HIS HIGHNESS SHEIKH ZAYED BIN SULTAN AL NAHYAN - H.H. SHEIKHA FATIMA BINT MUBARAK

Festival to honour Mother of the Nation

Posted on 19/04/2007

Zayed Carnival, a cultural festival, began at Zayed University (ZU) in honour of the Mother of the Nation Her Highness Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak, Chairperson of the UAE General Women's Union, and for her remarkable support of women. The event is part of the university's Mother of the Nation celebrations that began on Monday and will continue until April 23 with seminars and exhibitions highlighting Sheikha Fatima's work being organised at ZU's Abu Dhabi and Dubai campuses. Among the ...  >>MORE

ZU honours Sheikha Fatima

Posted on 17/04/2007

The Zayed University (ZU) started yesterday a series of celebrations for honouring H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak in recognition of her leading role in advancing and empowering women at local, regional and international levels. A photography and painting exhibition by Sheikha Fatima bint Saqr Al Qasimi and poetry recital by Sheikha Hind bint Saqr Al Qasimi, Honorary Chairperson of Kalba Girls' Club, Sheikha Al Jaber and Meera Al Qasimi were organised yesterday. Sheikha Hind praised ...  >>MORE

Al Ka’abi praises UN for honouring Sheikha Fatima

Posted on 13/04/2007

The Director of the Office of the Minister of Presidential Affairs and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Family Development Foundation, Ali Salem Al Ka'abi, praised the UN's initiative of honouring Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak. This came in Al Ka'abi's statement during a press conference held yesterday at Zayed University. Al Ka'abi, on behalf of Sheikha Fatima, thanked the UN for honouring her in recognition of her role in women advancement in the UAE and other humanitarian ...  >>MORE

UN/UNIFEM to honour Sheikha Fatima

Posted on 12/04/2007

H.H Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, will be honoured in Abu Dhabi on April 22nd by both the United Nations and the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM). The two honours will be conferred upon Sheikha Fatima in recognition of her outstanding contributions to women empowerment in the UAE. Sheikha Fatima is currently the Chairwoman of both the UAE's Family Development Foundation as well as the Cairo-based Arab Women's Organisation (AWO). During a ceremony scheduled to be held ...  >>MORE

UN to honour Sheikha Fatima on April 22nd

Posted on 04/04/2007

The United Nations will honour Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Supreme Chairperson of the family Welfare Foundation, Chairperson of the General Women's Union and Chairperson of the Arab Women Organization at a ceremony here in Abu Dhabi on 22nd April in appreciation of her prominent role and support to women and family issues and development both locally and internationally. At the honouring ceremony to be held at Emirates Palace Hotel, The United Nations will present Sheikha Fatima with a ...  >>MORE

Sheikha Fatima praised for charity work

Posted on 31/03/2007

Damascus - Asma Al Assad, Wife of the Syrian President, has praised Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Honorary Chairperson of the UAE Red Crescent Society (RCS), for her initiatives in the area of humanitarian and charity works. She expressed deep appreciation for Sheikha Fatima for the latter's great efforts in alleviating the sufferings of people in trouble and disaster-stricken areas and cited Sheikha Fatima's unstinting support, particularly for children and women in areas of ...  >>MORE

New era needs sound and vigilant youth: Sheikha Fatima

Posted on 15/01/2007

H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Supreme Chairperson of the family Welfare Foundation and Chairperson of the General Women's Union, has called on all sectors of the society to join forces to curb the soaring incidence of horrendous traffic accidents. "We need to join hands to put an end to this incredible loss of lives on the streets. Horrendous traffic accidents are claiming scores of our beloved youth population," she said. Sheikha Fatima's remarks coincided with the launch of a ...  >>MORE

UNIFEM lauds Sheikha Fatima's efforts

Posted on 28/11/2006

Noeleen Heyzer, Executive Director of the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) and Dr. Haifa Abu Ghazaleh, Regional Program Director of UNIFEM Arab States Regional Office, yesterday commended the great efforts being made by H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairperson of the Family Development Foundation (FDF) and her role in uplifting of women, locally, regionally and internationally. The two international officials made the remarks during a meeting with a delegation from ...  >>MORE

Sheikha Fatima meets her Lebanese, Syrian and Mauritanian counterparts

Posted on 15/11/2006

Manama - H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Higher Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation, currently in Bahrain to attend the Arab women summit, visited today separately First Ladies Andrei Lahoud of Lebanon, Asma Al Assad of Syria and Umm Kalthoum of Mauritania. Sheikha Fatima, also Chairwoman of the UAE General Women's Union (GWU), reviewed with the wives of the Lebanese, Syrian and Mauritanian leaders a host of issues including ways of boosting joint Arab women action. Adequate ...  >>MORE

