As one of the first “virtual” activities for the Post-2015 Thematic Consultation on Inequalities being co-organized by UNICEF and UN Women, UNICEF’s Disabilities Section is organizing a high-level panel discussion on the rights of children with disabilities in the post-2015 agenda entitled, ‘Creating an Inclusive Post-2015 Development Agenda’, the panel discussion will be broadcasted live this Friday, 14th September at: http://www.WorldWeWant2015.org/.
Panelists include experts from civil society, the UN and governments, including the Vice President of Ecuador, Dr. Lenin Moreno. Online participants will be able to view the discussion and post questions using the Twitter hashtag #GPcwd prior to and during the live Q&A.
Schedule: Friday, 14 September:
14:30- 15:00 (EDT): Opening session by Nicholas Alipui, UNICEF Director of Programmes; Yannis Vardakastanis, Chair International Disability Alliance; and two young people with disabilities.
15:00-17:00 PM (EDT): High-level panel on “Creating an Inclusive Post-2015 Development Agenda” – The expert panel will discuss the importance and potential impact of targeting the rights of children with disabilities in the post-2015 agenda, followed by a discussion with the audience, both in the room and online.
- Dr. Lenin Moreno, Vice President of Ecuador
- Mr. Carsten Staur, Ambassador, Permanent Mission of Denmark to the United Nations
- Ron McCallum, Chair of Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Committee
- Richard Morgan, Senior Advisor, Post-2015 Agenda, UNICEF
- Diane Mulligan, Coordinator of International Advocacy and Alliances, CBM
- Kudakwashe Dube, Chief Executive Officer, Secretariat of the Africa Decade of Persons with Disabilities
- Iain Levine, Deputy Executive Director of Program, Human Rights Watch
- Moderator: Abid Aslam, Editor of State of the World’s Children, UNICEF
With the target date for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) fast approaching, civil society, academics, governments and the UN system are already discussing what the next era of development should look like. There is recognition that there is still unfinished business and the MDGs, as originally designed, did not take into consideration children with disabilities. Therefore this panel will focus on realizing equity for children with disabilities in the post-2015 agenda and reflect on what an inclusive world would look like after 2015. The speakers will reiterate the linkages between the Convention on the Rights of the Child and Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and discuss viable strategies to influence the post-2015 agenda towards an inclusive development approach.
Event Hashtag: #GPcwd
Other relevant hashtags: #post2015 #ChildDisabilities #worldwewant
Sample Promotion Tweet: Join the Global Partnership on Children w/Disabilities #post2015 panel discussion online Sept 14th. Livestream at 14:30 EDT. Participate all weekend using #GPcwd
Other Sample Tweets:
- Realizing Equity 4 Children w/Disabilities in the post-2015 Agenda: What does an inclusive world look like #post2015? #GPcwd #ChildDisabilities
- How can we ensure the voices of Children with Disabilities are included in the #post2015 agenda? #ChildDisabilities #GPcwd
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