UN gives RESNA special status

Friday, August 23, 2013

WASHINGTON – RESNA has received special consultative status from the United Nations, allowing the organization to increase its international presence, says President Alex Mihailidis. RESNA now may actively work with the UN Economic and Social Council, adding items to its provisional agendas, submitting statements and attending meetings. The status also allows RESNA to send official representatives to UN events, conferences and activities, and to consult with the council on items of mutual interest. “We look forward to forging new relationships with other non-governmental organizations and entities within the United Nations that share our common interest of improving access to technology for people with disabilities,” stated Mihailidis in a prepared statement.