RI Global Press Release: RI Global Presents Panel on Assistive Technology at 9th CoSP

10 June 2016

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RI Global: Office of Communications

Contact: Adrian Brune, +1 347-759-9501

The countdown is over. The COSP has arrived – one of the major events on the disability advocates’ calendar. With the implementation of the SDGs last fall, this COSP has concentrated onImplementing the 2030 development agenda for all persons with disabilities: Leaving no one behind’.

Over the course of three days (14-16 June), delegates from all over the world will focus on:

i) Eliminating poverty and inequality for all persons with disabilities;

ii) Promoting the rights of persons with mental and intellectual disabilities;

iii) Enhancing accessibility to information and technology and inclusive development;

iv) Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the adoption of the CRPD.

Leaders will also elect nine members of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities to replace those whose terms are due to expire in December 2016.

CRPD Infographic

The complete COSP Programme is available here. A list of all COSP Side events is available here.

RI Global Presidential Award: As a commemoration of its 23rd World Congress and ninety-fourth anniversary, RI Global President Jan Monsbakken will present a Presidential Plaque to H.E. Ambassador Oh Joon Permanent Representative of the Mission of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations, in appreciation of his exemplary dedication to disability and rehabilitation. The award ceremony will take place at the Trustee Council Chamber of the United Nations at 6pm on 14 June.

RI Global Co-Sponsors WHO Panel: Access to Assistive Technology for Inclusive Development: Following the launch of the WHO’s Priority Assistive Products List, international leaders in the development, use, procurement and provision of assistive technology, RI Global will co-present diverse perspectives and discussion on the policies, priorities and possibilities of assistive technology in achieving the 2030 Agenda and the UN CRPD. RI Global Secretary-General, Venus Ilagen, will moderate the panel on Tuesday, 14 June 10-11:30am, Conference Room 4, United Nations
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Speakers: Chapal Khasnabi (WHO)

Rosangela Berman Bieler (UNICEF)

Judy Heumann (USAID)

Carmen Reyes Zubiag (Management Sciences for Health)


RI Global: Founded in 1922, Rehabilitation International (RI Global) is a worldwide network promoting the rights and inclusions of persons with disabilities (PwDs) through advocacy, habilitation and rehabilitation to achieve an inclusive world in which all people can enjoy full human rights.

Join us at the 2016 RI Global World Congress: riworldcongress.com


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