Ministry of Interior, FCSA Supports UN World Data Forum

ABU DHABI, 7th October, 2018 – The Ministry of Interior and the Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Authority, FCSA, have signed a strategic partnership agreement, with the aim of strengthening their cooperation and coordination and exchanging expertise to support the 2nd United Nations World Data Forum 2018.

The forum will be held in Dubai from 22nd to 24th October, with the participation of over 1,500 data and statistics experts and specialists from around the world.

The agreement aims to present major innovations and accomplishments in the ministry’s security and police work, which rely on data and statistics.

The agreement was signed by Lt. General Saif Abdullah Al Shafar, Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Interior, and Abdullah Nasser Lootah, FCSA Director-General and Chairman of the Organising Committee of the Forum, in the presence of Brigadier Mohammed Humaid Dalmouj Al Dhaheri, Secretary-General of the Interior Minister’s Office, as well as several officers from the ministry and officials from the FCSA.

Lt. General Al Shafar said that the agreement highlights the ministry’s efforts to support activities and initiatives related to statistics, most notably the forum, which is a major international forum in the area of statistics. He also pointed out that the agreement will help strengthen the partnership between the ministry and the FCSA, and maximise their benefits from hosting the forum.

He added that the ministry, as per the directives of H.H. Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, aims to build exceptional relations with the country’s other institutions, to achieve integration and cooperation and exchange expertise and knowledge, which will enhance the ministry’s security development efforts, achieve the public’s interest, and offer the best advanced services.

Lootah welcomed the FCSA’s cooperation with the ministry, which aims to unify their efforts and energies and ensure the country’s success in hosting the forum, which is the largest in the area of data and statistics. He also noted that the agreement is part of the FCSA’s efforts to strengthen its partnership with other national institutions, to achieve sustainable development, enhance the country’s stature, maintain its advancement in international competitiveness indexes, and highlight its role in motivating the establishment of effective local, regional and international partnerships, which will promote data exchanges, encourage their ideal use, and reach the Sustainable Development Goals 2030.