"The Global Policy Summit will be one of China's greatest legacies to Special Olympics," said Wang Zhijun, Chairman, Special Olympics China. "We are honored to showcase 25 years of impact and development of essential resources serving China's intellectual disability community in front of an unprecedented gathering of peers and influential global leaders."
Key addresses by high-ranking officials -- Her Excellency Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, President of the Philippines, the Honorable Arnold Schwarzenegger, Governor of California, USA, and the Honorable Margaret Spelling, U.S. Secretary of Education -- focused on empowerment through community development, the power of Special Olympics to change lives and inclusive education, respectively.
"I am here to make a call to action to governments throughout the world, businesses, and NGOs that we really can make a difference for people for intellectual disabilities," said Bianca Jagger, International Human Rights Advocate, Council of Europe Goodwill Ambassador, Chair of the World Future Council and friend of Special Olympics. "And we are seeing a real turning point here in China and at these World Games."
The Special Olympics movement was strengthened as UNICEF, the U.S.
|SOURCE Special Olympics International|
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