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Press release on visit to the United Nations COSP

Senator Dr. Floyd Morris, Director for the UWI Centre for Disability Studies, at the recently held Conference of States Parties on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities held from June 11-13, 2019, called for special considerations to be given to non-governmental organizations catering to persons with disabilities in the Caribbean. According to Senator Dr. Morris, “With the classification of countries in the Caribbean as middle income earners, grant funding is being shifted to other poorer countries.

CARICOM appoints Special Rapporteur on Disability

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has appointed a Special Rapporteur on Disability, as it works towards an inclusive Region for persons with disabilities. The Thirty-Fifth Meeting of the Council for Human and Social Development (COHSOD) – Health, in September 2018, endorsed the recommendation that Senator Dr. Floyd Morris be appointed to the position, and “urged Ministries of Health to facilitate the Special Rapporteur in the conduct of his duties at the national level”. Dr.

CARICOM appoints Special Rapporteur on Disability

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has appointed a Special Rapporteur on Disability, as it works towards an inclusive Region for persons with disabilities. The Thirty-Fifth Meeting of the Council for Human and Social Development (COHSOD) – Health, in September 2018, endorsed the recommendation that Senator Dr. Floyd Morris be appointed to the position, and “urged Ministries of Health to facilitate the Special Rapporteur in the conduct of his duties at the national level”. Dr.

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