Janet Lord represents BBI at the United Nations (UN) High-level meeting of the General Assembly on disability and development

September 23, 2013

BBI attended the United Nations (UN) General Assembly held a High-Level Meeting on disability and development at the General Assembly on September 23. The Meeting included open session presentations by UN Secretary-General Mr. Ban Ki-moon, President of the General Assembly Mr. John Ashe, Chair of the Committee on the Rights and Participation of Persons with Disabilities, Ms. Maria Soledad Cisternas Reyes and Mr. Stevie Wonder, renowned songwriter and musician and the United Nations Messenger of Peace. The Meeting also included two roundtables co-sponsored by the governments of Spain, the Philippines, Finland and Tunisia.

The High Level Meeting resulted in the adoption of an Outcome document on the realization of the Millennium Development Goals and other internationally agreed development goals for persons with disabilities: the way forward, a disability-inclusive development agenda towards 2015 and beyond.

More information about the meeting: http://www.un.org/disabilities/default.asp?id=1590

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