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31 Οκτωβρίου 2016

Ladies and gentleman,

It has been my great honour to be present here today for a conference of such high importance, where we have heard so many excellent speakers presenting many valuable contributions. These contributions are all the more important given the sad reality that faces disabled people in many countries of the OSCE area – where the voices of disabled people are far from being heard at the highest levels, and indeed struggle for even the smallest share of the national and global conversation.

For that reason I must commend the Finnish Human Rights Centre, the OSCE/ODIHR and the Foreign Ministry of Finland for their commitment to organizing this event, and I hope it will lead to tangible results in policy making at the national and international level.

At the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, our job as parliamentarians of member countries is to allow the citizens we represent to have a voice in the OSCE conversation. We do not choose who we represent, or who votes for us - and so we owe it to our populations to represent the full diversity of our countries, whether that be able-bodied or disabled people, and regardless of race, gender, religion or sexual orientation. Today, we have heard about the many challenges to political participation for people with disabilities, and as elected representatives who enjoy the great responsibility of holding elected office, we must remain mindful of the fact that for many, the chance to run for office or even to engage in a meaningful way with the political process is out of reach, due to prejudice or a lack of economic and social opportunities.

Protecting rights, and especially the human rights of persons with disabilities is a vibrant area where human rights commitments are currently evolving and strengthening – but there is hope for much more, although I remain mindful of, and grateful for the excellent work done in this area by many of those present today. As parliamentarians we must keep working on this issue both internationally and nationally – it is a topic that requires action on both levels, with countries working hand-in-hand with international organizations. In our countries and organizations, we must learn from those that are leading the way on this issue, and strive to encourage those who lag further behind.

It is important that we build on examples like the UN's Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. At the OSCE PA, we have endorsed this convention. In our 2014 Baku Declaration we said that providing all persons with disabilities with equal opportunities in society will contribute to the economic self-sufficiency of such persons, economic growth in the participating States and economic co-operation between them.

It is this final point that I think is most important – that progress in this area will not just benefit disabled persons. Societies that are fairer and that treat their most vulnerable citizens with respect and compassion are enriched in numerous ways, including, but not only economically. If people feel that their country works for everyone in it, then they are more likely to feel they have a stake in its future. Therefore it is clear that the universal ratification of and full compliance with this treaty is more important than ever.

The last firm commitment by OSCE participating States to people with disabilities was made in 1991 in Moscow. Twenty-five years ago this commitment was forward-looking, but we cannot continue to allow inaction on something that is so fundamental for the lives of so many citizens of the OSCE area and beyond. Since that commitment was made, our societies have changed dramatically, and today disabled people face challenges that could not have been imagined back then. However, we must remain optimistic, and recognize that where new challenges exist, so do new solutions, including the numerous new technologies that should allowfor the easier integration of disabled people into the modern workforce.

In my role as rapporteur of the human rights committee of the OSCE PA, I will take the conclusions and ideas from this conference and use them to inform my report to be presented at the upcoming Annual Session of the OSCE PA, to be held in Minsk next year. I hope that we can continue to ensure that the voices and rights of disabled people are included in our discussions, and I intend to help make that a reality.

I would like to thank you all again for your contributions today, and look forward to further debate and progress on the rights of people with disabilities in the months and years to come.

 
 
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