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Events | 2018.12.06

UN Officials & US Ambassador Pay Tribute to President George H.W. Bush during Int'l Disability Day, Featuring Actor Chill Mitchell & Under-Secretary-General Jan Beagle

Members of the global disability community gathered at the United Nations Monday and paid respect to President George H.W. Bush during an event honoring International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Speakers, including US Ambassador Kelley E. Currie and ASG's Martha Helena Lopez and Atefeh Riazi stood for a moment of silence, before expressing thanks to the former President's tireless efforts to support the disability community. Ambassador Currie specifically paid tribute to President Bush's personal involvement in passing the landmark legislation known as the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. While noting there is still work to be done, NCIS: New Orleans actor Darrell "Chill" Mitchell was on hand to remind everyone that "all people want is the opportunity." If a person can do the work, they should be let in the door. Under-Secretary-General Jan Beagle ended the event discussing how the United Nations is making progress with changes ranging from technological improvements to online recruitment to structural changes in their offices and conference halls “We are always looking to find other ways to break down the physical and mental barriers to full inclusion. You are our partners and when you tell us what you need I promise we will do whatever it takes to meet those needs." Reporting by Zaza Advisors

(PRWeb December 06, 2018)

Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/un_officials_us_ambassador_pay_tribute_to_president_george_h_w_bush_during_int_l_disability_day_featuring_actor_chill_mitchell_under_secretary_general_jan_beagle/prweb15968465.htm


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