International Day of Persons with Disabilities at State Department

Friday, December 3, 2010- Friday, December 3, 2010
12:30 PM - 5:30 PM

In recognition of the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities, the Special Advisor for International Disability Rights, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of State Office of Civil Rights, U.S. Department of State Office of Global Women’s Issues, National Council on Disability, the United States International Council on Disabilities, Human Rights Watch, InterAction, and the U.S. Department of State’s Executive Women at State, Asian American Foreign Affairs Association, and Disability Action Group, invites you to attend events addressing the critical issues of HIV/AIDS and disability, violence against women and girls with disabilities, and the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.  An agenda detailing these events will be forthcoming soon. 

Panel discussions and presentations will include external and State Department experts on these issue areas, including State Department Legal Adviser Harold Hongju Koh and Special Assistant to the President Kareem Dale.

The annual observance of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on December 3 was established by the International Year for Disabled Persons (1981). The Day aims to promote a better understanding of disability issues with a focus on the rights of persons with disabilities and gains to be derived from the inclusion of persons with disabilities in every aspect of the political, social, economic and cultural life of their communities.

Date: December 3, 2010

Time: 12:30pm – 5:30pm

Location: Harry S. Truman Building
Loy Henderson Conference Room
2201 C Street NW, Washington, DC


Please RSVP by November 23, 2010 to Justin Zimmerman:

For those interested in attending, please RSVP to the below e-mail address with your:

1) Full Name,
2) Date of Birth,
3) country of citizenship, and
4)  Social Security number, Drivers License number or passport number in order to obtain a security pass.

CART and ASL interpretation will be provided.  Please contact Justin Zimmerman by November 23, if you require additional disability accommodations, such as alternate document formats including Braille or large print.