“Today I chaired a cabinet meeting during which we reviewed the overall legislative plan of the UAE and also reviewed the legislative plan for 2023, witnessing the successful completion of more than 73 laws spanning the financial, banking, education, health and government sectors. and regulatory, among others. . This achievement, considered the highest since the creation of the Union, involved the collaborative efforts of 50 government teams and 1,500 specialists. Our overall objective is to ensure that our legislation remains up-to-date, flexible and adaptable, responsive to changes and serves as a guarantor of the best business-friendly environment in the world,” Sheikh Mohammed said.
“We also launched today uaelegislation.gov.ae, an integrated legislative platform covering all federal laws, decrees, statutes, executive regulations and decisions issued from the establishment of the UAE in 1971 to the present, in both Arabic and English. It is available to the public and will be participatory where specialists and experts will be able to express their opinion on current laws, and present their suggestions and observations on the legislation in preparation. Our goal is to solidify government transparency, participation and interaction with groups in society, as well as ensure that our legal and legislative environment is among the best in the world,” emphasized the Vice President.
A law enforcement index has been approved to measure the impact of these laws and ensure their fair and equal application for all.
“We approved a new government index (law enforcement index) that aims to evaluate the effects of laws on all segments, covering investors, citizens, residents and specialized categories. The main objective is to measure the impact of these laws, review them when necessary and ensure their fair and equal application for all,” Sheikh Mohammed said.
“Justice is the foundation of governance, and the key tool of justice is the compliance and equitable application of laws for all. The UAE is a global nation incorporating universal laws and procedures with a firmly established commitment to transparency. “The rule of law remains a key priority.”
The Cabinet also approved the Higher Science, Technology and Innovation Policy, a national policy that focuses on six key areas: energy transition, health, food security, water security, technology, cybersecurity and industrialization.
Regarding the policy, Sheikh Mohammed said: “Investment in research programs will increase our GDP and expand opportunities for future generations.”
The Council of Ministers has also endorsed the national policy for women’s health, a strategic initiative aimed at ensuring women’s access to the highest level of health services, covering preventive, curative and rehabilitative care. By fostering a collaborative effort, both the government and private sectors will actively support health research efforts, working to cultivate an optimal environment that promotes women’s health across the country.