(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) The Abu Dhabi Department of Economy and the United Nations Development Programme today unveiled the first Human Development Report of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi 2011/2012 at the Intercontinental Hotel in Abu Dhabi.
The event was attended by high level governmental representatives and officials including Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Maryam Al Roomi, Minister of social affairs, Nasser Ahmed Alsowaidi, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (DED), Dr. Saeed Al Shamsi, Assistant Foreign Minister for International Organizations, Paolo Lembo, UAE United Nations Resident Coordinator, United Nations Development Programme Resident Representative a.i., Mohammed Omar Abdullah, Undersecretary, Department of Economic Development (DED) Abu Dhabi, Dr. Mugheer Khamis Al Khaili, Director General of ADEC, Fahad Saeed al Raqabani, Director General of ADCED, Habiba Al Marashi, Chairperson EEG and President, UN Global Compact GCC Network in addition to a number of ambassadors and members of the Diplomatic Corps in the UAE.
The Human Development Report of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi 2012/2011 is the first report issued by the Emirate of Abu Dhabi showcasing its interest in human development in the context of the development plans and programs adopted. This report reflects the position of the accomplished human development throughout the past forty years covering education, health and standard of living.
The report reflects the wisdom and the confidence the leadership of Abu Dhabi enjoys to give this significant priority to building human talents, and the optimal use of natural resources to shape the Emirate as a global capital city. Moreover, the report provides an objective human development state dissertation and assessment, listing the positive and negative elements that affected the current findings.
Commenting on the launch, Paolo Lembo, UAE United Nations Resident Coordinator, United Nations Development Programme Resident Representative a.i. mentioned: "At the core of Abu Dhabi cultural heritage is a moral commitment to value human life and respect individual freedoms, as best expressed by the ancient tales of early inhabitants of the area: a spirit that bears little record in academic texts but is firmly recorded in the memories of the ancient members of the community. It is this spirit that the first Abu Dhabi Human Development report wishes to celebrate and transmit to the new generation, to firmly anchor the vision of the future on the most noble values of their past."