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Ten years since the ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: Challenges and Compliance


Event: Ten years since the ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: Challenges and Compliance



The Commissioner for Administration and Protection of Human Rights Maria Stylianou-Lottidi, under her responsibility as an Independent Mechanism for the Promotion, Protection and Monitoring of the Implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the Association "Relatives and friends of people with autism "Mazi" held an event entitled "Ten years since the ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: Challenges and Compliance ".




The event was attended by the President of the House of Representatives Mrs. Annita Dimitriou, the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports and Youth Mr. Prodromos Prodromou, the Minister of Labor, Welfare and Social Insurance Mrs. Zeta Aimilianidou, the Deputy Minister of Welfare Mrs. Anastasia Anthousi, Members of the Parliament, the Commissioner for Personal Data Protection Mrs. Irini Loizidou, the Mayor of Strovolos Mr. Andreas Papacharalambous, organizations of people with disabilities and representatives of many other organized groups.




Within the framework of the event, the Commissioner, the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports and Youth Mr. Prodromos Prodromou and the Minister of Labor, Welfare and Social Insurance Mrs. Zeta Aimilianidou, as well as the President of the Association "Mazi" Mr. Stelios Asproftas addressed greetings.




Interventions regarding the implementation of the rights of persons with disabilities followed by an Officer of the Office of the Commissioner and by the Director of the Department of Social Integration of Persons with Disabilities, Mrs. Christina Flourentzou.



In the second part of the event, the attendees had the opportunity to bring to the attention of the Commissioner and Mrs. Flourentzou, as well as the Director of Secondary Education Mr. Louis Kyprianou, issues that concerned them and questions related to the rights of people with disabilities, as well as the wider framework for the implementation of the provisions of the Convention by the State.




The event took place on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 in the courtyard of the Old Town Hall of the Municipality of Strovolos and is part of a series of events, actions and information campaigns organized by the Office of the Commissioner on the occasion of the thirtieth anniversary of the introduction of the institution in Cyprus.




At the end of the event, a reception followed.