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New logo for People of Determination

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The new set of logos will be circulated to different entities while the old logo of the people of determination will be replaced with the new one all over the UAE.

Jamil Khan, Senior Reporter

In celebration of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities coinciding on 3rd December each year, the Ministry of Community Development adopted New Symbols of National Classification of Disabilities (People of Determination). The new set of logos consist of a “symbol, drawing or sign” symbolizing one of the categories of the people of determination, facilities or services provided for them, places assigned to them or tools they use. The new set of logos will be also circulated to different entities while the old logo of the people of determination will be replaced with the new one all over the UAE based on a ministerial decision in this regard.

The world celebrates the International Day of Persons with Disabilities under the theme “Promoting the Participation of Persons with Disabilities and their Leadership: taking action on the 2030 Development Agenda”, while the announcement of the Ministry of Community Development of the new logo coincides with the National Policy for Empowering People of Determination which included several pillars to enhance their empowerment in different fields and recognized their accomplishments in various fields.

On this occasion, Hessa Bint Essa Buhumaid, Minister of Community Development, stated that the philosophy and purpose of the new logo consists with the title (People of Determination) being active members in the community, unlike the stereotyped old logo; noting that the new logo depicts transition into independency and self-determination, and expresses flexibility for people of determination and acceptance of variable changes around them; it also enhances their easy understandings and integration in various educational, practical and social fields.

The Minister emphasized that the Ministry of Community Development is very keen to keep up with new development ideas that will facilitate day to day tasks and practices of these categories. In this context, the adoption of the new classification for people of determination in the UAE is an additional recognition to be added to the sustainable achievements of the UAE for the people of determination.

Hessa Bint Essa Buhumaid, said: “The new set of logos reflects the current trends and international stanadards (ISO), to be used easily and at the same time determination the suitable services and facilitate easy accessibility for the people of determination and their families as well as care providers, professionals and public.