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G3ict at the 12th Session of the Conference of States Parties to the CRPD

Start Date: June 10, 2019

End Date: June 13, 2019

Location: New York

Venue: United Nations Headquarters

Overview:


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12th session of the Conference of States Parties to the CRPD.

The 12th session is scheduled to take place at the United Nations Headquarters, New York, from June 11-13, 2019 (UNCOSP) The overarching theme of the 12th session is, 'Ensuring inclusion of persons with disabilities in a changing world through the implementation of the CRPD.'

G3ict team members will be participating at the below events at UNCOSP12:

1. June 10 - Side Event on 'ICT Accessibility: The Key to Inclusive Digital Society,' organized by the ITU, UN DESA, Permanent Mission of Ecuador. Moderator: Ms. Ursula Wynhoven, ITU Representative to the United Nations. H.E. Mr. Luis Gallegos, Permanent Representative of Ecuador to the United Nations – New York and Chair of the G3ict Board of Directors will be offering Opening Remarks. Speakers include: Mr. Jia Yong, Vice President, China Disabled Persons’ Federation (CDPF) ▪ Ms. Daniela Bas, Director, Division for Inclusive Social Development (UN DESA) ▪ Ms. Inmaculada Placencia Porrero, Senior Expert, Disability and Inclusion Unit, Directorate General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion (European Commission) ▪ Ms. Roxana Widmer-Iliescu, Senior Programme Officer, Digital Inclusion Division, and Focal Point for ICT Accessibility (ITU-D) ▪ Mr. Alejandro Moledo, Policy Coordinator, European Disability Forum ▪ Ms. Francesca Cesa Bianchi, Vice President, Institutional Relations, G3ict will present findings from the DARE Index.

2. June 11 - Side Event on 'Digital Accessibility: Strategies for Disability Inclusion in E-Governance Platforms (Best Practices from the Global North and Global South) by Disabled Peoples' International (DPI)

Francesca Cesa Bianchi, Vice President, Institutional Relations, G3ict and Nirmita Narasimhan, Senior Fellow and Program Director Asia-Pacific, G3ict will be participating in the Side Event by DPI.

3. June 12 - Roundtable on 'Technology, Digitalization and Information and Communications Technology for the Empowerment and Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities'

James Thurston, Vice President for Global Strategy and Development, G3ict and Nirmita Narasimhan, Senior Fellow and Program Director Asia-Pacific, G3ict will be panelists at the Roundtable on 'Technology, Digitalization and Information and Communications Technology for the Empowerment and Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities.'

4. June 12 - Side Event on 'The Future of Work - Making Digital Workplaces Accessible'- session organized by G3ict and Co-hosted with the Permanent Mission of Ecuador to the United Nations in New York, Zero Project, SourceAmerica and the International Association of Accessibility Professionals (a division of G3ict)

H.E. Mr. Luis Gallegos, Permanent Representative of Ecuador to the United Nations – New York and Chair of the G3ict Board of Directors will be offering Introductory Remarks. Frances West, Founder, FrancesWestCo, will be moderating the panel discussion. Dr. Christopher Lee, Chief Learning Officer, G3ict and Managing Director, IAAP and Debra Ruh, CEO, Ruh Global IMPACT, G3ict Employability Chair, will serve as speakers on the panel. Read Francesca Cesa Bianchi Blog

5. June 13 - Side Event on 'Digitalization, Empowerment and Decision-making: How can we ensure that persons with intellectual disabilities are included?'

Axel Leblois, President and Executive Director, G3ict, will be offering Opening Remarks. The Side Event, co-sponsored by G3ict, will take the form of a panel discussion comprising representatives from Government, research institute, technology organizations, and civil society organizations. It will include panelist presentations and an interactive debate with the audience.

For more information, visit the event website.