UAE calls for social inclusion of victims

(AFP)

The UAE has called for the international political will to promote the concept of social inclusion and improve the living conditions of families and individuals in poor countries affected by natural disasters and armed conflicts.

Naji Al Hai Mubarak, Executive Director of Social Development in the Ministry of Social Affairs, who heads the UAE delegation participating in the 48th session of the United Nations Commission for Social Development, currently being held at UN headquarters in New York, said the UAE believes people are the real wealth of a nation. Development of human resources and complete social care for all segments of society are essential for social development based on equality, justice and welfare at local and global levels.

He said the UAE cares much about development of all segments of society, particularly women, children, youth, elderly and persons with disabilities on the basis of the UAE constitution.

Mubarak said the UAE has made significant progress in implementing the Federal Government's strategy for the years 2008 – 2010 which achieved overall sustainable development and promoted the concept of social welfare to the concept of social development and expansion of collaborative action and participation by all groups and sectors of society.

He noted that the elderly people in UAE enjoy respect and appreciation which come from traditions that promote the values of extended families.

 

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