Sheikha Fatima urges more efforts to end refugees plight

Posted on 26/06/2006

H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Honorary Chairwoman of the UAE Red Crescent Society (RCS), expressed her concern over appalling conditions of refuges around the world. In a statement to mark the World Refugee Day, which is celebrated worldwide this month, Sheikha Fatima said that refugees' plight needed concerted efforts by the international community and further bolstering partnership between humanitarian organisations to improve their conditions and to highlight their issues. ...  >>MORE

Sheikha Fatima's Private Department receives ISO 9001

Posted on 29/05/2006

The Private Department of H.H Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak has been awarded an ISO 9001 certificate in palaces and farms management. The certificate was received by Ali Salim Al Kaabi, Director of the Office of the Minister of Presidential Affairs and General Director of the Private Department of H.H Sheikha Fatima. The ISO certificate was delivered to Al Kaabi by Khalid Al Sayed, Representative of Bureau Vertias. The award was in recognition of the world-class standards applied by the ...  >>MORE

Fatima lauds UNSC resolution for protecting civilians during war

Posted on 02/05/2006

Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Honorary Chairperson of the UAE Red Crescent Society has welcomed decision by the United Nations to boost protection for civilians, particularly women and children, during the time of war. The UN Security Council recently approved by consensus a resolution to provide protection for women and children during war. Sheikha Fatima said the resolution was a giant step forward in the international community's efforts to protect innocent civilians, who are the victims ...  >>MORE

French prestigious decoration dedicated to Sheikha Fatima

Posted on 13/04/2006

Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak has been presented with a prestigious French decoration in appreciation of her pioneering role in support of women causes in the local, regional and international levels. A High-level French delegation who called on Sheikha Fatima today presented her with Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Palmes Academiques, a decoration instituted by Napoleon in 1808, to recognise outstanding efforts in education, culture, and education research. Mrs. Naema Hamad Al Oryani, a UAE ...  >>MORE

Sheikha Fatima expresses concern about deteriorating situation in Horn of Africa

Posted on 08/04/2006

Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak has expressed grave concern about the deteriorating humanitarian situation in a number of countries in the Horn of Africa region, where people are suffering from famine as a result of the severe drought and desertification that has devastated the region. In a statement on the situation in that disaster-stricken region, Sheikha Fatima said the situation on the African continent warns of great danger unless serious efforts were made to arrest the ...  >>MORE

Sheikha Fatima attends Mother of the Nation Day celebrations

Posted on 22/03/2006

Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak attended last night the Mother of the Nation Festival, organised in her honour by the female students of the UAE University under the patronage of Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak al Nahyan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research and Chancellor of the University. The students welcomed Sheikha Fatima who was accompanied by the wives of Their Highnesses the Supreme Council Members and Rulers of the Emirates. In a televised speech, Sheikh Nahyan paid tribute ...  >>MORE

Sheikha Fatima selected as Outstanding Female Personality

Posted on 11/03/2006

Rabat - H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak has been selected by a Moroccan paper as one of the most outstanding female personalities who have made great contribution to humanity during 2005. The "Moroccan Desert" Newspaper named Sheikha Fatima; along with Princess Lalla Salma, wife of the Moroccan Monarch; his sisters Lalla Maryem and Lalla Asma; Sheikha Moza bint Nassir Al Musnid, wife of the Emir of Qatar; and Queen Rania Al Abdullah- as female personalities who have made genuine contribution ...  >>MORE

Women's Day is a time to promote dialogue: Sheikha Fatima

Posted on 08/03/2006

The International Women's Day which will be celebrated today is an occasion to explore avenues of cooperation and promote the culture of peace and dialogue amongst world's civilisations, said H.H Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak. As she extended her congratulations on the occasion to women in the UAE and elsewhere around the globe, Sheikha Fatima said: "This memorable occasion does not only constitute the right to time to reflect on our national achievements but also a time to reach out to our ...  >>MORE

Fatima urges TV networks to promote noble values

Posted on 05/03/2006

Her Highnesses Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Honourary Chairman of Mothers' Council of Abu Dhabi Educational Zone urged satellite TV channels to play their role in inculcating good values and traditions in the hearts and minds of the young generations. Citing the great responsibility to be carried out by these channels towards the country and its people, Sheikha Fatima told the opening session of the 4th educational conference on 'UAE family and TV Channels under Globalisation', that works ...  >>MORE

