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Launch event of the World Report on Disability in Spanish

17 December, 2012 - Buenos Aires

On December 17 the Spanish version of the World Report on Disability will be launched in Buenos Aires. The event has been coorganized by the National Advisory Commission for the Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities of the Republic of Argentina (CO.NA.DIS), and GPDD with the support of the World Bank, WHO and PAHO

The Launch event will be held on December 17th, 2012 at the Presidency of the Cabinet of Ministers in the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires (Argentina). The event will be followed by a discussion on inclusive education that will take place on December 19th, 2012 at the premises of the Museum of the Reconquest of Tigre (Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina). Continue reading

Conference on Disability-Inclusive MDGs and Aid Effectiveness

14 – 16 March, 2012 - Bangkok, Thailand

Jointly organized by Leonard Cheshire Disability and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, this conference will bring together disabled people’s organizations (DPOs), NGOs, UN agencies and academics to discuss and share knowledge around innovative ways to mainstream disability into international development efforts. The event will take place at the United Nations Conference Centre of Bangkok, Thailand, between the 14 and 16 of March, 2012. The Global Partnership for Disability and Development (GPDD) will be present at this important event and Ms. Maria Veronica Reina, GPDD’s Executive Director, will present at a panel on aid and development effectiveness. Continue reading

“Disability Rights and Public Responsibilities: The Role of Public Policy in Fostering an Inclusive Society, The Ecuadorian Experience”

8 March, 2012 – Washington, DC, USA

On March 8th, 2012, GPDD executive Director Maria Reina participated to a panel discussion led by the Vice President of Ecuador Mr. Lenin Moreno on the topic “Disability Rights and Public Responsibilities: The Role of Public Policy in Fostering an Inclusive Society, The Ecuadorian Experience”. The event was co-organized by the Embassy of the Republic of Ecuador in the United States and the Institute on Disability and Public Policy (IDPP) and took place at the American University campus.

Other panelists included high-level representatives from the U.S. government and civil society leaders such as Ms. Charlotte Mcclain-Nhlapo, Coordinator for Disability and Inclusive Development at USAID and Mr. David Morrissey, Executive Director of the U.S. International Council on Disabilities.

The event provided an opportunity for Mr. Moreno to describe the Ecuador’s experience in creating a more inclusive society. Attention was given in particular to the program “Manuela Espejo”, which aims at delivering support and assistive device to all people with disabilities in Ecuador, mostly of which are located in rural areas and villages.

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