Ambassador Luis Gallegos
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative of Ecuador to the United Nations in New York
In addition to his tenure as chair of COSP, the Ambassador is the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Global UN Partnership for Inclusive Information and Communication Technologies (G3ICT), Honorary Chairman of the Global Universal Design Commission (GUDC) and Chairman of the Advisory Committee of the Institute of Public Policy and Disability of American University. He also sits on numerous boards including the International Board of Special Olympics; WATERLEX; and the Advisory Group of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.
Ambassador Gallegos has received many recognitions for his work in human rights including the â€śJustice for All Disabilities Rights Award, the â€śBurton Blatt Leadership Awardâ€ť, the â€śChristian Blind Mission Awardâ€ť, the â€śAccess Living Awardâ€ť, and the National Spinal Cord Injury Association â€śHall of Fame Awardâ€ť. He has also received Special Recognition for Outstanding Service to the Humanitarian Cause of Human Rights and Handicapped Persons by The Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce for the international work he has done on behalf of the disabled community.