Persons with Disabilities Attend International Conference in Cuba

HAVANA: Delegates from 20 nations will attend as of tomorrow the 6th Conference of the Latin American Network of Non-Governmental Organizations of Persons with Disabilities and their Families (RIADIS), hosted for the first time by Cuba.

Under the motto ‘Latin America inclusive in unity, development, peace and hope’, some 200 delegates from Spain, Canada, the United States and the region will participate.

Organized by the Association of Cubans with Physical Motor Limitations (ACLIFIM), among other entities, the event includes in its program the International Conference on Inclusion and Development in Latin America and the Sixth Assembly of the Latin American Network of Non-Governmental and Social Organizations.

Speaking to the National News Agency, the president of RIADIS, Ecuadorian Ana Lucia Arellano, explained that among the objectives of the meeting is to make progress in Latin America and the Caribbean in the effective inclusion of people with disabilities from the united and coordinated work among organizations, governments and other key actors in the region.

He parallel stressed Cuba’s attention to people with disabilities, a work recognized throughout the region, because despite the limitations of resources, the work the ACLIFIM has carried out no other country in Latin America has done it.

Based at the Conference Center in Havana, the event will be held until Friday, March 17.

Source: plenglish

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