UNICEF hails Sheikha Fatima's care for children

Posted on 18/01/2006

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) hailed yesterday efforts being made by the UAE to protect children and create suitable environment for a better future for them. The UNICEF paid special credit to H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak for her care for children at local, regional and international levels. The remarks were made by June Kunuji, the UNICEF Representative in the Gulf Region, during a visit to the General Women's Union. Kunuji praised an analytic study conducted by the GWU on ...  >>MORE

Sheikha Fatima honoured for role in women empowerment

Posted on 05/12/2005

Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak on Sunday got three awards in recognition of her leading role in uplifting the status of Arab women and for her contribution to the opening of economic horizon for Emirati women. Sheikha Fatima was honoured on the fringe of the conference on "Avenues of Development, the Future of Arab Investment and International Interaction". The conference, which opened Sunday morning in the Egyptian resort town of Sharm el Sheikh, was jointly organised by three ...  >>MORE

Arab Women's Organisation lauds Sheikha Fatima initiatives

Posted on 26/11/2005

Dr. Wadoda Badran, Chairwoman of the Arab Women Organisation, in Manama yesterday lauded the initiatives of Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bin Mubarak continual support of Arab Women Organisation so as to shoulder its role in a positive and effective way. She said that Sheikha Fatima was totally convinced of the importance of women's role in the Arab society in the light of current developments. She pointed out that Sheikha Fatima was doing her best enable women contribute effectively in ...  >>MORE

Fatima visits victims of attacks in Amman

Posted on 18/11/2005

Amman - Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak on Wednesday visited Radison Sas Hotel and condemned the terrorists attacks which targeted three hotels here last week. She also visited victims who are getting treatment at three hospitals and condoled the families of victims who had lost their lives as a result of the terrorist act. Sheikha Fatima was accompanied by Rahma Al Za'abi , UAE ambassador to Jordan and a number of UAE women. (The Emirates News Agency, WAM) ...  >>MORE

Wife of Palestinian President lauds humanitarian role of Sheikha Fatima

Posted on 18/11/2005

Mrs. Amna Abbas, Wife of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday praised the humanitarian role of Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak in supporting the Palestinian people. Mrs. Abbas added in remarks during a visit to the premises of the UAE General Women's Union that the Palestinian people were appreciative of the various projects implemented by the UAE Red Crescent Society in Palestine. She paid tribute to the noble humanitarian stance of Sheikha Fatima, saying that her noble work will ...  >>MORE

Sheikha Fatima’s support to the Palestinians hailed

Posted on 29/10/2005

Sheikh Ikrima Saeed Sabri, preacher of the Al Aqsa Mosque and Chairman of the Muslim scholars and preachers in Palestine, has paid rich tributes to Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairperson of UAE Women's Federation, for her incessant support to the Palestinian cause and charity work during the holy month of Ramadan. He also praised her for providing help to orphans and other needy people, which are much appreciated by Muslims in the occupied territories. His wife Naila Hashim also hailed ...  >>MORE

Sheikh Fatima donates Dh1 million to Arab Women Organization's Fund

Posted on 19/07/2005

Her Highness Sheikh Fatima bint Mubarak has donated Dh1 million to the Arab Women's Organization in her support of women activities in the Arab World. The donation was delivered to the AWO by Mohammed Saeed Al Kindy, Deputy UAE Permanent Representative to the Arab League. H.H. Sheikha Fatima had previously incurred the expenses for furnishing the headquarters of the AWO and providing it with necessary needs in order to enable it to conduct its obligations towards development of Arab women ...  >>MORE

Nepalese Queen praises Sheikha Fatima

Posted on 20/06/2005

The Queen of Nepal, Komal Rajya Laxmi Devi Shah, has praised Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak for her noble humanitarian works, particularly those related to the issue of women, family and children. She also praised Sheikha Fatima for winning various awards on that from international organisations. The Nepalese Queen made the remark when she visited here Sunday the premises of the UAE General Women's Union, GWU, where she was received by the GWU Director, Noura Al Suwaidi, who took ...  >>MORE

Fatima receives Letter of Loyalty from Umm Ammar School

Posted on 17/06/2005

The UAE General Women's Union, GWU, received on behalf of Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, the Mother of the Nation, a Letter of Loyalty from the Khorfakkan-based Umm Ammar Secondary School, in appreciation of her leading role and continuous support for UAE women. A delegation of the school presented Wednesday at the GWU premises here in Abu Dhabi the letter, which contains poems and words of appreciation, written by the students and teaching staff of the school, praising Sheikha ...  >>MORE

