Council of Arab Ministers of Social Affairs approves projects on care of people with disabilities proposed by Tunisia
26/01/2023 17:57, TUNIS/Tunisia

(TAP) - The 42nd session of the Council of Arab Ministers of Social Affairs, held on January 25 and 26 in Doha, approved two projects on the care of people with disabilities proposed by Tunisia, said the Ministry of Social Affairs Thursday.

These two projects concern developing a centre for autistic children and a rehabilitation centre for the motor disabled.

Social Affairs Minister Malek Ezzahi, leading the Tunisian delegation at the session, stressed Tunisia's commitment to social justice and promoting the social protection system in order to ensure decent living conditions for all categories.

He reviewed the new social policy on integration and economic empowerment through self-employment and entrepreneurship, through the application of an economic empowerment programme for disadvantaged and low-income people, people with disabilities and unemployed higher education graduates.

The Minister mentioned the creation of the International Centre for the Advancement of People with Disabilities, specialised in the implementation of education programmes for this category unable to integrate the school system and the realisation of research, studies, training and documentation.

The Minister stressed the importance of joint Arab action to develop policies and approaches aimed at promoting disadvantaged social categories and their economic and social integration. He called to bolster efforts to apply the decisions of the Council of Arab Ministers of Social Affairs to achieve the goals of sustainable development.

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