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UAE approves National Wellbeing Strategy aimed at improving quality of life

The strategy will see the creation of a National Wellbeing Observatory

UAE approves National Wellbeing Strategy aimed at improving quality of life
The strategy includes 14 components and nine strategic objectives, which include the promotion of healthy and active lifestyles, the promotion of good mental health and the adoption of “positive thinking”.

The UAE Cabinet has approved a ‘National Strategy for Wellbeing 2031’ designed to make the country a world leader in quality of life, it was announced on Sunday.

According to the UAE’s state-run WAM news agency, the strategy includes 14 components and nine strategic objectives, which include the promotion of healthy and active lifestyles, the promotion of good mental health and the adoption of “positive thinking”.

The strategy also includes 90 supporting initiatives in 40 separate priority areas.

Among the initiatives is the establishment of a National Wellbeing Observatory’ to help UAE policy makers.

The observatory will help monitor wellbeing indicators in the country and submit regular reports to the cabinet and propose training programmes for government employees.

Additionally, the facility will eventually launch an “academy of wellbeing” and form a national wellbeing council to manage and coordinate national strategy.