Disabled People International- North America and the Caribbean Underway

Basseterre, St. Kitts, August 23, 2019 (ZIZ News): Disabled persons from across the region and around the world have assembled in St. Kitts to participate in three days of discussion at the Tenth Regional Assembly of Disabled Peoples’ International- North America and the Caribbean.

The Tenth Regional Assembly of Disabled Peoples’ International- North America and the Caribbean is being held from August 23rd to 25th and is guided by the theme “Build and Strengthen the Functional Capacity of the Organization.”

The event officially got underway with an opening ceremony at the St. Kitts Marriot Resort, chaired by Anthony Mills and was attended by participants of the conference and other stakeholders.

Deputy Prime Minister Hon. Shawn Richards in wishing the delegates a productive session noted that the government endorses the efforts of the organization and looks forward to continue working with persons with disabilities.

Delivering the featured address, Minister of Health Hon Eugene Hamilton encouraged the delegates to continue their advocacy for greater inclusiveness for persons with disabilities.

Global Chairperson of Disabled Peoples International Henrietta Davis Ray said the DPI-NAC looks forward to lending support to the enhancement of a disability inclusive society in CARICOM member states.

Sessions at The Tenth Regional Assembly of Disabled Peoples’ International- North America and the Caribbean will include a presentation of the 5th Community-Based Rehabilitation Congress 2021 and a Consultation on the Regional Disability Assessment Programme.

It will also feature a Regional Council Meeting in which reports from 12 member organizations will be given, as well as a review and ratification of the DPI- NAC Policy Numbers 1 and 4.

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