Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed named Global Humanitarian Personality

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UAE President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan (centre).

UAE President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan has been named as Global Humanitarian Personality, the Parliament Assembly of the Mediterranean (PAM) announced.

The prestigious recognition was given to the UAE leader at the inaugural awards in Portugal. Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed was recognized for his “decades-long exemplary contributions to humanitarian efforts around the world,” according to award-giving body PAM Global Humanitarian Personality Award.

The yearly awards recognize the significant contributions of organisations and individuals who build bridges of communication and foster mutual understanding and respect among the peoples and nations of the region.

The award also recognises Sheikh Mohamed’s recent announcement of the creation of the Zayed Humanitarian Legacy Initiative that will allocate Dh20 billion for humanitarian causes in the world’s most vulnerable regions. Created on the 20th anniversary of the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan’s passing and on Zayed Humanitarian Day, this major initiative aims to greatly improve sustainable development and the quality of life of vulnerable communities around the world, underscoring Sheikh Zayed’s legacy of generosity and support.

Uder Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed’s leadership, the UAE has supported numerous other humanitarian causes over the years, including playing a critical role in the global distribution of billions of doses of Covid-19 vaccines to countries in need through its “Hope Consortium” initiative. In the region, Sheikh Mohamed has been instrumental in supporting refugees and providing medical aid to those affected by conflict.

PAM President Enaam Mayara expressed great honour to announce the award for Sheikh Mohamed. “For decades, Sheikh Mohamed has been a true champion of humanitarian causes worldwide, having personally been involved in numerous activities that have safeguarded peace, human life, and prosperity. His commitment to promoting global stability has set a remarkable example for leaders everywhere, raising the standard for future recipients of this prestigious recognition.”

This was echoed by Abdulsalam Al Madani, PAM’s Roving Ambassador for the GCC. “Throughout his outstanding tenure as leader and President of the UAE, Sheikh Mohamed has tirelessly contributed to various humanitarian causes, positively affecting countless lives across the world. His unwavering commitment to safeguarding lives has not only provided critical support but has also inspired a new generation of global leaders to follow his example. This award is a testament to the continuation of his and the UAE’s vision for a more harmonious and prosperous world,” Al Madani said.

This year, the PAM Global Humanitarian Personality Award is dedicated to those who have showcased extraordinary efforts in providing political mediation or life-saving humanitarian assistance, thereby alleviating the suffering of people facing catastrophic events.

Some of the dignitaries that the Global Humanitarian Personality Award recognized in the past include Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune, former president of Portugal Jorge Fernando Branco de Sampaio, and former president of Albania Ilir Rexhep Meta. ICA/Expat Media

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