MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS PARTICIPATES IN WORLD AUTISM AWARENESS DAY

Doha, – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs illuminated today its buildings in blue, to mark World Autism Awareness Day.

Celebrating April 2 as World Autism Awareness Day came based on a proposal by the State of Qatar, which was approved by the United Nations General Assembly in resolution no. 62/139 back in the year 2007. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ celebration was in solidarity with an international campaign to mark the occasion. The campaign is organized by Autism Speaks, an autism advocacy organization in the United States, which called for illuminating famous buildings and landmarks around the world in blue to mark the occasion.

All of the ministries in the State of Qatar participated in the campaign and illuminated their buildings in blue. Other organizations around the world have done the same as well, with the aim of raising awareness on Autism and supporting research efforts. (QNA)

Source: Qatar News Agency

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