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Federal Demographic Council

Under the leadership of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Abu Dhabi, the Cabinet, chaired by His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, approved on May 18th 2008 the establishment of a permanent national structure to address demographic issues. This followed earlier recommendations from the UAE’s permanent Demographic Committee established by Council of Ministers’ decision (M19/195) in 2007. Subsequently, the Federal Demographic Council (FDC), chaired by His Highness Lieutenant General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, vice-Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, was established based on the Council of Ministers’ decision (M11/438) in 2009. According to Council of Ministers’ decision (3) in March 2010, the FDC was empowered to exercise its prerogatives, clarifying and communicating its objectives, and defining its governance

FDC is responsible for managing the demographic strategy of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) by rigorously gathering information, conducting pragmatic research, coordinating with relevant local and international organizations, formulating plausible policies, regulating and controlling demographic policies, disseminating demographic information, and providing advice to governmental entities to implement demographic policies.


Securing the demographic future.


To manage the demographic transition and to support UAE leadership and decision makers with foresights, analytics, studies and policy recommendations, in collaboration with strategic partners, to secure the demographic future of the UAE.


Comprehensiveness, Proactivity, Creativity, Foresight, Emiratis First, Objectivity, Collaboration.