United Nations Secretary General "Ban
Ki-moon" praised the recently the positions of his Highness Sheikh
"Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan", head of the State, his efforts to
promote world peace and development, and his wise and balanced domestic and foreign
policies. The Emirates is considered a symbol of balance and moderation, wisdom
and an essential element in the formula for stability, peace and security at
the regional and global levels.
At a time when the Secretary General
announced the International Day of Peace 2013 theme is "Education for Peace", an international report stated
that the UAE's educational sector spending currently represents about 24
percent of total government expenditure. And the promising prosperity and
growth factors in the UAE are in the ranks of the most favorite destinations
for foreign educational institutions. In addition to the investors that are interested
in opportunities in the higher education sector.
The UAE is one of the largest centers
of international education, with (37) branches of prestigious universities,
representing approximately (19%) of university branches abroad. As the manpower
planning study undertaken by the "Dubai International Academic City"
in cooperation with "Deloitte" in 2013, showed that the U.A.E. State is
the fourth destination to students seeking to study outside their home
The Emirates has advanced in the "Global
Peace Index", ranking (36), with a rise of ten degrees from the (46) place
in 2012, ahead of the United Kingdom (44), United States of America in (99).
The index ranks (162) countries and
is issued by "The Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) "based in
Sydney, Australia. It is calculated based on (22) indicators, ranging from a
nation’s level of military expenditure to its relations with neighboring
countries and the percentage of its prison population. murder rate, and on eight pillars to record how peaceful a
society is, including good governance and sound business environment, equitable
distribution of resources, accepting the rights of others, good relations with neighboring
States, the free flow of information and high educational levels, and low
levels of corruption.
The UAE also ranked in (59) place in
the Violence Containment Spending Report, and (38) place in the Positive Peace
Index, which is among the top gainers in the index.
The State scored (2. 586) points in the practice
of good government, (1.655) points in the correct economic climate index, (1.248)
points in the fair distribution of resources, (3.165) points in accepting the
rights of others, (2.998) points on good relations with neighboring countries, (2.988)
points in the free flow of information, (2.988) points in high level of human
capital, and (2.481) in low levels of corruption
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