A meeting of the Coordination Council in the field of social protection of people with disabilities was held at the Ministry of Health and Social Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Jul 5, 2016

On 30 June, 2016 the Ministry of Health and Social Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan held a regular meeting of the Coordination Council in the field of social protection of people with disabilities.

The event was attended by Deputy Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Dariga Nazarbayeva, the Minister of Health and Social Development of Kazakhstan Tamara Duysenova, Deputy Resident Representative of UNDP in Kazakhstan Munkhtuya Altangerel as well as by representatives of the central state bodies, deputies of oblast akims, heads of regional administrations on coordination of employment and social programs, the territorial departments of the Ministry’s Labor Committee on social protection and migration, and representatives of NGOs.

During the meeting several acute issues were discussed concerning the availability of facilities of the International specialized exhibition EXPO-2017 and in Astana for the disabled, adaptation of social and transport infrastructures for people with limited mobility as well as problems and prospects of implementation of inclusive education.

 "To date, we conducted a certification of 25.2 thousand objects of infrastructure. 17.6 thousand objects need to be adapted for persons with disabilities, including 7 thousand 664 objects that have already been adapted to the needs of people with disabilities, which accounts for 43%," the Vice-Minister noted.

At the end of the meeting, relevant recommendations and instructions were made.

*The Coordination Council in the field of social protection of disabled people is an advisory body under the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan. It was founded in order to develop proposals and recommendations on the issues of social protection of disabled persons, to ensure interaction of central and local executive bodies, organizations, public associations of persons with disabilities on problems of social protection of disabled persons, the creation of equal opportunities for them and their integration into society. The council consists of representatives of national and regional public associations of the disabled.

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