The DIHAD International Scientific Advisory Board – DISAB, whose offices are located in Geneva, Switzerland, has awarded Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women’s Union (GWU), President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, and Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation (FDF), ‘The 2023 DIHAD International Personality Award for Humanitarian Relief’ to honor her efforts and unwavering support of those in need and her influence and accomplishments in the humanitarian field all over the world.
Known as ‘Mother of the Nation,’ H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak plays a leading role in the UAE’s mission to improve the lives and conditions of all people, in addition to supporting women globally which made her a symbol of promoting female empowerment and gender equality. Due to her continued commitment of spreading kindness and compassion to people of all walks of life, DISAB also honored Her Highness with the title of ‘Mother of Peace.’
H.E. Dr. Maitha bint Salem Al Shamsi, UAE Minister of State, and advisor to Her Highness Shaikha Fatima bint Mubarak, received the award presented by H.E. Amb. Dr. Abdul Salam Al Madani, Chairman of DIHAD Sustainable Humanitarian Foundation, Chairman of DISAB, and Roving Ambassador for the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean for the GCC; and H.E. Amb. Gerhard Putman-Cramer, CEO of DIHAD Sustainable Humanitarian and CEO of DISAB, on behalf of H.H. Sheikha bint Mubarak during the opening ceremony of the Dubai International Humanitarian Aid and Development Conference and Exhibition – DIHAD 2023, which was officially commenced its annual three-day event at the Dubai World Trade Centre.
H.E. Dr. Maitha Al Shamsi, stated: “Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak is a shining example of the humanitarian figure we all aspire to be, and I am honored to receive this award on behalf of her. Her Highness is one that has been blessed with a big heart and a soul that yearns for giving, and today marks an incredible recognition for her efforts in bettering humanity.”
This prestigious award is one of the most prominent of its kind, presented by DISAB – whose offices are in Geneva, Switzerland, in recognition of international figures and leaders who play a prominent role in supporting people in need around the world. H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak is the first female to have been awarded this honor in the past 19 years.
H.E. Amb. Dr. Abdul Salam Al Madani, stated: “On behalf of all scientific and organizing committees of DIHAD, including the DIHAD International Scientific Advisory Board from our offices in Geneva, we commend the incredible efforts of Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, and to honor her with the title, ‘Mother of Peace.’ The people of the United Arab Emirates, and the world, are blessed with a kind mother who radiates grace and infinite goodness.”
H.E. Amb. Gerhard Putman-Cramer, stated: “Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak has shown us all what it means to be an outstanding figure in the humanitarian world, and we are pleased to present her with this award in high recognition of her long history and commitment to all people around the world.”
DIHAD 2023 Conference and Exhibition continues for two more days where more than 8,200 people from 110 countries are expected to attend, including 828 participating NGOs, charities, aid and relief suppliers, and many more.