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Kuwait sets up social monitoring apparatus.

KUWAIT, May 11 (KUNA) -- The Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor is launching the "social watch" project, a new apparatus that monitors positive and negative phenomena in the Kuwaiti society, a ministry official said on Monday. Undersecretary Dr. Mutar Ali Al-Mutairi announced in remarks to KUNA that this project was suggested by the Executive Bureau of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Social Affairs and Labor Ministers Council, proposing that the social watch body be set up in each GCC state. This project aims at monitoring and studying the social phenomena in the Gulf societies and setting the proper solutions for them in coordination with specialized bodies and institutions in each country, he added. It was included in the Ministry's development plan, and would be implemented in 2016-2017. The Ministry took the primary measures to launch the project, while the computer department at the ministry will provide very shortly the programs required by the Social Watch, like GPS and GIS systems, he said There will be cooperation between Public Authority for Civil Information (PACI), Central Administration of Statistics (CAS), Ministry of Justice, Social Development Office, Ministry of Education, besides universities and other specialized bodies in order to conduct field studies and benefit from academic expertise, he mentioned. All phenomena Kuwait society witness will be monitored, like domestic violence, violence among youth, besides others, as the projects targets all the society members of locals and expats, he added. A field study will be conducted in two months, related to the impact of internet usage on the society members, he said. (end)

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Publication:Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)
Geographic Code:7KUWA
Date:May 11, 2015
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