Sahil Singh, Special Olympics Barat (India) Athlete
Sahil Singh spoke at the 23rd session of the UN committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities virtual World Down Syndrome Day event in March 2020. The topic was “We Decide.”
Chaica Al Qassimi, Special Olympics UAE
In June 2019, Special Olympics United Arab Emirates athlete Chaica Al Qassimi spoke on a panel at the UN titled, “1 Billion Voices: Making the Invisible Visible: The Power of Sports and Expressive Arts,” about the power of inclusion in sport.
Nyasha Derera, Special Olympics International Global Messenger
Gerald Mballe, Special Olympics Italy Unified Partner
In February 2020, Special Olympics Italy Unified Partner Gerald Mballe addressed a meeting with the leadership of UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency. He and Special Olympics Europe Eurasia President and Managing Director, David Evangelista at the UNHCR headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland discussed the impact of Special Olympics Unified Sports© on marginalized communities.
Jamie Cruz, Special Olympics Peru
In 2019, Jamie Cruz traveled from Peru to New York to address the United Nations on the importance of sports, culture and hobbies for people with disabilities.
Special Olympics Korea Musical Performances
Musicians from Special Olympics Korea’s arts festival performed at the 2018 International Day of Persons with Disabilities at the United Nations.
Loretta Claiborne, Special Olympics Board of Directors Vice Chair and Special Olympics Pennsylvania Athlete
In September 2013, Loretta Claiborne addressed of the General Assembly’s meeting on disability and development titled “The post-2015 development agenda and inclusive development for persons with disabilities.”