NEW YORK — Deputy Minister of Labor and Social Development Dr. Tamadur Bint Yousef Al-Rammah said on Tuesday that Saudi Arabia is working on a national strategy for people with special needs, including 23 initiatives designed to serve and take care of them.

“The Kingdom also forges a national program to diagnose and classify the phenomenon of disability in addition to setting up a national registry including uniform data base and statistics,” she said.

Al-Rammah made the remarks while addressing the 11th Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities at the UN headquarters. She said the Kingdom has put an initiative to enhance early intervention and expansion in the merger program of public education schools, provision of vocational training and applying the comprehensive access program.