Bahrain to mark International Day of Persons with Disabilities

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Manama, Dec. 2 (BNA): The Kingdom of Bahrain will observe, alongside the rest of the world, the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, which was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1992 to be observed on December 3.

 

The occasion aims to boost the rights of people with disabilities in all social and development aspects, highlight the international efforts in this regard and promote awareness of the significance of integrating people with disabilities in the communities.

 

This year’s international celebration is centered around innovation and solutions to achieve comprehensive growth, particularly the 8th and 10th goals of the SDGs.

 

Marking the occasion, Minister of Social Development, Osama bin Ahmed Khalaf Al Asfoor, stressed the great care and support given to people with disabilities in the Kingdom of Bahrain thanks to the directives of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and the follow-up of His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince and Prime Minister. He pointed out that Bahrain is one of the first countries which endorsed the agreement on the rights of this category of people out of keenness on fully integrating them and protecting their rights.

 

The minister explained that work is underway to launch the executive plan for the National Strategy for People with Disabilities for the five years (2022-2026) to continue implementing more projects and programmes that support the rights of people of determination, in cooperation with the Higher Committee for Persons with Disabilities, all official and private bodies concerned with their affairs and the United Nations Office.

 


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