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Kuwait committed to ensuring welfare of persons with disabilities
October 5, 2016, 8:35 am

The State of Kuwait reaffirmed on Tuesday its commitment to provision of decent living for the persons with disabilities and integrating them into the society.

The country's vision for 2035 is in keeping with the provisions of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, said Hayam Khaled Al-Fasam, an economist and member of Kuwait's mission to the United Nations.

She made the comments in a statement to a debate on the social conditions of youth, elderly and people with special needs.

The discussion was held as part of the 71st session of Third Committee of the UN General Assembly dealing with the social, humanitarian and cultural issues. Al-Fasam recalled the first Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) report, unveiled by the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) here on July 19, 2016, and the outcomes of the HLPF released on the following day.

Out of keenness on implementing the recommendations of the HLPF relating to people with special needs, Kuwait worked to guarantee the necessary support and protection to this segment of the society through launching the Public Authority for the Disabled Affairs (PADA) in 2010, she said.

She reviewed the activities of PADA and the government efforts to care for the elderly people, resolve the social problems facing the youth and realize the social development in the light of the SDGs.

Source: KUNA

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