The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has adopted December 2 National Day of the UAE as “World Futures Day”.
World Future’s Day aims to develop capabilities in the fields of “foresight, readiness and proactive policy-making to ensure sustainable development for future generations.”
Welcoming the announcement, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, wrote in a tweet: “The UNESCO unanimously adopted the UAE National Day, December 2, as World Futures Day, in which all countries of the world celebrate their visions for their future development and their readiness to create opportunities and plans for their future generations.”
“The international recognition of the UAE as a country for the future, as a model for its vision, and as a major center for its industry, places even greater responsibility on us to develop our capabilities in envisioning the future, keeping pace with its changes and benefiting from its opportunities. I wish our country good health and prosperity, and a better, bigger and greater future,” His Highness added.
Audrey Azoulay, Director General of UNESCO, said that the adoption of World Futures Day was a unanimous decision at the 41st session of UNESCO’s General Conference, which concluded on Wednesday, November, 24, 2021 in Paris.