Office of the Spokesperson
April 6, 2016
Special Advisor for International Disability Rights Judy Heumann, will travel April 9 –16 to Beijing, China, to lead the U.S. delegation in the 2016 U.S.-China Coordination Meeting on Disability.
The Meeting will bring together government and non-government experts from the United States and China to discuss the rights of persons with disabilities. Issues for discussion include education, employment, and the role of civil society in promoting the rights of persons with disabilities. The U.S. delegation will also meet with government officials, civil society representatives, and academic organizations to share experiences in effective methodologies to protect and promote the rights of persons with disabilities.
For more information, please contact DRL-Press@state.gov.
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