The UAE Vision 2021 National Agenda strives to preserve a cohesive society proud of its identity and sense of belonging

Thus, it promotes an inclusive environment that integrates all segments of society while preserving the UAE’s unique culture, heritage and traditions and reinforces social and family cohesion.

Furthermore, the National Agenda aims for the UAE to be among the best in the world in the Human Development Index and to be the happiest of all nations so that its citizens feel proud to belong to the UAE. The National Agenda also sets an ambitious plan to increase the UAE’s achievements and medals won in international and Olympic games.

National Key Performance Indicators

Cohesive Society and Preserved Identity
Key Sponsor
Human Development Index
A composite indicator that measures the well-being of nations on (3) perspectives: age (life expectancy at birth), educational attainment (literacy and enrollment rate in primary, secondary and tertiary education), and the standard of living (GDP per capita)
United Nations Development Programme
Rank 42
(2016 Report)
Federal Cometitiveness and Statistics Authority
Happiness Index
A composite indicator that measures an individual's assessment of their standards of living and life satisfaction, using a survey to assess the extent to which individuals feel happy and satisfied with their lives. It includes perspectives such as income level (GDP per capita), average healthy life expectancy, social support, generosity, absence of corruption, and freedom to make life choices.
United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network- Gallup World Poll
Rank 21
(2017 Report)
Minister of State for Happiness
Number of Olympic and Paralympic medals won
An indicator that measures the achievements and number of medals collected in the Olympic and Paralympic championships in various sports
General Authority for Youth and Sports
(Up to 2016)
Olympic Medals - 2 medals
Paralympic Medals - 19 medals
General Authority for Youth and Sports
National Identity Index
A composite indicator that measures the sense of belonging and national identity of citizens. (NKPI specific to UAE)
United Arab Emirates University
Ministry of Culture and Knowledge Development
Social Cohesion Index
A composite indicator that measures the level of social cohesion among the people in the UAE based on the following themes: family cohesion, education and culture, equality, justice, security, participation and natoinal belonging (NKPI specific to UAE)
Ministry of Community Development
Ministry of Community Development
Family Cohesion Index
A composite indicator that measures the social bond between family members. Its main perspectives cover: relations between parents, parents' relations with children, relations among children, relations with bigger families, upbringing of new generation (NKPI specific to UAE)
Ministry of Community Development
Ministry of Community Development