Persons with Disabilities in Humanitarian and Peacebuilding Processes

Americas, Events, June 12 2018

NEW YORK, USA: For those in New York for the Conference of States Parties to the CRPD, please join

An Evening Conversation: Persons with Disabilities in Emergency and Peacebuilding Processes

Tuesday 12 June | 6.30 pm – 7.45 pm | Conference Room B

Organized by: the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Poland to the UN, International Disability Alliance, Humanity & Inclusion, CBM

Co-Sponsors: UN Women, UNICEF


Article 11 of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities clearly underscores the obligation of Member States to guarantee the rights of persons with disabilities, even in situations of risk—including situations of armed conflict and the occurrence of natural disasters. Yet international humanitarian law, established prior to the CRPD and espousing outdated understandings of disability—notably the medical model, which focuses exclusively on the impairment of a person—continues to dominate humanitarian and peacebuilding discourse.

You are invited to join the conversation of how as global community, humanitarian actors, the UN system, governments and civil society can work together to shift from the medical model to a human rights-based approach regarding persons with disabilities in crisis-affected communities.

Moderator: Mr. Gopal Mitra – Programme Specialist, Disability Division, UNICEF

Together with: Ambassador Joanna Wronecka – Permanent Representative of the Republic of Poland

Mr. Daniel Seymour – Director, Humanitarian Action and Crisis Response Office, UN Women

Mr. Setareki Macanawai – CEO, Pacific Disability Forum

Ms. Shatha Abu Srour – General Palestinian Union of Persons with Disability

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Source: IDA_CRDP Forum

Re-posted with permission.

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