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KUWAIT REAFFIRMS COMMITMENT TO CONVENTION OF RIGHTS OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITY

NEW YORK,- Kuwait reiterated its full commitment to the implementation of the provisions of the UN Convention, on the Rights of Persons with Disability.

Kuwait also affirmed continuous efforts to enhance these disabled people’s rights and better integrate them in society, to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, within the framework of the Kuwait 2035 Vision, towards persons with disability.

This came in a statement, delivered by Member of the Higher Council of the Public Authority for People with Special Needs Affairs, Rehab Bouresli, during the 9th session of the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).

Kuwait began adopting the goals of sustainable development, pertaining to the disability, that were announced by the UN last Sept, in the domains of health, education and the economy, with the societal partnership between the government sectors and civil society organisations, she said.

She added that, Kuwait is seeking to promote equality in all social, political, civil and economic rights, to enhance the rights of persons with disabilities in general, and those with intellectual disabilities in particular.

In an unprecedented move on international level, the Kuwaiti parliament received persons with disabilities for the 11th year in a row, to discuss their issues and follow up the activation of the international convention in this regard, she noted.

She said, Kuwait has been exerting efforts to boost rights of disabled persons, through integrating their issues in all national and regional policies and strategies.

Bouresli pointed out that, a special Gulf forum will be held next Mar, to mull in detail relevant issues related to services offered to people with special needs.

On the sidelines of the conference, Kuwaiti Mission to the UN is sponsoring a side event on Thursday (today) titled, Urban Development and Human Resilience: An Essential approach towards Inclusive Cities for Persons with Disabilities in the Arab Region, “Overview of Kuwait 2035 Vision towards Persons with Disability as model to the region.”

This event aims to highlight the main challenges facing urban development of inclusive cities for persons with disability in the Arabs region, and emphasise the concept of networking and cooperation between civil society organisations and governmental entities working in the disability field in the Arabs region.

Source: Name News Network