U.S. Department of State Special Advisor on International Disability Rights (SAIDR) Sara Minkara will travel to France, Germany, Italy, the Holy See, and Austria from February 13 to 24. In Paris, SAIDR Minkara will discuss accessibility for the Paralympics. In Munich, she will attend the Munich Security Conference to promote the integration of disability rights within the framework of security cooperation. In Rome, she will meet with officials to discuss Italy’s launch of the first-ever G7 Ministerial level Political track on Inclusion and Disability. In Vatican City, she will discuss creating spaces for persons with disabilities to engage in faith-based communities freely and equally. In Vienna, she will attend the Zero Project Conference with other disability leaders to highlight the importance of partnership to advance respect for disability rights across all sectors.

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