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Kuwait calls on int'l community to protect workers' rights
June 1, 2016, 1:58 pm
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Kuwait called on the international community to apply the human rights laws to provide better living conditions for all people, including development and social equality.

"It is an international responsibility to end the suffering of citizens in Palestine and other occupied Arab lands, who are deprived of their simplest rights as humans and are denied of having decent jobs," Minister of Social Affairs and Labor Hind Al-Sabeeh said during the 105th Session of the International Labor Conference on Wednesday.

Al-Sabeeh, also Minister of State for Planning and Development, added that "Kuwait is keen to cooperate with the world to achieve the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for 2030."

In this context, she said that Kuwait is executing many projects aiming to develop the country on all levels and provide people with a better life.

Meanwhile, Al-Sabeeh noted that the country also issued several laws that allow those in charge of applying these legislations to further protect the rights of people.

She added that Kuwait also established the Public Authority for Manpower and a center for sheltering foreign workers, with a capacity to receive 500 people.

The center provides health, mental and legal services to expatriates, she noted. The conference, organized by the International Labor Organization (ILO) is held from May 30 to June 10 with the participation of 187 countries, as well as representatives of labor unions and NGOs. 

Source: KUNA

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