Aqdar summit ends with human empowerment declaration

Aqdar summit ends with human empowerment declaration
Participants at the summit praised the efforts of the UAE under the leadership of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al-Nahyan.
Updated 02 December 2018

Aqdar summit ends with human empowerment declaration

Aqdar summit ends with human empowerment declaration

The second edition of the “Aqdar World Summit,” which was launched in Abu Dhabi on Nov. 26, concluded on Wednesday at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center. Held under the title “Role of Human Empowerment in Developing Stable Societies,” the summit was organized by the Khalifa Empowerment Program, Aqdar, in cooperation with INDEX Conferences and Exhibitions, a member of INDEX Holding, the United Nations, the National Archives, the Ministry of Education, along with several local and international bodies and entities.
Participants praised the efforts of the UAE under the leadership of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, president of the UAE, to build on the vision of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al-Nahyan, founder of the UAE, to promote the culture of human empowerment. They also praised his unrelenting efforts, with the support of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, vice president and prime minister of the UAE and ruler of Dubai, and Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, crown prince of Abu Dhabi and deputy supreme commander of the UAE Armed Forces, to establish educated, conscientious and responsible future generations to develop stable societies. They also thanked Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, deputy prime minister and minister of interior for his patronage, support and constant follow-up, which had a prominent role in the success of the Aqdar World Summit.
At the conclusion of the three-day event, participants issued the “Aqdar Global Declaration on Human Empowerment in Developing Stable Societies.” The declaration called for concerted efforts to inculcate a deeper understanding of sustainable development goals.
The declaration called for leveraging the experience of the late Sheikh Zayed in human empowerment and to develop the right mechanisms to share the Aqdar World Summit initiative globally through a variety of events.
The declaration recommended establishing an international committee to follow up on the implementation of the summit’s outcomes and to develop relevant plans and executive programs.