Healthcare on par with the best, says Sheikha Fatima

Posted on 13/05/2005

Most of the infectious diseases like malaria, measles and poliomyelitis that were once prevalent in the UAE have been eradicated while pre-natal and post-natal care is now on par with the world's most developed countries, Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairperson of the UAE Women's Federation, said yesterday. "Healthcare services in the country have made substantial progress since the inception of the emirates in 1971,” she said in her speech at a ceremony organised to award her the ...  >>MORE

EBA to honour Sheikha Fatima

Posted on 13/05/2005

This year's Emirates Businesswomen Award, organised by Shell with the support of Dubai Quality Group (DQG), will be presented by Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, president of Dubai Civil Aviation and patron of Dubai Quality Group, at a glittering ceremony to be held at Grand Hyatt Dubai on May 16, 2005. Two winners and two runners-up selected from five finalists will be honoured at the ceremony. The ceremony will also honour Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, wife of the late President Sheikh ...  >>MORE

Fatima calls for interaction with other world cultures

Posted on 11/05/2005

Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak has said that the UAE's deep commitment to culture and its positive interaction with other cultures of the world stems from the country's deep belief in its permanent cultural and social identity which are based on the deeply rooted values instilled in its people by "our great teacher and leader, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan al Nahyan." Sheikha Fatima made the statement in an address read on her behalf by Ali Salim Al Ka'abi, Director of the ...  >>MORE

Bouteflika confers highest Algerian Order on Sheikha Fatima

Posted on 30/04/2005

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has conferred "Al Atheer Order,” the highest Algerian Order upon Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak in recognition of her enormous contribution to the progress and empowerment of UAE and Arab women. The bestowal of this honour on Sheikha Fatima coincided with the award of an honorary doctorate by the Algerian University on Sheikha Fatima. Both the Atheer Order and the honorary doctorate were received on behalf of Sheikha Fatima by Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al ...  >>MORE

Indonesian Minister lauds Sheikha Fatima efforts to empower UAE women

Posted on 20/04/2005

Indonesian Women's Empowerment Minister Meuthia Farida Hatta-Swasono today hailed the tremendous progress made by the UAE women under the leadership of H.H Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak. "Under the able leadership, the UAE women rose to leadership position and became active participants in the progress of the country” said Hatta-Swasono during a meeting yesterday with Amna Omeir bin Yousif, Director of Abu Dhabi Women Association. Bin Yousif is leading the Abu Dhabi Women Association ...  >>MORE

Algerian minister hails Fatima's efforts to advance women's causes

Posted on 03/04/2005

Algerian Culture Minister Khaleda Al Masoudi has praised H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak for her unstinted support for development of UAE and Arab women. 'Sheikha Fatima occupies a sublime place among the Arab women.”It is not strange to be honoured by leading international organisations for the noble human values she stands for,' said the Algerian minister during a meeting yesterday with Noura Al Suweidi, Director of the UAE General Women's Union. (The Emirates News Agency, WAM) ...  >>MORE

Sheikha Fatima's selection as "Mother of the Nation" hailed

Posted on 22/03/2005

Different branches of the Abu Dhabi Women Society (ADWS) yesterday organised various events to celebrate selection of Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak as the "Mother of the Nation". Shamsa Hazeem Al Muhairi, in charge of the ADWS branches and Secretary General of Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak's Office for National Women's Affairs, expressed joy at the selection. "Such honouring is very little compared with what Sheikha Fatima has been giving for our beloved country and its citizens. Her ...  >>MORE

Study on Sheikha Fatima's humanitarian works

Posted on 22/03/2005

The Media Affairs Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, Sheikh Sultan bin Zayed Al Nahyan has published a new study on the role of Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak in humanitarian works. The study, which is in Spanish language, aims at informing Spanish language speakers worldwide about the role of Sheikha Fatima in humanitarian works in various parts of the world, in addition to her support for women's issue, generous contribution to anti-illiteracy drive, caring for children, the ...  >>MORE

Nahyan launches "Mother of the Nation" celebrations

Posted on 21/03/2005

The encompassing achievements of Sheikha Fatima in various spheres of human development will go down in history as truly remarkable and will be remembered by the posterity, said Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Education. Speaking at a press conference in Abu Dhabi yesterday to announce the launch of the "Mother of the Nation” celebrations, Sheikh Nahyan said the grand festivities organised by the Ministry of Education to honour Sheikha Fatima was a fitting felicitation to a ...  >>MORE

Involvement of Sheikha Fatima in charity causes underscores her religious values: Al Muahairy

