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  1. 1. World Meeting of DISABILITIES November 25TH - 26TH, 2013 Guayaquil - Ecuador Secretaría Técnica de Discapacidades
  2. 2. Technical Secretariat of Disabilities Technical Secretariat of Disabilities PART I In Ecuador, the majority of people with disabilities were unprotected, invisible, abandoned, poor and excluded from society and the State, mainly due to the absence of a comprehensive public policy to ensure their rights. The Government of Ecuador decided to change that. In 2007, it declared that the focus on persons with disabilities would be a State Policy, and joined and ratified the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. In 2008, it declared disabilities a crosscutting state policy. The Vice Presidency took up this challenge, and in 2009 deployed in the field the Manuela Espejo Solidarity Mission, composed of physicians, geneticists, psychologists, military, social workers, and volunteers, who visited more than one million homes. The goal was to know who our brothers and sisters with disabilities were, where they were, and what they needed. The bio-psychosocial study identified and georeferenced 300,000 people with disabilities in order to meet urgent needs such as the immediate provision of 466,000 Technical Aids. In an effort to expand the assistance and provide comprehensive care, other successful projects were created: jobs were found for 55,000 people, 18,000 people with severe disability, catastrophic, rare and/or unusual diseases, and children under 14 living with HIV AIDS were covered by the Joaquin Gallegos Lara Program, which includes a conditional subsidy of 240 dollars a month. Secretaría Técnica de Discapacidades 1
  3. 3. More than 10,000 families have their own homes equipped with basic furnishings; 20,000 people received Hearing Aids and Technical Aids for Poor Vision; and at least 214,000 newborns benefited from Neonatal Metabolic Screening, a program that achieved 66% coverage in its first year of implementation. Manuela Espejo also helped the country become a leader in the region after the Vice Presidents’ Summit for a “Barrier-Free America”. Peru, Guatemala, Uruguay, El Salvador, Dominican Republic and Haiti now receive our technical support. 2
  4. 4. Technical Secretariat of Disabilities After creating minimum care conditions in the country and disseminating this social product internationally, the Manuela Espejo Solidarity Mission decided to evolve. No longer a program, it was institutionalized as the Technical Secretariat for Disabilities to coordinate the implementation of Ecuador’s public policy on disabilities. The Secretariat then developed new processes for Comprehensive Services, Universal Accessibility and Technological Development, Educational Inclusion, Scientific and Technical Research and the implementation of RBC in the country as a tool for Intersectoral Management. Secretaría Técnica de Discapacidades 3
  5. 5. MISSION VISION To promote and ensure the full enjoyment of rights by persons with disabilities in Ecuador through interagency and intersectoral coordination, policy monitoring and implementation of plans, programs and projects, and the promotion of actions for prevention, care, research and integration. To be the guiding institution for the coordination, monitoring and evaluation of the implementation of public policy for the fulfillment of the rights of Persons with Disabilities, to be a regional and global benchmark in the framework of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, the Constitution and the Organic Law on Disabilities. 4
  8. 8. Technical Secretariat of Disabilities Background According to World Health Organization (WHO) estimates, more than one billion people in the world live with some form of disability, and nearly 200 million experience considerable difficulty in functioning. 785 million are 15 or older and live with a disability. Undoubtedly, the most worrying statistic shows that children have a high degree of disability and in some cases their disabilities could be prevented. The World Report on Disability states that the situation of people with disabilities in the world is exacerbated by disabling barriers that involve inadequate policies and regulations, negative attitudes, lack of services, problems delivering services, insufficient funding, lack of accessibility, lack of consultation and participation, and lack of data and evidence. To face these challenges, severfal regional integration initiatives and international organizations have promoted mandates and resolutions that call for an approach that involves the adoption of specific action plans, the inclusion of the matter as a cross-cutting theme for interventions by the States, and inclusion of people with disabilities in decision-making on issues that have a positive