eseoulpost
Life & StyleCharity
UAE to celebrate International Day of Charity
min  |  min
폰트키우기 폰트줄이기 프린트하기 메일보내기 신고하기
승인 2018.09.05  
트위터 페이스북 미투데이 요즘 네이버 구글 msn
   

ABU DHABI, 4th August, 2018 (WAM) -- The UAE will celebrate on Wednesday the annual International Day of Charity, which takes place on 5th September.

The country has succeeded in transforming charity work into a culture and social behaviour, which is well-established in the Emirati character.

This year’s celebration followed the Year of Giving in 2017, which aimed to promote the values of social responsibility and volunteering, as well as serve the nation and continue the legacy of giving established by the country’s founder, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.

The UAE has prioritised and institutionalised charity work, which it considers a humanitarian value based on giving and spending, and has created a flexible regulatory and legislative framework that enables the entire community to contribute to charity through several means, including by volunteering or donating Zakat.

The UAE has many civil charity organisations that are key to the success of its official humanitarian work, which is reflected by the launch of donation campaigns and humanitarian initiatives, upon the directives of the wise leadership, to help the needy around the world.

The UAE has over 45 donor authorities, humanitarian institutions and charity associations that help the needy in various parts of the world, protect humanitarian workers, and provide urgent relief aid to those suffering from humanitarian crises and emergencies.

The Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, is a leading humanitarian charity institution that is proud of its strong partnership with its beneficiaries, donors and the citizens and residents of the country, as well as their support, which has helped it to become a pioneer in all areas of humanitarian work with numerous accomplishments.

The value of programmes and projects launched by the ERC last year reached AED645 million, of which AED131 million was allocated inside the country while AED514 million was spent on its international efforts.

The ERC sponsors 114,000 orphans in the UAE and in 25 other countries, with funding valued at AED140 million while around 11,000,000 people in eight countries in Asia, Africa, Europe, the Americas and Australia have benefitted from its Ramadan programmes and projects, worth more than AED155 million.

The number of Emirati benefactors who support the ERC’s programmes and projects has reached 139,000 while the number of ERC volunteers reached over 18,000.

The Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation is another leading Emirati charity organisation that has succeeded, since its launch in 1992, in offering aid to over 166 countries, valued at close to AED2 billion.

The foundation offers aid in a variety of sectors, most notably related to health, education and relief. It has also established cultural, humanitarian and scientific research centres, as well as schools, public and higher education institutes and public libraries.

The UN recognises that in terms of development, governments cannot act alone and that civic engagement through volunteering and philanthropy plays an important role in creating the desired global change.The International Day of Charity was established with the objective of sensitising and mobilising people, NGOs, and stakeholders all around the world to help others through volunteer and philanthropic activities.

The date of 5th September was chosen in order to commemorate the anniversary of the passing away of Mother Teresa of Calcutta, who received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979 "for work undertaken in the struggle to overcome poverty and distress, which also constitute a threat to peace."

