring of Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation

The UAE's Vice President, Prime Minister, and ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has granted approval to the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratization's revised organizational structure and the creation of a coordinating council for the country's labor market.

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These decisions were announced following the Cabinet meeting held at Qasr Al Watan in Abu Dhabi. Additionally, amendments to the executive regulations of the Federal Law on Nationality and Passport have been made, allowing Emirati citizens aged 21 and above to extend the validity of their passports to 10 years.

During the meeting, Sheikh Mohammed underscored the UAE's leading position in attracting talent globally, citing achievements such as ranking first in labor dispute resolution and talent attractiveness, as well as third in digital skills according to various indices. He emphasized the importance of prioritizing the workforce's affairs and ensuring the protection of their rights to foster national economic growth.

The Cabinet meeting also reviewed the progress of the "Dh300 billion project," initiated in 2021 with the objective of increasing the industrial sector's annual GDP contribution to Dh300 billion by 2031. Notably, the sector's contribution to the GDP has risen to Dh197 billion, reflecting substantial growth. Sheikh Mohammed highlighted the successful integration of the National Content Programme into industrial output, leading to increased national spending in 2023.

Furthermore, the Cabinet approved the national policy for the circulation and manufacture of biofuels in the UAE, aligning with the country's commitment to promoting clean, sustainable, and low-carbon energy sources. Additionally, amendments to the executive regulations of the Federal Law on Nationality and Passport were endorsed, extending the passport validity period to 10 years for individuals aged 21 and above. These amendments also include provisions for enhanced facilities and digital services by relevant authorities.

Moreover, the achievements of the UAE Digital Wellbeing Council were presented, highlighting the removal of over 160,000 websites and accounts promoting harmful content to youth. Sheikh Mohammed emphasized the critical role of families, media, and schools in safeguarding children and promoting awareness to uphold moral values and secure the nation's future prosperity.

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