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Om, who has hearing impairment, also presented a portrait of Lajcak with that he has painted. He also gave him portraits of other prominent international figures, including former Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the 15 judges of the International Court of Justice.
It was wonderful to meet Apoorv Om, a young deaf activist from India who advocates for inclusion of persons with disabilities, Lajcak said on Twitter after the meeting at the UN headquarters in New York yesterday.
I told him what I'm doing to make UNGA more accessible to all people. He gave me a portrait of me that he painted himself! at United Nations, he said.
In his tweet, Apoorv thanked the General Assembly president for meeting and accepting my artwork and my ideas for inclusion, he said.
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