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America Solidaria: Promoting the inclusion of people with disabilities

June 8, 2012


People from the Manuela Espejo Mission bringing technical assistance to persons with disabilities in various locations of Ecuador.

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  • Lenín Moreno, VicePresident of Ecuador hosts "America Solidaria".
  • Representatives from 34 countries of the Americas attend the event.
  • America Solidaria is held today and tomorrow in Quito.

The Vice-presidency of Ecuador and the World Bank are organizing the first continental meeting for the inclusion of people with disabilities, “America Solidaria” which is held on June 11 and 12 at the Capilla del Hombre, Quito.

Representatives from 34 countries of the Americas are attending the event, where experts and leaders in promoting the rights of people with disabilities in Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Spain and the United States share on best practices and public policies in this area.

The goal of this event is to establish a continent-wide common policy on disability to promote social inclusion of persons with disabilities. It also seeks to promote the ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. 

Ecuador's Manuela Espejo Solidarity Mission, a government program designed to address the needs of people with disabilities, is highlighted as one of the programs of best practice in this field and as a reference for actions to be taken. 

For more information on this event, the speakers and the agenda, visit AmericaSolidaria.net

Follow the event live here: Webcast: Working for the rights of persons with disabilities.