The Government of Ecuador presented its strategy of priority attention to people with disabilities, during a conference on rights of that group that took place at the headquarters of the United Nations, in New York, reported today the National Secretariat of Communication (Secom).
The objective is to show the progress made by the country in the care of the disabled and their families, Secom said in a statement in which it reported that the first lady, Rocío González, represented the country in the forum.
“Strengthening inclusion, solidarity and equality is our priority as a State and is a strong commitment to the construction of a universal culture of peace,” said the wife of the Ecuadorian president, Lenin Moreno, who also heads a committee of integral assistance called the “One Life” Plan.
“It is about the construction of a solid floor of social protection that manages to improve the quality of life through the articulation of social goods and services of the State,” said González.
Until May of this year, the Ecuadorian Executive, through the program, has intervened in more than 47,000 homes that have people with some type of disability.
“This translates to more than 230,000 people intervened, because not only serve those who have disabilities but their entire family,” said Gonzalez, after highlighting another government program “House for All” which, he said, seeks to form communities free of violence , safe and enterprising.
He recalled that many families with people with disabilities and in conditions of extreme poverty received housing within twelve projects of accessible houses distributed in several provinces of the country.
“We fully trust in the multilateral sphere as an active and coherent space to achieve a global dimension of both policies and actions for the benefit of people with disabilities,” the wife of the Ecuadorian president added.
The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities has 177 States parties, recalled the statement of the Secom. (I)