Tuesday, 18 Jun 2019

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Issues Directive to Adopt Persons with Disabilities’ Term, in all Official Communications

Riyadh, The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has issued a directive, urging all government agencies to adopt using of the term: Persons with Disabilities, in all official communications and media statements.

The directive falls in line with a recommendation of the Minister of Labor and Social Development, who is also the Chairman of the Authority for the Care of Persons with Disabilities Ahmed Al-Rajhi, to use a unified term for persons with disabilities.

The recommendation followed noting the use of different terms to describe persons with disabilities, in correspondence, statements and reports of governmental entities.

Using the unified term reasserts the Kingodm pledge to using the universal term of persons with disabilities as an integral part of Saudi Arabia's commitment to the international conventions it has signed, stressing using of the universally agreed upon term of persons with disabilities.

Source: Saudi Press Agency

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