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

Progress

ABOUT

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.

HOW THE MINISTRY WORKS

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

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

PARTICIPATING

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

SUPERVISING

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

COORDINATION OF FNC TOPICS

"The youth are not only the leaders of the future; they are the ones who will build that future. Our young citizens must be reached out on their terms, where they feel most comfortable, and tackle the subjects that matter most to them."

‐ Her Excellency Noura Al Kaabi

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • 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.
  • The successful organisation of the FNC elections in 2006, 2011 and 2015.
  • 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 and 2015.
  • 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).
  • The Ministry has signed a number of agreements with institutions and entities related to the work of the Ministry (Kingdom of Bahrain, Republic of Algeria, Ministry of Education, Watani Foundation, United Arab Emirates University, General Women's Union, Dubai Judicial Institute, Higher Colleges of Technology, Federal National Council).
  • Organizing the Annual Forum to Build Political Awareness for University Students 2013, 2015, 2014, 2016,2017
  • Ran for first place in the Most Improved Federal Entity category of the Sheikh Khalifa Government Excellence Program 2014.
  • Technical and logistical support for the UAE National Committee to Combat Human Trafficking, since its inception in 2007 and until 2016.