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MADLSA Issues Statement on New Law Issued for Private Associations and Foundations

19 Oct, 2020 12:00 AMAl Sharq Newspaper, Gulf TimesIntended Audience
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The Ministry of Administrative Development, Labor and Social Affairs (MADLSA), in coordination with the competent authorities in the State of Qatar, has worked on studying a new law for private associations and foundations, aiming to contribute to the implementation of social protection programs in the national development strategies. Decree Law (21) of 2020 has been issued regarding private associations and foundations. It includes amendments aimed at addressing the problems that faced the associations, their boards of directors and members of their general assemblies, in implementing some of the articles of the law.

In his statement on this occasion, HE Mr. Yousuf bin Mohammed Al Othman Fakhroo, Minister of Administrative Development, Labor and Social Affairs, underlined the importance of partnership and cooperation between the state institutions and the private associations and foundations to implement the national development plans, praising their role in providing many social, educational, scientific, cultural and professional services.

HE the Minister added that MADLSA is working continuously to activate this partnership and provide a helping hand and support to these national bodies, calling for more cooperation, coordination and real partnership to serve the national interest.

In a statement on the issuance of the new private associations and foundations law, MADLSA stated that the amendments approved in the new law would contribute to achieving greater flexibility for registering private associations and foundations. The amendments also allow members of the general assemblies to enjoy their full rights without the need to complete six months after joining the assembly as it was previously.

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