Government to create a database of volunteers across the UAE

New plans part of a draft FNC law

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A database of volunteers is to be created as part of a draft law aimed at tightening up the sector across country.

The plans, passed by the Federal National Council on Wednesday, call for the co-ordination of voluntary work across the UAE.

Volunteers will be encouraged to register with the platform, reported Wam, the UAE state news agency.

The new bill seeks to promote the culture of volunteerism, as well as regulate and develop voluntary work in line with the government's policies and agendas, it added.

The news comes just days after Dubai announced its own plans to regulate the sector.

The Community and Development Authority must now be contacted ahead of any volunteering programme, according to the announcement by Dubai Government on Sunday.

In future, volunteers in Dubai will have to inform the CDA of ahead of any voluntary work, carry official ID cards and keep records of their activities.

Any complaints or litigation related to the volunteering agreement will be overseen by a special committee.


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