A Historic Day for People with Intellectual Disabilities

Our work brings the voice of people with intellectual disabilities and their families where decisions about their future are made. This has always been incredibly important. It is even more so with the Covid pandemic drastic impact on their rights and lives. Being visible and vocal on issues directly affecting millions of people requires your...

A Historic Day for People with Intellectual Disabilities
Robert Martin

Robert Martin on his first day in the office

The opening of the 17th session of the UN CRPD Committee in Geneva has marked the historical debut of Robert Martinā€™s tenure as a member of the Committee.
Robert, elected in June 2016 at the 10th Conference of States Parties, is the first person with an intellectual disability to be elected to the Committee.
An independent expert on the rights of persons with intellectual disabilities, his leadership and knowledge on key issues like closing institutions and supporting people to live in their communities will have significant impact on the Committee.
Inclusion Europe joins Inclusion InternationalĀ in callingĀ on the Committee and its secretariat to demonstrate inclusive practices, including by making materials available in plain language.
Today, we celebrate Robert and offer him our heartfelt best wishes for a successful committee meeting.
An article about Robert can be found in our easy-to-read newsletter “Europe for Us” (page 9).

Our work brings the voice of people with intellectual disabilities and their families where decisions about their future are made.

This has always been incredibly important. It is even more so with the Covid pandemic drastic impact on their rights and lives.

Being visible and vocal on issues directly affecting millions of people requires your support.Ā 

Become Inclusion Europe supporter and help us keep doing our work.

 

 

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