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Community development authority to regulate public interest organisation in Dubai

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Published on July 14, 2023, 17:41:00


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His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE has issued Decree No. (9) of 2022, according to which the Community Development Authority (CDA) of Dubai will administer the public-interest entities created by legislation.
The CDA is responsible for setting up and developing frameworks for social development in Dubai and as per the above decree, the Director-General of the CDA will issue a decision about the scope of the Authority’s regulatory supervision and control of the public-interest entities including the sources of funding and income and the nature of expenditure.

The public-interest entities are henceforth required to maintain updated financial and administrative records so that the CDA can review them. Further, they are, required to adopt transparent standards outlined by the Decree and appoint an external auditor to audit finances.
For the CDA to perform its regulatory functions the public-interest entities should adhere to the provisions of this Decree and also cooperate with them. If the entities fail to do so, the Director-General of the CDA is authorised to take disciplinary action as per the Law Regulating Civil Society Organisations in Dubai against the entity. They can also issue recommendations to relevant authorities to dissolve the entity as well.

As per the Decree, all government entities must cooperate with the CDA and provide them information as well as documents that are necessary for them to perform their duties, as per the Law Regulating Civil Society Organisations in Dubai along with the new Decree and decisions issued pursuant to it. The Director-General of the CDA will issue the necessary decisions required to implement this Decree.

This decree will be published in the Official Gazette which will be effective from the date of its publication and annuls any other legislation that may contradict it.

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