Juan Pablo Salazar on Disabled People in Sport

03 December 2018

By Guido Battaglia, Head of Responsible Trade Programme, IHRB

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In this podcast, Juan Pablo Salazar talks to IHRB’s Guido Battaglia about access to sport for persons with disabilities.  On the UN's International Day of Persons with Disabilities, Juan Pablo outlines the progress that has been made thus far, and the main challenges that still need to be addressed, particularly for disabled women and children.  He discussed the IPC's progress in relation to human rights and fair and equal competition, and the role that the newly established Centre for Sport and Human Rights could play in the promotion of sport for all persons with disabilities.

Juan Pablo is a global activist for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, with emphasis on sports and communication. He is originally from Bogotà, Colombia. Juan Pablo is the founder of the first wheelchair rugby club in Colombia. He has served as Chief of Mission of the Colombian Delegation in the Beijing Paralympic Games (2008), and London (2012), President of the Colombian Sports Federation for People with Physical Disabilities, President of the Colombian Paralympic Committee. Juan Pablo is a member of the Governing Board of the International Paralympic Committee.

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