: Qatar devotes special attention to human individuals in its continuous effort to build a developed society. The country’s demographic status places the population factor at the forefront of its concerns in the adoption of policies and strategies by the various local institutions, Dr Hassan Ibrahim al-Mohannadi, vice-chairman of the Permanent Population Committee, has said.
He was speaking at the 42nd session of the commission on Population and Development on the Contribution of the International Conference on Population and Development Programme of Action to the Internationally agreed Development Goals, including the Millennium Development Goals.
Dr Mohannadi said that Qatar’s National Vision 2030, approved in 2008, gives top priority to human development in its outlook for “the Development of the Qatar’s population with a view to building a prosperous society”.
Dr Mohannadi said the health sector in Qatar witnessed an unprecedented progress in a short span of time, leading to a remarkable rise in the life expectancy at birth, a decrease in the maternal and child mortality rates and a considerable decrease in the number of deaths resulting from diseases.
On the education front, he said Qatar has improved literacy rates and enrolment rates of males and females.
As for gender issues, women are now participating in various domains, especially the labour market, where Qatari women constitute more than 33% of the national workforce. - QNA
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