Welcome Message from Emirates Foundation
On behalf of the United Arab Emirates, we are honoured to host the 26th IAVE World Volunteer Conference in 2022 in Abu Dhabi. We are especially pleased to host this global conference, which has been a pioneer in bringing together individuals, organizations and the private sector on an unprecedented scale, to support and advance volunteering around the world.
We are committed to deliver a memorable Volunteering Conference with a meaningful and far-reaching legacy.
I can assure you that you will be touched by the spirit of our nation that looks to the future with enthusiasm and hope.
Hosting the global IAVE conference in Abu Dhabi recognizes the central role of volunteering in our young nation, which has been built on the spirit of service and giving by the UAE’s Founding Father, His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.
Today, inspired by his legacy, our nation has become a shining example of volunteering – the private, public and non-profit sectors working collaboratively and creating social impact at scale, both locally and globally.
The UAE is a nation recognized for its openness, innovation, leadership, stability and diversity, delivering on hope and ambition. Our nationals and residents of over 200 nationalities work harmoniously together across all segments of society.
Together, we look forward to sharing our experience with all of you, building bridges of cooperation and innovation, that will contribute to the global empowerment of volunteerism within the region and globally.
We look forward to welcoming you all and this year in ABU DHABI, the capital city of the United Arab Emirates!
His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan
Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and Chairman of Emirates Foundation