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UAE delegation 2015/8/13

The United Arab Emirates’ Delegation participating in
Beijing International Book Fair 2015

The United Arab Emirates’ delegation that is participating in Beijing International Book Fair consists of H.E. Afra Al Sabri, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Community Development, HE Hakam Al Hashemi, Assistant Undersecretary of the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Community Development, and a group of active figures in the field of culture, arts, publishing and authorship in the country, including many visual artists and calligraphers from the Emirates Fine Arts Society, as well as several male and female practitioners of traditional crafts and a number of Emirati publishers.

The National Archives:

The National Archives (Previously: The National Center for Documentation and Research) was established in 1968 under the name “Center for Documentation and Research” through the directions of the Late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. The Center was part of Al Diwan Al Amiri and was dedicated to collecting documents and information concerned with the history and culture of the Arabian Peninsula in general, and those of the United Arab Emirates in particular. These documents and information were obtained, documented and translated from their authentic and original sources in the Arab and western countries.


Department of Culture and Information – Government of Sharjah:

The Department of Culture and Information was established through the directions and efforts of His Highness Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al-Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, for the purpose of reinforcing Sharjah’s status. Sharjah has become a cultural capital for both the UAE and the Arab world, a fact that qualified it to be nominated by the General Conference of the United Nations Organization for Education, Science and Culture (UNESCO) for receiving the title “Cultural Capital of the Arab Region” in 1998 in appreciation of the cultural approach that His Highness, Ruler of Sharjah, has adopted and supported.


Emirates Publishers Association

The Emirates Publishers Association was established in the Emirate of Sharjah in 2009 pursuant to the Federal Law No (2) of 2008 concerning the local societies and institutions that are concerned with public benefit. The purpose of this Association is to represent Emirati publishers in international exhibitions, and seeks to advance the publishing profession through training and preparing Emirati publishers. It also provides support for those who work in the publishing field in the UAE and promotes the local publishing movement through establishing a limited distribution company for the publishers who joined the Association. It also cooperates with local institutions that are concerned with the publishing, printing and distribution industry. Moreover, it is keen on promoting the local intellectual production on the regional and international levels.


Emirates Writers Union

Emirates Writers Union was established through the ministerial decree No. 137 of 1984 issued by the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs as a public-benefit society that aims at developing the cultural and technical levels of Emirati writers. Through its various branches located in Sharjah, Abu Dhabi and Ras al-Khaimah, the Union offers a wide range of cultural events among the most famous of which are the Story Club and Poetry Club, in addition to the Union’s publications series through support from the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Community Development.


Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research

Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research was established in March 14, 1994, through a decision taken by HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, when His Highness was assuming the position of Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, as an independent center for scientific research. The Center’s work is not only confined to getting updates on the various developments on the political, economic and social levels, but also to identifying the best methods to respond to such updates and create the strategies that suit the nature of the Emirati society.


Fujairah Culture and Media Authority

Fujairah Culture and Media Authority (FCMA) was founded by an Emiri Decree in 2006 to contribute to the development of cultural and information institutions in the United Arab Emirates in general and Fujairah in particular, and to support the development of human skills and knowledge in accordance with our Arabic and Islamic values. FCMA‘s work stems from the vision of His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Mohammad Al Sharqi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Fujairah, who believes in the role of culture in building and developing human societies. Therefore, the Fujairah Culture and Media Authority is committed to fostering cultural and media activities in all its forms: science, research and innovation. This is done through providing the proper climate for cultural creativity, strengthening and revitalizing the cultural movement, and exploiting, supporting and developing the existing cultural energies.


Sultan Bin Zayed‘s Cultural and Media Centre

Upon the directives of His Highness Sheikh Sultan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the President’s Representative, the Cultural and Media Centre (CMC) was established in 2003 with the aim to enhance the cultural awareness and crystallise the values of belonging and national loyalty as well as to promote the culture and national identity. The Centre seeks to translate the relation between culture and media by putting more focus on media and media studies, therefore distinguishing itself among cultural and studies think tanks in the Arab world. It also focuses on culture in its comprehensive definition that includes the different aspects of thought, policy, philosophy, science, economy among others.


Emirates Heritage Club

Emirates Heritage Club was established in September 1993 upon the directives of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. The Heritage Club was announced, through Emiri Decree No. 14 of 1997, as an independent entity owned by the Government of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. The purpose of establishing the Heritage Club was to promote and reinforce heritage, and prepare young men and women to become active members in their society within the framework of the UAE’s culture and heritage.


The Culture and Science Association

The Culture and Science Symposium was established in 1987 as a cultural and scientific institution that is concerned with cultural affairs. It participates in the different cultural and scientific activities in an attempt to highlight the UAE’s civilized face and combine both the beauty of the country’s heritage and its bright future. The Symposium promotes culture and science in the UAE through supporting and activating the cultural movement, and by encouraging talents and competencies among the people in the various cultural, literary and scientific fields.


Juma Al Majid Center for Culture and Heritage

Juma Al Majid Center for Culture and Heritage was established in 1991 under license No 122976 through the efforts and total support of His Excellency Juma Al Majid to serve as a charitable, public-benefit scientific entity that is concerned with culture and heritage, and which works on hosting, classifying all types of cultural sources. Furthermore, it is dedicated to providing researchers and university students with the services they require.