The conference will be held at the United Nations headquarters in New York on 13-15 June. The theme is ‘The second decade of the CRPD: inclusion and full participation of persons with disabilities and their representative organisations in the implementation of the Convention’.
Our side event, ‘Translating policy into practice: implementing disability-inclusive development to realise the vision of Agenda 2030‘, will take place on Tuesday 13 June, and will discuss and promote the efforts undertaken by bilateral and multilateral development partners to deliver the inclusive ambition outlined by Agenda 2030, as it relates to people with disabilities.
The event, co-sponsored by the UK Department for International Development, The World Bank, UNDESA, UN Women, and the Permanent Mission of Finland to the UN, will feature a panel of experts discussing their work around four key principles of delivering disability-inclusive development:
The panel members are:
Sightsavers will also have a stand at the conference promoting our disability inclusion work and highlighting the economic empowerment of women with disabilities.