Posted on October 12, 2018

Qatar has renewed its commitment to continue its efforts to promote social development at the national and international levels.

This came in a statement delivered by Alanoud Qassim al Temimi, second secretary of the Permanent Mission of Qatar to the UN, before the third committee of the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly on 'Social development', in New York.

Temimi said the Qatar National Vision 2030 aims at building an effective social protection system that protects the civil rights of all citizens and appreciates their effective participation in the development of society and provides them with a decent level of dignity and health services. She added that, in line with the vision, the first national strategy (2011-2016) has been successfully implemented, which included the implementation of social policies and programmes in five strategic sectors, including family cohesion, empowerment of women and social protection. 

Temimi pointed out that the second national development strategy (2018-2022) was launched this year, in which social protection occupies an advanced position in the development priorities. She said Qatar has developed social protection systems and programmes to ensure decent life for all citizens and provide social care to all segments of society without discrimination, adding that the social protection system consists of social security services carried out by the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs, and rehabilitation and employment services for social security beneficiaries.

Temimi said the role of the state does not stop at providing cash subsidies to vulnerable groups to meet the demands of daily life, but also to protect the citizen from the dangers of poverty through the retirement and pensions system undertaken by the General Retirement and Social Insurance Authority. The Qatari diplomat said Qatar Foundation for Social Work is leading the work of providing social welfare services by serving as an umbrella for seven active civil society organisations throughout the country. She said Qatar has continued to implement of its social plans and programmse, and has overcome the emergency obstacles faced by Qatar for nearly a year and a half.