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The UAE’s National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority has published an updated version of the country’s business continuity standard.

The new UAE Business Continuity Management Standard builds upon the first version, published in 2012, and aligns the standard with international best practices and guidelines. It contains three parts:

  • Specifications: sets out all the key parts and elements of the business continuity program.
  • Guidelines: interprets how the elements mentioned in the Specifications work in practice.
  • Toolkit: includes framework templates for developing a business continuity management system.

The Specifications document is available as a free PDF here. For details of obtaining the other parts of the standards contact the NCEMA

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