Our Counsellor Fra’ Nicola Tegoni delivered a statement at the 2022 UN Third Committee Conference on Friday, 21st October.
Fra’ Tegoni intervened on the dialogue with the Chair of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Ms. Rosemary Kayess, reminding our support for Ms. Kayess’ mandate and mentioning the enormous work done by our worldwide relief agency Malteser International.
“In many countries or regions, the rights of disabled persons are still not being implemented enough” stressed Fra’ Tegoni.
”The Order supports schools, day centers, summer camps, and events for people with disabilities in Lebanon, Romania, Hong Kong, and the Czech Republic. In Romania, the day center helps children with disabilities and their families develop skills for the children to live independently, so that later they can be integrated into special or even mainstream education”;
”The Sovereign Order supports the health of people with disabilities by offering them health care services in Mauritania, Czech Republic, France, Poland, and Ireland. The Order works on training medical professionals, an example being in Prague, where nursing students are offered practical experience in seven high-quality hospitals or healthcare facilities, including those specialized in children with disabilities”.
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