OCT 12th: Accessibility & Mainstreaming of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Events, News, Webinar, October 11 2018

INTERNATIONAL: The UN Secretary General’s Executive Committee decided in April 2018 to review the UN system’s current approach to both accessibility and to mainstreaming the rights of persons with disabilities across the organization’s operations. To support this effort, Dr. Valerie Karr and her team from University of Massachusetts Boston are conducting a study titled United Nations Disability Research Roadmap: Strengthening the United Nations (UN) System to Make it Inclusive of Persons with Disabilities. Once concluded, the report will serve as the basis to inform and assist key stakeholders and decision-makers within the UN system to improve the capacity of the UN System to implement the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), and to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) from a disability rights perspective.
As a DPO leader that works with the UN system, your voice and perspective are critical to this study.  We are asking you to participate in our final two online focus groups and input strategy sessions. These sessions will be held virtually online and last about one hour each. If you are unable to participate via online, we will send out information that will allow you and your organization to provide written feedback. Your consideration to participate in this project is greatly appreciated. If you are unable to participate, please forward this email to your agency for further participation.
Please find the call in information for the final two sessions below:
 
Session 1
Time: Oct 12, 2018 9:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://communityinclusion.zoom.us/j/470378405
Or iPhone one-tap : US: +16699006833,,470378405#  or +16468769923,,470378405#
Or Telephone:
Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
US: +1 669 900 6833  or +1 646 876 9923
Meeting ID: 470 378 405
International numbers available: https://zoom.us/u/aA7FGReGW
Session 2
Time: Nov 15, 2018 9:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://communityinclusion.zoom.us/j/797161654
Or iPhone one-tap :
    US: +16468769923,,797161654#  or +16699006833,,797161654#
Or Telephone:
Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
US: +1 646 876 9923  or +1 669 900 6833
Meeting ID: 797 161 654
International numbers available: https://zoom.us/u/adQ9LQs61G
For any queries, contact: Callie M Brusegaard, Ph.D., callie.brusegaard001@umb.edu
Source: IDA CRPD Forum
Re-posted with permission

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