< 저작권자 © eseoulpost 무단전재 및 재배포금지 >
폰트키우기 폰트줄이기 프린트하기 메일보내기 신고하기
트위터 페이스북 미투데이 요즘 네이버 구글 msn 뒤로가기 위로가기
이 기사에 대한 댓글 이야기 (0)
자동등록방지용 코드를 입력하세요!   
확인
- 200자까지 쓰실 수 있습니다. (현재 0 byte / 최대 400byte)
- 욕설등 인신공격성 글은 삭제 합니다. [운영원칙]
이 기사에 대한 댓글 이야기 (0)
Most Read
1
Moon apologizes for failure to keep campaign pledge on minimum wage
2
Fiji Embassy hosts gala event introducing tourism,biz opportunities in the heart of the South Pacific
3
National poll reveals high levels of trust for UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Programme
4
Mohamed bin Zayed receives President of Gambia
5
Over 820 million people suffering from hunger; new UN report reveals stubborn realities of ‘immense’ global challenge
6
NMC participates in Arab Media Standing Committee in Cairo
7
Coalition forces intercept, shoot down two Houthi-launched drones
8
Emirates to launch services to Mexico City via Barcelona
9
Sharjah shares academic and service sector expertise with Turin
10
UAE newspaper commends visa rule changes
Photo News Green Biz
ADNOC ranked amongst five lowest GHG emitters in oil and gas industry
ADNOC ranked amongst five lowest G...
min
World Green Economy Summit 2018 concludes
World Green Economy Summit 2018 co...
min
Restoration of nature requires actions of many :Al Zeyoudi
Restoration of nature requires act...
min
Al Zeyoudi to head UAE delegation to upcoming Global Climate Action Summit in California
Al Zeyoudi to head UAE delegation ...
min
Plastic wastes from Korea legal: MisOr ecozone exec
Plastic wastes from Korea legal: M...
min
Photo News Sports
Mohammed bin Rashid attends Super Saturday races at Meydan
Mohammed bin Rashid attends Super ...
min
Sharjah welcomes delegates of 24 countries participating in Special Olympics Abu Dhabi
Sharjah welcomes delegates of 24 c...
min
Mohammed bin Rashid attends 'UAE Tour'
Mohammed bin Rashid attends 'UAE T...
min
Koreas to field joint teams in 4 sports at 2020 Tokyo Olympics
Koreas to field joint teams in 4 s...
min
Over 500 Paralympic athletes to compete in IWAS World Games 2019 on Sunday in Sharjah
Over 500 Paralympic athletes to co...
min
New York City FC announces preseason in Abu Dhabi
New York City FC announces preseas...
min
AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019
AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019
min
VP crowns Abdullah Al Marri winner of Mohammed Bin Rashid Endurance Cup
VP crowns Abdullah Al Marri winner...
min
Photo News World
Mohammed bin Rashid attends Super Saturday races at Meydan
Mohammed bin Rashid attends Super ...
min
Sharjah welcomes delegates of 24 countries participating in Special Olympics Abu Dhabi
Sharjah welcomes delegates of 24 c...
min
Mohammed bin Rashid attends 'UAE Tour'
Mohammed bin Rashid attends 'UAE T...
min
Koreas to field joint teams in 4 sports at 2020 Tokyo Olympics
Koreas to field joint teams in 4 s...
min
Over 500 Paralympic athletes to compete in IWAS World Games 2019 on Sunday in Sharjah
Over 500 Paralympic athletes to co...
min
New York City FC announces preseason in Abu Dhabi
New York City FC announces preseas...
min
AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019
AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019
min
VP crowns Abdullah Al Marri winner of Mohammed Bin Rashid Endurance Cup
VP crowns Abdullah Al Marri winner...
min
Photo News Opinion
Gov't admits security failure over N.K. boat's undetected arrival, denies cover-up
Gov't admits security failure over...
min
Moon replaces top presidential secretaries for policy, economic affairs
Moon replaces top presidential sec...
min
Fitch cuts growth outlook for S. Korea to 2 percent
Fitch cuts growth outlook for S. K...
min
Reform-minded investigator named prosecutor-general nominee
Reform-minded investigator named p...
min
2 more S. Korean victims found, death toll 18 in Hungary boat sinking
2 more S. Korean victims found, de...
min
FM stresses 'thorough' efforts to identify those responsible for Hungary boat sinking
FM stresses 'thorough' efforts to ...
min
Unionized workers kick off nationwide strike on top of tower cranes
Unionized workers kick off nationw...
min
S. Korean, Hungarian teams conduct joint operations to search for missing victims of boat sinking
S. Korean, Hungarian teams conduct...
min
Newspaper AboutNews ReportAdvertiseComplaintsPrivacy PolicyJuvenile protectionRejection of E-mail Collection
Gangnam-gu, Teheran 52 street in Tehran Bldg, 616(Yeoksam-dong)  |  Main Phone: 02) 563-0604  |  Fax: 02) 538-5665
Chairman : jeong-woo Lee  |  Advisor : byung-il Min  |  Publisher: jae-mo Kah  |  Editors: il-hong Kim
Registration Number 1928 Seoul ah  |  eseoulpost.com / eseoulpost.net / Global Korea.,Ltd
Copyright © 2011 eseoulpost. All rights reserved. mail to jaemokah@daum.com , kih10kr@empas.com/ www.globalkorea.info
arabafrica.net / UAE Interract / Emirtes News Agency(WAM)/ http://wam.org.ae / www.uaeinteract.com