Shaping a Resilient Future for All: Advancing Disability Inclusion for Building Resilience
November 17, 2023
05 December 2023
10.00 AM - 12.00 PM CET
Hybrid/In-Person: Room Rhin, International Environment House 2, Chemin de Balexert 7/9, Geneva
We are pleased to invite you to the global advocacy event “Shaping a Resilient Future for All: Advancing Disability Inclusion for Building Resilience” to commemorate the 2023 International Day of Persons with Disabilities, organized by the Permanent Mission of Australia, the Permanent Mission of Finland, UN Women, UNICEF, and UNDP. The event will be hybrid, taking place online and in Geneva.
Online connection: Zoom
We are coming together to celebrate resilient, disability-inclusive communities and to showcase the role of persons with disabilities as agents of change. Our distinguished speakers will include representatives from the National Forum of Women with Disabilities in Pakistan, Light for the World, the Disability Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction Network, European Disability Forum, Disability Council International, UN Women, UNICEF, and UNDRR.
Remarks will be offered by H.E. Mrs. Francisca E. Méndez Escobar, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Mexico to the United Nations Office in Geneva, H.E. Mr. Petri Puhakka, Ambassador for Disability Inclusion, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Finland, and H.E. Mr. Jeffrey Roach, charge d’affaires of Australia to the United Nations Office in Geneva.
The event will feature an award ceremony of the finalists of the Photo Competition “Change makers in action: Building disability inclusive, resilient communities” sponsored by UNDP and OCHA and moderated by the humanitarian photographer Daniel Hayduk.
Accessibility will be ensured, including venue accessibility, international sign language interpretation, and live captioning.
For more information: Ms. Vanessa Schultz, email@example.com
Location directions: Click here to see map.