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Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 15 December 2018

Emirati Children's Day to be marked every March 15

Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak launched the National Strategy for Motherhood and Childhood and the Strategic Plan for boosting the rights and development of children with disabilities 2017-2021

A special day devoted to celebrating children and young people with disabilities has been established.

Emirati Children's Day will be marked every March 15.

It was announced as Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, president of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, launched the National Strategy for Motherhood and Childhood and the Strategic Plan for boosting the rights and development of children with disabilities 2017-2021.

Sheikha Fatima declared the formation of a national team with a mandate to oversee the new strategy and the plan, develop their programmes, and ensure that mothers and children are provided with adequate healthcare and the right environment to exercise their rights, news agency WAM reported.

Sheikh Fatima said the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan laid the foundation to ensure the well being of Emirati mothers and children.