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Kuwait... We are committed to enhancing efforts to promote development for all segments of society

Al-Mulla: We pay special attention to providing social protection for groups that require special care

السكرتير الثالث بوفد الكويت الدائم لدى الأمم المتحدة وفيقة الملا
Third Secretary of the Permanent Delegation of Kuwait to the United Nations, Wafiqa Al-Mulla

Kuwait affirmed that it will spare no effort in strengthening efforts to advance development in its various sectors and for all segments of society, calling for more international cooperation and the exchange of experiences to improve the well-being of the peoples of the world.

This came in Kuwait’s speech delivered by the Third Secretary of its Permanent Delegation to the United Nations, Wafiqa Al-Mulla, on Friday evening before the Third Committee on Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Affairs of the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly.

Al-Mulla said, “We must learn from the lessons and lessons and work together in order to build again and better than before and return the compass towards the goal that we all aspire to, which is achieving the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals,” explaining that this matter can only be achieved through concerted international efforts. For this noble goal and to help others in fragile communities that have been affected by the consequences of the Corona virus pandemic, including women, children, the elderly, and people with disabilities.” She stressed that Kuwait pays special attention to providing social protection for groups that require special care, especially the elderly, pointing out that the country guarantees for citizens in cases of old age or illness social insurance and social aid services, as well as health care in an wellness program for the retired category, adding that Kuwait issued Law 18 of 2016 regarding social care for the elderly, which included several guarantees for the elderly, such as providing a monthly allocation for health care and equipping service homes for residential and mobile care for the elderly. The category was also given priority in completing their transactions in the country.

She renewed Kuwait's full commitment to the provisions of the International Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and continued efforts to comprehensively integrate them into society within the framework of Kuwait's future vision for development that is consistent with the United Nations sustainable development goals.

In this regard, she pointed out that Kuwait has developed “a comprehensive and clear policy to support their rights, and we seek to guarantee and provide all facilities and enact the necessary legislation of all kinds so that they can be partners with us and actual contributors to the renaissance, development and prosperity of society.”

Regarding the report of the Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres, on implementing the goals of the International Year of the Family and beyond, she stressed that the Constitution of Kuwait guarantees the preservation and protection of the family entity as a major component of society.



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