Mon 10-04-2017 17:59 PM
DUBAI, 10th April, 2017 (WAM) -- The UAE's ambition to achieve global leadership at all levels and in all spheres can only be fulfilled through investing in young human resources, which is exactly what the country is doing, driven by the efforts of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, according to Shamma bint Sohail Faris Al Mazrui, Minister of State for Youth Affairs.
"We learned from our wise leadership that human resources is the most precious asset, that the present and future are shaped by the efforts of the youth," she said is a speech delivered at the 2017 International Federal Authority for Government Human Resources conference.
The presence of the youth at workplaces can not be affected by the use of robots, advanced systems and the spread of technology, he noted.
"We also learned from our leadership that leadership and human resources management are not mere words on paper, computer systems nor curricula and textbooks. Rather, leadership is the setting of a model and the HRM should promote ethics, good work relations, incentives and a sense of responsibility," she said.
While states tend to bet either on their military power, productivity of factories, area or legislation and regulation, the UAE has always placed its bets on people, investing in human resources as well as protecting them with noble values, promoting a passion for work and generous giving, Al Mazrouei said.
"This has resulted in the building of the best country that has the lead in all sectors."
To further prove her point, Al Mazrouei quoted His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, as saying, at the Mohamed bin Zayed Majlis for Future Generations earlier this year, that instead of focusing on quantity, the government focuses on quality, "to ensure the new generation are well equipped with knowledge, education, technology and science, and will be able to compete with the rest of the world."