Expo 2020 Dubai celebrated People of Determination yesterday, in conjunction with the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, through key events and discussions held at the Nexus Pavilion, to discuss a number of issues such as ensuring universal access, education, decent work, innovation and technology, and sports for people with disabilities. carefree.
Her Excellency Hessa bint Issa Bu Humaid, Minister of Community Development, participated in the event, where the specialized event was launched under the title “Forging an inclusive future for all”, in coordination with the Ministry of Community Development, and the talks witnessed the participation of leaders from governments, the business sector, artists and athletes, with the aim of shedding light on the achievements of people of determination, and highlighting ways Joint cooperation between individuals and organizations to achieve inclusion.
Her Excellency Hessa bint Issa Bu Humaid, Minister of Community Development, said that this event gives us the incentive and vision to explore opportunities and challenges in order to shape an inclusive future for all, and to introduce the accelerating efforts undertaken by the international community towards achieving the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, and to exchange ideas that would improve people’s quality of life. people with disabilities through inclusive education, decent work, accessibility, innovative technology, and other cultural, sports and recreational areas.
She stressed that the UAE’s successful experience in integrating, empowering and employing “people with disabilities” is exceptional by all standards, governed by laws, legislation, initiatives and policies, which are integrated with the best international practices, and embody the highest human and social norms and values inherited in the UAE, this young country that celebrates its day these days. The Fiftieth National Assembly, which documents fifty years of continuous giving and investment in building people and capabilities, and receives the next fifty years, God willing, affirming the role and keenness of the wise leadership to include in its next plan the needs, expectations and aspirations of people of determination as active participants in the construction process and sustainable development.
Dina Story, Director of Sustainability Operations at Expo 2020 Dubai, said: “In line with inclusivity as one of the key values on which the UAE is built, the Expo 2020 team is diverse, inclusive and dedicated to the mission of delivering an exceptional Expo to the world, with People of Determination contributing It plays an important role in the preparatory phase for and during the Expo, and Expo 2020 Dubai is proud to host this event on the occasion of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, and looks forward to sharing its outcomes with the world.”
The multi-pronged event included quick talks and panel discussions, during which participants exchanged the most prominent success and excellence stories based on the principle of partnership and on ecosystems that promote innovation and contribute to accelerating the pace of change managed by people of determination, for themselves and for other people with different needs, and how to create a world that facilitates Access to people of determination in ways to implement the sustainable development goals. In conjunction with the day dedicated to celebrating the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, the Dubai-based Rising Stars Talent Academy, which helps children of determination to develop their skills, gave a presentation at the Opportunity Forum.