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IDPP at UN Habitat III: Contributing to a Disability-Inclusive New Urban Agenda

An IDPP delegation will actively participate in the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III) from 15-21 October 2016 in Quito, Ecuador. IDPP’s multifaceted contributions include: presenting at and facilitating accessible remote participation for the “Ecuador High Level Meeting and Forum on Disability Inclusion and Accessible Urban Development” hosted by UN DESA/DSPD on 16 October; and jointly convening the Persons with Disabilities Stakeholder Roundtable “Urbanization as a Catalyst for Disability Inclusive Development” on 19 October.

IDPP Hosts Two Side Events, Conference Rapporteurs & Deaf Young Leaders at COSP-9

IDPP has multifaceted active participation at this year’s 9th Conference of States Parties to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (COSP-9) from 14-16 June at United Nations headquarters in New York – the world’s largest gathering of the global disability community. It is organizing two side events - on disability, digital societies and big data; and accessible global governance - as well as organizing official conference rapporteurs and welcoming the delegation of the USA-Indonesia Deaf Youth Leadership Cultural Exchange Program.