Particular Adviser on Worldwide Rights of Individuals with Disabilities Sarah Minkara will go to New York from June 13 to 17, the place she is going to lead the US observer delegation to the fifteenth session of the Convention of the States Events to the United Nations Conference on the Rights of Individuals with Disabilities (COSP15). ). The delegation contains representatives from the State Division, the US Mission to the United Nations (USUN), the US Company for Worldwide Growth (USAID), and the US Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention. The theme of this yr’s assembly is “Constructing disability-inclusive and participatory societies within the context of COVID and past.”
Throughout his go to, the Minkar Particular Adviser will maintain a digital occasion referred to as “Democracy Inclusive for Individuals with Disabilities: Constructing Participatory Societies” June 13 at 1:15 pm – 2:30 pm EST.
Hosted by the US Division of State, USAID, USUN, and the Worldwide Basis for Electoral Methods, this occasion will likely be an interactive dialogue that identifies points, finest practices, and sources to advance truthful, inclusive, and accessible democratic ideas and practices for a couple of billion individuals with disabilities all over the world.
Minkar’s Particular Adviser will even meet with different authorities and civil society leaders, attend facet occasions, and co-chair the International Motion Community for Disabled Folks (GLAD) assembly on Friday, June seventeenth.
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