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VICE PRESIDENT TO SPEAK AT THE UNITED NATIONS INTERNATIONAL...
17/01/12

His Honour the Vice President Lt. Gen. Mompati Merafhe will be the Guest Speaker at the commemoration of the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities on the  3rd  December, 2011. The theme for this year’s event is “Together for a better world for all: including Persons with Disabilities in Development”.

The event, which will be held at the Plateau Local Centre in Kasane, will involve several activities including performances to highlight the difficulties disabled people have in playing a full role in society and showcases to celebrate the contributions made by disabled persons as change agents in their communities. Other activities include forums with experts and disabled persons; information campaigns; and an art exhibition by disabled persons.

The International Day of Persons with Disabilities provides opportunities for participation by all stakeholders; Government, the United Nations and civil society to focus on the inclusion of persons with disabilities in the development agenda.  The Day will also provide a forum enabling the participation of persons with disabilities in social life and development on the basis of equality. Furthermore, it provides an opportunity to highlight progress and obstacles in implementing disability-sensitive policies, as well as promoting public awareness of barriers to the full inclusion of persons with disabilities in their societies.

The event is organised by the Office of the People with Disabilities in the Office of the President.  The main purpose of the Office is to develop and coordinate the implementation of Policies and Programmes aimed at empowering people with disability.

ENDS

For further information contact:
Mr Thomas Motingwa
Office of the People with Disabilities, Office of the President
Tel:            3958887  
E-mail:       ttmotingwa@gov.bw                

 

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