The United Arab Emirates (UAE) announced on Monday the government formed two new ministerial posts that would handle further happiness and tolerance in society.
Soon the country will have a "Minister of State for Happiness" whose only job will be to "create social good and satisfaction" in line with government policies whereas the post of "Minister of State for Tolerance" will "promote tolerance as a fundamental value in the UAE."
A new post, Minister of State for Happiness, will align and drive government policy to create social good and satisfaction.#WorldGovSummit— HH Sheikh Mohammed (@HHShkMohd) 8 Şubat 2016
The announcement was made by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai in a three-hour social-media event during the World Government Summit.
The post of Minister of State for Tolerance has been created to promote tolerance as a fundamental value in UAE society#WorldGovSummit— HH Sheikh Mohammed (@HHShkMohd) 8 Şubat 2016
Sheikh Mohammed further announced other changes to the government's structure, saying the new government will see less number of ministries, with the actual number of ministers increasing.
The Sheikh said, a UAE Youth National Council consisting of "an elite group of young men and women to advise on youth affairs" would be established, under the leadership of a 22-year-old female minister, in line with an earlier announcement about a young person being on the Cabinet last week.
"The energy of youth will fuel our government in future," he said.