Visually Impaired Jamaican Adventist Elected to UN Committee for Persons with Disabilities
21 December 2020 | Jamaican-born Adventist, Floyd Morris, was recently elected to the United Nations Committee for Persons with Disabilities.
A member of Andrews Memorial Seventh-day Adventist Church in Jamaica, Morris is visually impaired. He was elected to the committee on November 30 according to NewsAmericasNow (NAN) and an Inter-American Division news report.
NAN describes the United Nations committee as “a body of independent experts who monitor the implementation of the Convention for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities by the states and countries that are signatories.”
The first Jamaican to be elected to the committee, Morris said he was elated to be given the opportunity.
“This is what one receives when you put your faith and trust in God, as He promised that when we put our faith and trust in Him, He will lead and direct our path,” he said.
Morris became the first visually impaired person to be appointed president of the Jamaican Senate in May 2013. He is well known as a fighter for the rights of the disabled in Jamaica.
Image credit: Inter-American Division