Tamar Barkalaia Meets in Georgia with the UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
Tamar Barkalaia: “The UN Special Rapporteur positively evaluated reforms on the Rights of People with Disabilities performed by the Government of Georgia in the country”
Deputy Minister of Internally Displaced Persons from the Occupied Territories, Labor, Health and Social Affairs of Georgia, Tamar Barkalaia met in Georgia with the UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities, Gerard Quinn.
The participants of the meeting reflected on the rights of persons with disabilities, their involvement in the process of reforms, mechanisms for supporting development of inclusive society, including health, social protection and employment.
The process of deinstitutionalization, the topic of expansion of geographic accessibility to social services were discussed.
“We provided detailed information on the progress achieved in the field of the rights of persons with disabilities in recent years to the UN Special Rapporteur. We talked about the involvement of people with disabilities in the platforms actively and successfully operating in the Ministry. Planning of strategies and other reforms is ongoing with direct participation of the PWDs and their organizations. The UN Special Rapporteur positively evaluated ongoing reforms”, - stated Tamar Barkalaia.
The meeting was attended by Officer of High Commissioner for Human Rights, Barbora Zamrska, Head of Department of Social Protection, IDPs and Labour Policy, Tamar Kurtanidze, Head of Strategic Development Unit, Ketevan Goginashvili, Head of Social Programs Provision Unit, Tamar Gotsadze and representatives of PWDs Committee in Georgia.