UN Special Envoy of the Secretary General on Disability and Accessibility Visits Lebanon
UN Special Envoy of the Secretary-General on Disability and Accessibility, Mr. Lenin Boltaire Moreno Garces, arrived today in Beirut on an official visit to Lebanon.
On Wednesday, 24 August, Mr. Moreno Garces will meet with Lebanese officials — including a meeting with HE Rachid Derbas, Minister of Social Affairs, at 10 a.m – as well as with UN officials, Non-Governmental organizations and the private sector to discuss the rights and conditions of all persons with disabilities, with particular emphasis on accessibility.
On Thursday, 25 August, Mr. Moreno Garces will conduct a field visit to the Bekaa. There, he will visit a center of the Ministry of Social Affairs for people with disabilities in Taanayel at 9:00 a.m. He will also meet with local officials and Lebanese residents, as well as Syrian refugees with disability, and with the Lebanese Physical Handicap Union in Baalbek. He will conclude his field visit with a press conference at 13:00 inside the Baalbek Temple.
Source: National News Agencyhttps://syrianewsgazette.com/un-special-envoy-of-the-secretary-general-on-disability-and-accessibility-visits-lebanon/General