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UNICEF 2012 Forum of the Global Partnership on Children with Disabilities
  • New York, NY, USA
  • September 14-15 2012
  • Invitation (PDF)
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In March 2012, UNICEF organised a consultation with Governments, civil society organisations, disabled people's organisations, academia and other multilateral agencies. Focus of discussion was the formation of a Global Partnership to bring children with disabilities to the forefront of the international development agenda.

The Global Partnership on Children with Disabilities aims to promote the inclusion of children and adolescents with disabilities in all development efforts. Currently, this Partnership brings together over 150 international organizations, disabled people’s organizations and experts.

UNICEF will host a Forum on September 14-15, 2012 in New York, following the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). This Forum will focus on advocacy and raising awareness of the key issues that children with disabilities face.

The Commission invites interested organisations to submit proposals that meet the criteria of the Commission’s international participation program

  • Networking/capacity/capability building events that will enable Disability Peak Organisations (DPOs) and Disability Advocacy Organisations (DAOs) to promote the work of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) and/or meet Australia’s obligations under the UNCRPD.
  • Networking/capacity/capability building events that will enable DPOs and DAOs to promote the priorities under the National Disability Strategy (NDS)—Key Policy Area 2: Rights protection, justice and legislation.
For further information on the event, please read this PDF webpage.

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