2017 IDPD on “Transformation towards sustainable and resilient society for all”

Americas, Misc., News, November 27 2017

Under the theme “Transformation towards sustainable and resilient society for all”, the observance of the 2017 International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) at United Nations Headquarters in New York City will be organized by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) on 1 December 2017 in Conference Room 4, in collaboration with Member States, the UN system, academic institutions, civil society, and the private sector.

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During the 2017 IDPD, UNDESA will organize a high level panel discussion on “Building Future Societies for All” during which authorities of the public and private sector share good practices and future actions to be taken (Panel A) in the lead of the 56th Commission for Social Development (CSocD56). The focus is on urban social development as a strategy to eradicate poverty.

Since 2017 is also the International Year of Tourism, the discussion also explores the benefits and contributions of pro-poor tourism (Panel B). The tourism industry offers a unique opportunity to contribute in shaping future cities that promote well being for the communities by ensuring that all people participate and enjoy social inclusiveness, employment and prosperity. When civil society and public sector work together with the public sector on poverty eradication strategies, innovative public policy frameworks can be created to build societies that are resilient and leave non one behind. To register for this event, please visit: http://bit.ly/2hKDryv

To learn more about the 2017 IDPD, please visit: http://bit.ly/IDPD2017

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