GLOBAL FAMILY LEADERS' DECLARATION
The Global Family Leaders' Declaration to Change the World: As Special Olympics Global Family Leaders, WE BELIEVE that any society aspiring to be just must value the ideas, skills and contributions of all of its members, including people with intellectual disability. Intellectual disabilities transcend race, gender, religion, national origin, geography and political philosophy.
WE RECOGNIZE that through sports training and competition, people with intellectual disabilities are inspiring examples for hope, dignity and courage.
WE COMMIT to understand, respect and value all individuals, to improve attitudes toward people with intellectual disabilities and to create real opportunities for and with them in friendship, education, employment, self-advocacy, health care and sports participation.
WE PLEDGE to focus our efforts on developing family support through our leadership and devotion to the belief that there will come a day when the families of those with intellectual disabilities can hold their heads high throughout their community, throughout their country and throughout the entire world.
2013-2015 GLOBAL FAMILY LEADERS - KOREA
Representatives from every Region joined together for a week of learning and leadership at the 2013 Global Family Leader Summit in Korea.
2011-2013 GLOBAL FAMILY LEADERS
Representatives from every Region joined together for a week of learning and leadership at the 2011 Global Family Leader Summit.
- Ana Petrovska, SO Macedonia
- Hanna Garises, SO Namibia
- Kyaw Htut, SO Myanmar
- Choi Wa Lo, SO Macao
- Fu Shun Lee, SO Taipei
- Jong Sae Park, SO Korea
- Guiseppe Montemurri, SO Italy
- Sydney Fox, SO Arizona
- Mira Morsi, SO Egypt