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Inclusion International calls on UNICEF to recognise families

In a letter recently sent to Mr. Anthony Lake, Unicef’s Executive Director, Inclusion International called on UNICEF to ensure that the recognition of families, as enshrined in the CRC and CDRP be highlighted in the launch of the State of the World’s Children and in the activities emanating from it.

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Delivering Quality Education & Learning for All: The Final Sprint to 2015

Diane Richler, Inclusion International’s Ambassador to the UN, recently attended the Delivering Quality Education and Learning for All meetings in Washington on how to ensure that those children most excluded from education are not forgotten.

Speaking at the meeting, Gordon Brown, UN Special Envoy for Global Education said "16 million of the 61 million children out of school are children with disabilities. The world has 1000 days to reach the goal of Education for All and get them all into school"

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Inclusion International Global Report on Article 19 translated in Japanese

The translation of the Global Report on the Right to Live and be Included in the Community has been carried out by RI Japan and will be available on the Inclusion International website soon.

Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Development

The conference called Being in Community took place in Honolulu, Hawaii on 29-30 April.

Connie Laurin-Bowie, Executive Director of Inclusion International was invited to speak at the conference about Inclusion International’s Global Report on the Right to Live and be included in the Community, which shares stories from self-advocates, their families and organisations around the world.

CRPD Committee elects new Chair

Maria Soledad Cisternas Reyes

The Convention on th Rights of Persons with Disability (CRPD) Committee met in Geneva for its 9th session, April 15 – 19, 2013.

Inclusion International congratulates Maria Soledad Cisternas Reyes on her election as Chair of the Committee.  She is the first woman Chair of the Committee.

Ron McCallum, Theresia Degener and Carlos Rios Espinosa were elected as new Vice Chairs and new Committee member Martin Babu Mwesigwa was elected as new Rapporteur of the Committee by acclamation

Meeting of experts in Santiago de Chile

The purpose of this meeting that will take place on 14-15 May in Chile, is to analyse the situation of people with disabilities in the Americas and to define the strategic priorities for the regional agenda while promoting partnerships between governments and civil society.

Ines Escallón (pictured left), Inclusion International Consultant for the Americas will be talking about Independent living and the reforms needed in public policy.

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