RI Global’s Social Commission advances knowledge- and evidence-based practice to support the psychosocial functioning of people with disabilities in order to achieve maximum richness in their participation in society as citizens.
Khaled El Mohtar is a founding member and chair of the Rehabilitation International — Middle East/North Africa (MENA) Region organization. Under this office, he has organized and co-organized many conferences, seminars and workshops in the fields of disability, rehabilitation and development throughout the Middle East. El Mohtar started his career as teacher of Mathematics. In 1980 he founded and served as Chairman of the National Rehabilitation and Development Center, which works in the treatment, rehabilitation and inclusion of disabled persons in Lebanon, mainly children with special needs — a position he held until 2016. Before joining the Executive Committee, El Mohtar served on the board as the Rehabilitation International Deputy Vice President for the Middle East/North Africa Region from 2000 to 2013.
Projects and Documents
News & Events
In 2019, RI aiming to draw more attention to disability affairs and inspire greater contributions to a more equal, inclusive, and accessible society worldwide, initiated the Rehabilitation International Award for Outstanding Achievements, recognizing individuals...
https://youtu.be/Mdb3xaUpfyM Press Release - Organizing Committee The Global IT Challenge for youth with disabilities (GITC), which seeks to strengthen the IT capabilities of youth with disabilities and bridge the digital divide, is recruiting countries to participate...
The project Universal Design in Kindergarten and School, Guidelines and Universal Tools, is a project in cooperation between Rehabilitation International (RI) Norway and the Education Commission in RI International. The project is funded by grants from Global...
RI Submission to the Committee on the rights of persons with disabilities – Draft General Comment on article 27 on the right of persons with disabilities to work and employment
Rehabilitation International – Commission on Work and Employment submitted comments to the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (the Committee) for the Draft General Comment on art. 27 of the CRPD, as follows: Page 6 (18): Within the first sentence...
Support our work.
Make a difference in the lives of disabled people around the world. RI welcomes new opportunities to expand its own capacities through collaboration with other organizations.