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U.S. Launch and Symposium for the WHO-World Bank "World Report on Disability"

  • Washington, D.C., USA
  • September 12-13, 2011
  • DoubleTree Hotel Crystal City, Arlington

The Center for International Rehabilitation Research Information and Exchange (CIRRIE) will conduct a two-day symposium, September 12 & 13, 2011, on the World Report on Disability, which is being released by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Bank on 9 June, 2011. This USA launch event will be conducted in cooperation with WHO, the Pan American Health Organization, the World Bank, the Interagency Committee on Disability Research, and the United States International Council on Disabilities.

The World Report on Disability summarizes the best available scientific evidence on disability and makes recommendations for action in support of the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The product of a multi-year effort by over 300 contributors from all parts of the world, the World report provides documented evidence of the social and economic status of persons with disabilities, the state of disability services, the problems and good practices, as well as recommendations for needed research and development. 

More information here: http://cirrie.buffalo.edu/conferences/2011/

To download the Report, click here