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Panel Discussion on Disabilities - 23rd Meeting, 46th Regular Session Human Rights Council
5 Mar 2021 -  Annual interactive debate on the rights of persons with disabilities on the theme “Participation in sport under article 30 of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities”
Objectives:This panel discussion will address the obligation under article 30(5) of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (hereinafter “Convention”) to enable persons with disabilities to participate in recreation, leisure and sports on an equal basis with others, including in mainstream and disability-specific sporting activities, in sporting, recreational, leisure and tourism venues, and in education
Chair: H.E. Ms. Nazhat Shameem Khan, President of the Human Rights Council
Opening statement: Ms. Michelle Bachelet, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (video message)
Panellists:
Mr. Gerard Quinn, Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities (video message)
Ms. Rita van Driel, Governing Board Member of the International Paralympic Committee (video message)
Mr. Jaime Cruz Juscamaita, Inclusion International (video message)
Ms. Bodour Almeer, Sustainability Director of the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 (video message)
46th Regular Session of the Human Rights Council.

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SPEAKERS
Ms. Michelle Bachelet, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (Introduction)
Mr. Gerard Quinn, Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities
Ms. Rita van Driel, Governing Board Member of the International Paralympic Committee
Mr. Jaime Cruz Juscamaita, Inclusion International
Ms. Bodour Almeer, Sustainability Director of the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022
Mr. Joel Hernandez, Organization of American States
Malaysia (on behalf of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations), Mr. Ahmad Faisal Muhamad
Lithuania (on behalf of Nordic and Baltic Countries), Mr. Andrius Krivas
Guyana (on behalf of CARICOM Group in Geneva), Mr. Neville Totaram
Mexico (on behalf of a Group of Latin American Countries), Mr. Socorro Flores Liera
Thailand (on behalf of a Group of Countries), Mr. Rongvudhi Virabutr
Bahrain (on behalf of the Gulf Cooperation Council), Mr. Yusuf Abdulkarim Bucheeri
European Union (on behalf of the European Union and the Non-Aligned Movement), Mr. Thomas Wagner
European Union, Mr. Thomas Wagner
Israel, Ms. Meirav Marks
Greece, Mr. Thiseas Fragkiskos Poullos
Monaco, Ms. Carole Lanteri
National Human Rights Council of Morocco, Ms. Amina Bouayach
Asian-Pacific Resource and Research Centre for Women (ARROW), Mr. Ashrafunnahar Misti
International Disability Alliance, Mr. Jarrod Clyne
Mauritania, Ms. Warda Mohamed Khouye
Brazil, Ms. Maria Nazareth Farani Azevedo
France, Mr. François Gave
Sovereign Order of Malta, Mr. Yannick Galeazzi
Marshall Islands, Mr. Samuel K. Lanwi Jr.
Uganda, Mr. Allan Ndagije
Bulgaria, Ms. Genoveva Nenova
Serbia, Mr. Vladan Lazovic
Jamaica, Ms. Faith Mullings Williams
Vanuatu, Ms. Antonella Picone
UNICEF, Mr. Alessandro di Rosa
Egypt, Mr. Ayman Ammar
GANHRI Working Group: Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions, Ms. Paula Margaret Tesoriero
Associazione Comunita Papa Giovanni XXIII, Giulia Amerio
Sikh Human Rights Group, Ms. Trudi Beswick
Mr. Gerard Quinn, Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities (Final Remarks)
Ms. Rita van Driel, Governing Board Member of the International Paralympic Committee
Mr. Jaime Cruz Juscamaita, Inclusion International
Ms. Bodour Almeer, Sustainability Director of the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022
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