• Our vision is to develop the relationship between the government and the Federal National Council, and to promote political participation


The Ministry of State for National Council (FNC) Affairs was established by Federal Decree No. 10 of 2006. Issued on February 11, 2006, the decree provided for the formation of the Council of Ministers, including, for the first time, a Minister dedicated to tending to the affairs of the Federal National Council. The new position was created after the UAE’s leadership voiced its desire to find more effective communication and coordination channels between the FNC and the Government.

Improve efficiency of cooperation and coordination between the government and the Federal National Council.


The Ministry of State for Federal National Council Affairs works to strengthen cooperation between the Cabinet and the Council; promoting a culture of political participation among citizens to achieve their interests as well as those of the country. The Ministry also maintains communication between the legislative and executive branches of government and to help build the Government of the Future, and constantly updates its objectives, processes, programs and projects, launching ambitious and innovative initiatives that serve the UAE and its people, and encourage them to live up to their potential and help propel the UAE to the top of global rankings across the board, as envisioned by the UAE’s leadership.

Tasks & functions:


Coordinating between the Government and the Federal National Council with regards to the Council’s jurisdiction.


Participating in the drafting of legislation pertaining to the role of the Federal National Council.


Supervising media affairs and coverage of parliamentary life.

All other functions vested in the Ministry of FNC Affairs by virtue of laws, regulations and decisions of the Council of Ministers

Open Data


"Young people’s ideas are the primary engine driving our empowerment, progress, and future-building efforts."

‐ His Excellency Tariq Hilal Lootah, Undersecretary of the Ministry of State for Federal National Council Affairs


  • The Ministry of State for Federal National Council Affairs (MFNCA) was awarded the European Innovation Management Standard TS 16555 (CEN/TS 16555-1-2013) certification, issued by Lloyd’s Register, UK, for implementing an integrated innovation management system in accordance with the international certification’s requirements.
  • Qualifying among the top five Government entities nominated to win the Mohammed bin Rashid Government Excellence Award 2019 for the Leading Federal Entity category.
  • The successful organisation of the FNC elections in 2006, 2011, 2015 and 2019.
  • The Ministry of State for Federal National Council Affairs (MFNCA) has won Silver at the 2019 Stevie Awards in the Best Human Resources Department category, beating more than 4,000 government entities from 74 countries around the world.
  • The Ministry of State for FNC Affairs ranked first among federal authorities in terms of positivity in the workplace, scoring 91% in 2018.
  • Issuing the first set of executive instructions in the history of the UAE to regulate the FNC elections in 2006, and developing them in 2011,2015 and 2019.
  • The Ministry of State for FNC Affairs ranked among the top five federal agencies on the Happiness Index 2018, with a score of 89%.
  • The organisation of the first forum for government bodies tasked with coordinating between cabinets and parliaments in the Arab world in 2010.
  • The Ministry won the Emirates Award for Excellence in Government Performance in the Joint Working Group category in 2012.
  • The Ministry has obtained ISO 9001: 2008 certification, Global Environment Management System (2004ISO 14001) and Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSAS 18001: 2007).