Section IV highlights issues focussing on disabilities, related to ‘discrimination, data collection, the Millennium Development Goals and disability, the right of children with disabilities to be heard, progress in realizing the rights of children with disabilities and the current global si
The fourth session of the Conference of States Parties will be held at UN
Headquarters in New York from 7 to 9 September 2011. The Conference will
include a high-level segment and general debate, as well as two Roundtables
entitled “*Realizing the CRPD through international cooperation”* and
“Ensuring effective and full participation in political and public life”.
This session will also include an informal session entitled “Realizing the
right to work”, as well as an interactive dialogue on the implementation of
the Convention”. During the Conference, an estimated 40 side-events will be
organized by Governments, UN agencies and national human rights institutions,
as well as non-governmental organizations and organizations of persons with
disabilities that have been accredited to the Conference of States Parties. A
detailed list of side-events will be posted on the United Enable Website
shortly. A day prior to the opening of the Conference, the Civil Society
Forum will be organized by the International Disability Alliance with the
support of DESA. More information: http://www.un.org/disabilities/default.asp?id=1571 .
UNICEF organises an initial discussion on partnering to implement a Forum:
‘Working Together to Achieve Equity: Bringing Children with Disabilities to
the Forefront of International Development Cooperation.’ The aim of the
Forum will be to bring together partners from governments, UN agencies, NGOs,
CSOs, DPOs, and academia, to explore ways of enhancing visibility and
establishing a common agenda for international cooperation on the rights of
children with disabilities at the country, regional and global levels. The
Forum will provide opportunities to discuss common principles and strategies
for innovation partnerships.
During the initial discussion, the expected outcome is to engage potential
partners in developing the concept for the Forum which will be held in 2012,
potentially during the High Level Meeting on Disability.
Participation in this meeting is by invitation only. */Contact person:
Anshu Shroff (/**/firstname.lastname@example.org/* */) /*
February 6, 2012 - IOM Press release on the occasion of the 9th International day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genitale Multilation (FGM) calling for the adoption of more human-rights based legislation to end FGM.
(Document including the press release both in English and French.)