Mohammed Al-Tarawneh, Member of UN Committee on Rights of Disabled People, to Speak at ENAT Congress
04/09/2009 | 0 comments
ENAT is pleased and very honoured to announce that Mr. Mohammed Al-Tarawneh, one of the twelve Elected Members of the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities will attend the ENAT International Congress in Vienna. He will address the congress delegates on Thursday 1st October.
With over 24 years experience in both public sector and international development, Mohammed Al Tarawneh is a highly experienced Senior Director and expert in international development affairs. An engineer by training, he has worked as the Director of Special Building Codes in the Municipality of Greater Amman, Jordan, and - among many other duties - as Chief Advisor to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the UN Standard Rules on the Equalization of Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities.
In 2008 he was elected, in his personal capacity, as one of the twelve members of the supervisory Committee which is provided for by the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The Committee is authorised to receive reports from States Parties that have ratified the Convention, and can make recommendations for actions, collaboration with other organisations and other measures in order to support the full implementation of the Convention.
While in Vienna, Mr. Al-Tarawneh will also attend a meeting of the Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environments (GAATES), which has been arranged in conjunction with the ENAT Congress.
Visit the website of the ENAT Congress for Programme and Registration details.
Visit the website of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
To read a short summary concerning tourism in the UN Convention and download the Convention text, visit ENAT Reports.