Disability in the Lifecycle: Investing in Children

The Permanent Mission of Mexico, the Permanent Mission of Australia, the International Disability Alliance and the United Nations Children's Fund are pleased to invite you to a breakfast meeting on:
Disability in the Lifecycle: Investing in Children

Monday 23 September, 2013
7:30am- 8:45am
UNICEF House, Labouisse Hall
New York, NY, 10017

OBJECTIVE OF THE EVENT:

The breakfast meeting will provide an opportunity to enhance understanding of disability within the lifecycle framework and the importance of increased investment to promote the inclusion of children with disabilities across all sectors. The momentum generated by the High‑level Meeting of the General Assembly on the realisation of the Millennium Development Goals provides an opportune moment to mobilise political opinion and increased commitment to inclusion, particularly for children with disabilities.

SPEAKERS:

·         Mr. Anthony Lake, Executive Director, UNICEF

·         Mr. Jose Antonio Meade Kuribreña, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Government of Mexico

·         Mr. Yannis Vardakastanis, Chair, International Disability Alliance

·         Mr. Gopal Mitra, Programme Specialist, Disability Section, UNICEF


ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23RD, DUE TO PREPARATIONS FOR THE UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY, ACCESS FROM 2ND AVENUE TO THE UN WILL BE CLOSED. BREAKFAST ATTENDEES WITHOUT UN IDENTIFICATION WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO ENTER UNICEF HOUSE UNLESS UNICEF HAS REGISTERED THEIR NAMES WITH SECURITY.  ATTENDEES WILL BE SUBJECT TO A SECURITY CHECK AND ESCORTED BY ORGANISERS TO THE UNICEF PREMISES. IT IS ADVISED THAT YOU CONFIRM YOUR PARTICIPATION IN ADVANCE AND ARRIVE NO LATER THAT 7:15AM AT THE CORNER OF 2nd AVENUE AND 44Th STREET.


Reserved seating will be available for Heads of Delegation, Government Ministers, and Permanent Representatives.  Delegations are requested to confirm registration details no later than Friday, September 20th so seating arrangements can be secured.

The sign language interpretation and CART will be available.

Please RSVP by Friday 20 September, 2013, before 4pm. For further information and to RSVP, please contact Ms. Anna Burlyaeva-Norman at aburlyaevanorman@unicef.org<mailto:aburlyaevanorman@unicef.org>

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