Beirut, Lebanon, 7 March 2019
What: Launch of the Global Campaign “The Good Treatment of Girls, Boys and Adolescents with Disabilities in the World” in the Arab region organized by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) in collaboration with the Embassy of Chile, United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).
When: Thursday 7 March 2019 at 10:30hrs.
Where: ESCWA Headquarters, Riad el-Solh Square, Beirut, Lebanon
- Ms. Rola Dashti, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of ESCWA;
- Mr. Richard Kouyoumjian, Lebanese Minister of Social Affairs;
- Ms. Marta Chalhub, Ambassador of Chile in Lebanon;
- Ms. María Soledad Cisternas Reyes, Special Envoy of the United Nations Secretary-General on Disability and Accessibility
Mr. Michael Haddad, professional athlete, UNDP Climate Change champion and World Record holder will master the ceremony and give keynote remarks.
Participants include senior officials from UN entities and regional non-governmental organizations working with people with disabilities.
Why: The key objective of the event is to launch the Global Campaign in the Middle East region as part of many scheduled regional events to increase awareness for the good treatment of girls, boys and adolescents with disabilities in the world.
The Campaign is based on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and joins the vision of "a world in which every child grows up without violence" promoted by the Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children.
It is carried out on the 10th anniversary of the entry into force of the CRPD, as an appropriate time to reflect on the challenges that are still pending in its application.
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