Save the Date!Events at UN Headquarters to commemorate the International Day of Persons with Disabilities

December 3, 2010

 

SAVE THE DATE!

Friday, 3 December 2010

Events at UN Headquarters to commemorate the International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Opening Ceremony (Conference Room 1, NLB; 10.00 to 10.30 a.m.)

Interactive Panel Discussion on Community-based inclusive development: The role of CBR in the realization of the MDGs for persons with disabilities The interactive panel discussion will include participants from WHO and other UN system organizations, experts in CBR, civil society organizations and organizations of persons with disabilities. (UN Headquarters, Conference Room 1; 10.30 a.m. to 12.00 p.m.)

DESA Disability Film Festival

Short films have been selected on the basis of their content that work to raise awareness of disability issues and to promote the full and effective participation of persons with disabilities in society. (UN Headquarters, Conference Room 1; 12.00 to 4.00 p.m.)

Seminar and Workshop on CBR Guidelines

The workshop will be conducted by WHO and its partners who prepared the recent CBR Guidelines and will be open to all attendees who would like to learn more about CBR and incorporating it as a tool for development, especially in achieving the MDGs and other internationally agreed development goals. (UN Headquarters, Conference Room E; 1.15 to 2.30 p.m.)

Please email enable@un.org to register guests that do not have UN entry passes.

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Thursday, 2 December

 

1.15 to 2.30 p.m.: Disability and HIV/AIDS: An emerging development concern

(Venue: Conference Room 7; CART and ASL will be available) A “bridge event” on an emerging development issue will be held to commemorate World AIDS Day (1 December) and International Day for Persons with Disabilities (3 December). The panel, organized by United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and the Permanent Mission of the United States to the UN, will discuss the emerging issue of HIV/AIDS and disability, including their linkages, with a view to foster the integration and development of inclusive HIV/AIDS policies and programmes.

 

Please email enable@un.org to register guests that do not have UN entry passes.