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Decree of Federal Law No. 2 of 2011 concerning the establishment of National Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Management Authority (NCEMA), amended by Decree of Federal Law No. 6 of 2013 and Decree of Federal Law No. 8 of 2015.

Glossary

Term Description
NCEMA National Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Management Authority
CEMC Crisis and Emergency Management Conference
Volunteer Program National Volunteer Program for Emergencies, Crises and Disasters
BCM Business Continuity Management
Your Guide for Emergencies The guide incorporates a collection of concepts and methods that helps you in various emergencies to avoid risks and hazards that may threaten your life and safety and that of your family and the people around you.
NOC National Operations Center
CBRM Chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear defense
Response Plan Framework A framework to coordinate the efforts of the responding national entities to adopt a comprehensive and unified national emergencies, crises and disasters management strategy.
Federal Law No. 2 of 2011 concerning the establishment of National Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA), amended by Decree of Federal Law No. 6 of 2013 and Decree of Federal Law No. 8 of 2015
  • A public authority named as “National Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Management Authority” shall be established with a separate budget and independent corporate personality, with the legal capacity to carry out all legal acts and disposal, and shall be affiliated to the Council.
  • The Authority’s head office shall be located in the city of Abu Dhabi, and it may, upon the decision of the Council, establish permanent or temporary branches, centers or offices inside the UAE.
  • The Authority is aimed at fulfilling the UAE’s policy in terms of the necessary actions for the management of emergencies, crises and disasters, subject to the competencies of emergency, crisis and disaster management entities as stipulated under the applicable laws and legislations.
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