Government, Health, NGOs, Sports, Academic, and Business Leaders Issue a Call to Action to Improve the Well-being of Individuals with Intellectual
SHANGHAI, China, Oct. 5 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leaders across government, health, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), sports, academic and business representing 60 countries gathered today at the 2007 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Shanghai, China, to make a commitment to people throughout the world with intellectual disabilities and their families. Hosted by Special Olympics International, the 2007 Special Olympics World Summer Games Committee, and China Disabled Persons' Federation, "Commitment to Changing Lives: The Global Policy Summit on the Well-being of People with Intellectual Disabilities" is the largest summit event to cast an unprecedented light on the attitudes and needs of people with intellectual disabilities and the challenge they face throughout the world. The event brought together the greatest collection of key global leaders in an effort to educate, inform, and activate about critical issues facing individuals with intellectual disabilities.
"The commitment made today by leaders from all sectors will help further the opportunities and rights of people with intellectual disabilities and the work of Special Olympics worldwide," said Timothy P. Shriver, Chairman, Special Olympics International. "Through sport, Special Olympics lays a foundation for community-based development and advancement; collaboration with global leaders extends the reach even further for peace, prosperity and human dignity."
Using the powerful platform of sport, the Global Policy Summit
presented five core areas: a global snapshot highlighting key research
findings on the attitudes towar
|SOURCE Special Olympics International|
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