IDDC Roundtable Discussion on the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and the role of the EU's external action
19th February 2013, European Parliament
As part of the project, Making Development Inclusive, The International Development and Disability Consortium (IDDC) will be holding a roundtable discussion on the implementation of the CRPD and the role of the European Union’s (EU) external action on the 19th of February. Marian Harkin, member of the European Parliament, will host the roundtable discussion.
In view of the EU's upcoming monitoring report on the CRPD due next year, MEPs and representatives from other EU institutions have been invited to partake in a dialogue with country level disability activists. Ideas and best practises will be exchanged on how to move the topic of the rights of persons with disabilities at the forefront of the agenda in 2013, with a specific focus on external relations and international cooperation (CRPD).
IDDC is delighted to present this unique opportunity to engage with disability activists coming from the global South. Discussed will be the the challenges they face in the implementation of the CRPD; the role that the EU could play to support disability rights activists worldwide (added value); and how the European Parliament (EP) could raise awareness about the respect, promotion and protection of the rights of people with disabilities.
Speakers will include;Shudarson Subedi, President of the National Federation of the Disabled Nepal (NFDN),Munyaradzi Mahiya, LCD's Young Voices Zimbabwe,Silvia Quan, Expert Member of the CRPD committee and Procuraduría de los Derechos Humanos de Guatemala,Valerie Moran, Manager of Longford Centre for Independent Living Ltd.,andMary Keogh, Advocacy Coordinator of CBM Ireland.Speakers will discuss with EU’s main actors on best practices, challenges, and expectations on what persons with disabilities and Disabled People’s Organizations seek from the European Union in enhancing the rights of people with disabilities worldwide.
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