Shaping a Resilient Future for All: Advancing Disability Inclusion for Building Resilience

November 17, 2023
The image is a promotional poster for an event related to the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. On the left side of the poster, there are two smiling women giving a thumbs-up sign; one is seated in a wheelchair. Text on the right side of the poster states "Shaping a Resilient Future for All: Advancing Disability Inclusion for Building Resilience". It mentions that the event is on 05 December, 2023, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM CET.
Event Details

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,

Location directions: Click here to see map.