RI Global: Office of Communications
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On October 11, Rehabilitation International’s Secretary General Venus Ilagan traveled to Dubai to take part in the “Dubai Inclusive Development Forum,” a strategic event organized by The Executive Council of Dubai under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Higher Committee for the Protection of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
The forum was part of the “My Community…A City For Everyone” initiative, launched in November 2013, which is aimed at integrating governmental and non-governmental efforts to make Dubai a disability-friendly city by 2020.
The interactive platform allowed participants and government task forces to benefit from international experiences in the development of inclusive development policies and their application in various sectors. It featured more than 30 global and local speakers, including Ms. Ilagan, and over 500 attendees.
The knowledge gained from the event will serve to inform the development of programs and policies that serve health, education, employment, social protection and urban development in Dubai and beyond.
RI Global: Founded in 1922, Rehabilitation International (RI Global) is a worldwide network promoting the rights and inclusions of persons with disabilities (PwDs) through advocacy, habilitation and rehabilitation to achieve an inclusive world in which all people can enjoy full human rights.
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