The regional conference of Rehabilitation International (RI) will be held in Dubai in November to discuss improving the quality of life of disabled people, it has been announced.
It will take place under the patronage of Princess Haya Bint Al Hussain, wife of His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the vice-president and prime minister of the United Arab Emirates and ruler of Dubai, Gulf News reported.
Areas addressed at the conference will include the implementation of the UN conventions regarding the improvement of the quality of life for disabled individuals.
President of the IR Anne Hawker stated that issues including transportation, rehabilitation, education and accessibility will all be looked at to allow the full potential of the UN conventions to be realised.
Speaking to Gulf News, minister of social affairs Mariam Al Roumi stated: "To enhance equality and mutual respect at the local community level, practical procedures must be put in place."
The RI was founded in 1922 and is a global network of government agencies, researchers, service providers, people with disabilities and advocates which promote and implement the rights and inclusion of people with disabilities.