"The United Nations has always had lots of targets, goals, and declarations. You probably didn’t know, for example, that 2014 is the International Year of Family Farming and the International Year of Crystallography—or that you are currently living through the Decade of Action for Road Safety.
The event will present the second book of CBM series on disability-inclusive
development (DID) “Inclusion Counts. The Economic Case for Disability
Inclusive Development". The publication highlights the *economic implications
of disability-inclusive policies* and speaks to a broad audience, including
governments and policy makers. The event will raise awareness among EU
decision-makers and other stakeholders on the advantages of
disability-inclusion; it also aims to create an opportunity to broaden and
strengthen the dialogue between them and representatives from persons with
disabilities organisations (DPOs) worldwide.
The event is part of a week-long event dedicated to the issue of disability
in celebration of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities,
organized by the International Disability and Development Consortium (IDDC),
via its EU Task Group and its partners.
Ariane Lignier: EU Policy Officer, CBM International Office, Brussels,
+32(0)2.256.9001; email@example.com 
While the world is making progress in preventing and treating AIDS, the needs of 90% of AIDS orphans are not being met. For charities and international organisations it is time to make these children a priority in the fight against HIV and AIDS.
On a recent trip to India, Renée Zandvliet, working with EuropeAid’s 'Civil Society and Local Authorities' unit, saw that civil society organisations (CSOs) often play a supportive role in improving the functioning and outreach of public health systems, as well as helping strengthen Human Resources for Health (HRH). As part of capacity4dev.eu's CSOs in India Week, she shares her views.