Arab so­cial af­fairs of­fi­cials call for erad­i­cat­ing poverty

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL -

CAIRO: Arab So­cial Af­fairs of­fi­cials yesterday af­firmed ne­ces­sity of erad­i­cat­ing all forms of poverty in the Arab coun­tries, as part of the sus­tain­able de­vel­op­ment strat­egy end­ing in 2030. The min­is­ters and of­fi­cials, at end of the Coun­cil of Arab So­cial Af­fairs’ 36th reg­u­lar ses­sion, said in a state­ment that they de­cided to hold a spe­cial ses­sion on side­lines of the UN fo­rum on sus­tain­able de­vel­op­ment, due in New York next year. They asked the tech­ni­cal sec­re­tar­iat to pur­sue ef­forts, in co­or­di­na­tion with spe­cial­ized UN agen­cies, to back the Arab League mem­ber states’ ef­forts for ex­e­cut­ing the Arab dec­la­ra­tion on im­ple­ment­ing the sus­tain­able de­vel­op­ment strat­egy (2030). They also de­cided to set up a panel to ex­am­ine pro­posed plans, adopted the five-year scheme for 2017-2021 and the one mil­lion dol­lar bud­get of the Arab so­cial fund for 2017.

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