Posted on 21/03/2005

The three decade-old involvement of Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak in various charity and humanitarian causes around the world underscores her lofty human and religious values, said Amna Omeir Al Yousef, Director of Abu Dhabi Women Association. "Sheikha Fatima's generosity knows no boundary or religion. Her involvement in charity causes for more than three decades symbolises the loftiness of the ideal for which she stands. Whenever the need arises , she would be there for whoever stands in ...  >>MORE

Emirates Post to issue special stamp in honour of Sheikha Fatima

Posted on 21/03/2005

Emirates Post is issuing a commemorative stamp and a special postmark (cancellation seal) to mark the "Mother of the Nation" celebrations in honour of Her Highness Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak. The stamp, to be issued in the denomination of Dh50, carries Arabic calligraphic representation of the words "Mother of the Nation", alongside the message "Honouring H.H. Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak." The postmark, portraying the same message will be stamped on mail for a week from March 21 to March ...  >>MORE

Humanitarian work of Sheikha Fatima lauded

Posted on 14/01/2005

The office of the Deputy Prime Minister, Sheikh Sultan bin Zayed Al Nahyan has released a study in the English language featuring the humanitarian work of Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak. In a foreword to the book, Sheikh Sultan bin Zayed described Sheikha Fatima as one of the greatest philanthropists in our today's world. The fact that Sheikha is a towering figure in the global charity works stems not only from her Islamic values but also from the forthright vision of the late Sheikh Zayed ...  >>MORE

Humanitarian work of Sheikha Fatima lauded

Posted on 08/01/2005

The office of the Deputy Prime Minister, Sheikh Sultan bin Zayed Al Nahyan has released a study featuring the humanitarian work of Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak. In a foreword to the book, Sheikh Sultan bin Zayed described Sheikha Fatima as one of the greatest philanthropists in our today's world. (The Emirates News Agency, WAM) ...  >>MORE

Fatima donates US$1 million for Ramadan Iftar scheme in Palestine

Posted on 10/10/2004

Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Wife of the President and Chairperson of the UAE Women's Federation, has donated $1 million for Ramadan Iftar scheme in Palestine. Sheikha Fatima, who is also honorary chairperson for the UAE Red Crescent Society (RCS), instructed the society to provide the best of services to the Palestinians under the Ramadan Iftar scheme. (The Emirates News Agency, WAM) ...  >>MORE

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ZU honours Sheikha Fatima


Al Ka’abi praises UN for honouring Sheikha Fatima


UN/UNIFEM to honour Sheikha Fatima


UN to honour Sheikha Fatima on April 22nd


Sheikha Fatima praised for charity work


New era needs sound and vigilant youth: Sheikha Fatima


UNIFEM lauds Sheikha Fatima's efforts


Sheikha Fatima meets her Lebanese, Syrian and Mauritanian counterparts


Sheikha Fatima urges more efforts to end refugees plight


Sheikha Fatima's Private Department receives ISO 9001


Fatima lauds UNSC resolution for protecting civilians during war


French prestigious decoration dedicated to Sheikha Fatima


Sheikha Fatima expresses concern about deteriorating situation in Horn of Africa


Sheikha Fatima attends Mother of the Nation Day celebrations


Sheikha Fatima selected as Outstanding Female Personality


Women's Day is a time to promote dialogue: Sheikha Fatima


Fatima urges TV networks to promote noble values


UNICEF hails Sheikha Fatima's care for children


Sheikha Fatima honoured for role in women empowerment


Arab Women's Organisation lauds Sheikha Fatima initiatives


Fatima visits victims of attacks in Amman


Wife of Palestinian President lauds humanitarian role of Sheikha Fatima


Sheikha Fatima’s support to the Palestinians hailed


Sheikh Fatima donates Dh1 million to Arab Women Organization's Fund


Nepalese Queen praises Sheikha Fatima


Fatima receives Letter of Loyalty from Umm Ammar School


Healthcare on par with the best, says Sheikha Fatima


EBA to honour Sheikha Fatima


Fatima calls for interaction with other world cultures


Bouteflika confers highest Algerian Order on Sheikha Fatima


Indonesian Minister lauds Sheikha Fatima efforts to empower UAE women


Algerian minister hails Fatima's efforts to advance women's causes


Sheikha Fatima's selection as "Mother of the Nation" hailed


Study on Sheikha Fatima's humanitarian works


Nahyan launches "Mother of the Nation" celebrations


Involvement of Sheikha Fatima in charity causes underscores her religious values: Al Muahairy


Emirates Post to issue special stamp in honour of Sheikha Fatima


Humanitarian work of Sheikha Fatima lauded


Humanitarian work of Sheikha Fatima lauded


Fatima donates US$1 million for Ramadan Iftar scheme in Palestine