or negative affect on their lives. A common recommendation of these mandates and resolutions is also the implementation of specific national plans and actions to address disabilities based on effective programs and appropriate practices developed in the different regions with regard to disabilities and inclusion. In order to provide a meeting place for the different countries of the world that have developed successful initiatives, the Government of Ecuador, through the Secretariat of Disabilities, an agency of the Vice Presidency, is committed to holding an International Conference on Best Practices on guaranteeing the rights of people with disabilities that can be shared, discussed and implemented in the different countries. General Objective To create a space for discussing several policies, programs, projects, innovations and technologies that have been successfully implemented globally to ensure the rights of persons with disabilities and identify concrete actions for their implementation in the different countries. Main outcomes of the meeting • Quito Declaration on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Secretaría Técnica de Discapacidades 7
  9. 9. • Signing of Treaties and Bilateral Cooperation Agreements on disabilities by the participating countries. • Identification of potential public - private partnerships on innovations and technologies for people with disabilities. Location: Guayaquil, Ecuador Guayaquil Convention Center Date: November 25th and 26th, 2013 Participants: People with Disabilities and their families Representatives of Governments worldwide Representatives of International and Multilateral Organizations Civil Society Representatives Academia Public and private companies CONTENT Keynote Addresses Roundtables Panel Discussions Exhibitions Negotiation tables Artistic and recreational events Stands (technology, products, services) 8 THEMES Situation of disability worldwide Disability and Development after the High Level UN meeting Best practices regarding accessibility Role of Civil Society and actions involving the rights of persons with disabilities Community Based Rehabilitation Successful experiences in cooperation on disability Educational Inclusion Workplace Inclusion Technological Development OFFICIAL LAUNCH OF THE MEETING Thursday October 3 at 10:00 am on www. For more information: Links (beginning with october 3th): Email contact: Teléfonos: (593) 2 3933940 Ext. 1130 –1131-1132
  10. 10. Technical Secretariat of Disabilities Part III Basic Information on Tourism “Discover Ecuador, Four Worlds, One Destination” Located in South America on the Pacific coast, it is one of the most popular tourist destinations of 2013. Quito, the capital, was recognized this year as the best tourist destination in South America. Visit Ecuador because “Ecuador loves life.” Guayaquil An historic and cosmopolitan city known as “The Pearl of the Pacific”, it is a well-known financial and economic center and has one of the largest ports in maritime trade in Latin America and the world. Inhabited by enterprising, friendly people, its attractions include Cerro Santa Ana with its symbolic lighthouse, the neighborhood of Las Peñas, and the Malecon and its iconic Rotunda. This economic capital has excellent hotels that meet the most demanding needs of its visitors. Santa Ana Hill, Guayaquil - Ecuador Secretaría Técnica de Discapacidades 9
  11. 11. Galapagos Known worldwide as the “Enchanted Islands”, they are located in the insular region, and constitute one of the largest and most important ecological reserves in the world. Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is the capital and the largest city is Puerto Ayora. Due to their climate, location and geography, “The Enchanted Islands” are a true living laboratory for scientific research, the most important tourist attraction of Ecuador, and undoubtedly a marvel for Ecuador and the world. Tortuga Bay, Galapagos - Ecuador Fauna, Galapagos - Ecuador 10
  12. 12. Technical Secretariat of Disabilities CUENCA “Santa Ana of the Four Rivers,” better known as Cuenca, the capital of Azuay, is located 2550 meters above sea level. Its historic center decorated with cobblestone streets, a Cathedral built from pink marble, and a rich past, won it the title of World Heritage Site in December 1999. Main Cathedral, Cuenca - Ecuador Tomebamba River, Cuenca - Ecuador Secretaría Técnica de Discapacidades 11
  13. 13. QUITO The Capital of Ecuador, located at 2800 meters above sea level, is the second largest city in the country. In recognition of the architecture, monuments, and churches of the Historic or Colonial Center, its history and tradition, it was declared a World Heritage Site in 1978. The Plaza Grande, Quito - Ecuador Panoramic view, Quito - Ecuador More information: 12
  14. 14. Secretaría Técnica de Discapacidades