Foreign Affairs Committee to meet Christian Blind Mission

December 1st, 2015 - Pat Breen

The work of the Christian Blind Mission (CBM) will on the agenda when the Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade meets tomorrow.

CBM Ireland is an international Christian development organisation, committed to improving the quality of life of persons with disabilities in the poorest countries of the world. It is a longstanding partner of Irish Aid, which supports CBM’s work in several African countries.

Chairman, Pat Breen TD, says, “An estimated one billion people worldwide live with disability, and about 80% of these are in developing countries.”

“Tomorrow we will meet with the Christian Blind Mission to discuss their ongoing work to improve the lives of people affected both by extreme poverty and disability.”

“CBM will also discuss how disability issues will be addressed through the Sustainable Development Goals.”

“Irish Aid has a clear commitment to addressing the rights and needs of people with disabilities, and we look forward to hearing CBM’s views on how these issues can be better integrated into the Overseas Development Aid Programme.”

The meeting will take place tomorrow, Wednesday, 2nd December in Committee Room 3 at 10am.

Committee proceedings can be viewed live here: http://www.oireachtas.ie/parliament/watchlisten/watchlive/committeeroom3/#d.en.14802

Committee proceedings can also be viewed on the move, through the Houses of the Oireachtas Smartphone App, available for Apple and Android devices.

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