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Seventh session of the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, 10-12 June 2014
The 7th session of the Conference of States Parties will take place at United Nations Headquarters from 10 to 12 June 2014. The thematic discussions for this session are: Incorporating the CRPD provisions into the post-2015 development agenda; Youth with disabilities; and National implementation and monitoring.
This session will include:
(see Draft Programme: http://www.un.org/disabilities/documents/COP/COP7/draft_programme.pdf)
- Election of the Member of the CRPD Committee
- Matters related to the implementation of the Convention:
(a) General debate
(b) Round Table 1. Incorporating the Provisions of CRPD in the post-2015 development agenda
(c) Round Table 2: National implementation and monitoring
(d) Informal panel: Youth with disabilities
- Implementation of the Convention by the UN System
- Provisional agenda ((CRPD/CSP/2014/1)
- Election of the members of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities under article 34 of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (See online announcement:http://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/CRPD/Pages/Elections2014.aspx)
- Background Paper for Roundtable One: Incorporating the provisions of the CRPD in the post-2015 development agenda (CRPD/CSP/2014/2)
- Background Paper for Roundtable Two: National implementation and monitoring (CRPD/CSP/2014/3)
- Background Paper for the Informal panel: Youth with disabilities (CRPD/CSP/2014/4)
Civil Society Participation
Registration: Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) must register online in order to attend this session. CSO representatives in possession of annual ground-passes should also pre-register. (Deadline: 30 May 2014)
Participation of National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs)
NHRIs must complete and submit the Registration form for NHRI participation (Deadline: 20 May 2014)
(Deadline for application for side-events: 15 May)
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Après avoir enflammé le public aux "Crystal Boot" en 2013, Alex et Jacqueline Glyn nous ont fait une démonstration lors des "Rencontres nationales de la country" à Issoudun samedi 22 mars 2014
"The idea of 'Sport Doesn't Care' is that sport is the great leveler," says Carlo Cavallone, ecd at 72andSunny in Amsterdam, of his agency's hard-hitting 90-second spot for Paralympics sponsor Samsung.
The organisers of the inaugural Universal Design Conference, taking place in August at Sydney Town Hall, have announced the call for papers is now open, giving experts in the field of the built environment an opportunity to contribute their knowledge and experience of universal design.
The conference will hear from keynote speaker, Dr Gerald Craddock, the chief officer at the Centre for Excellence in Universal Design in Ireland. Since its inception in 2007, the centre has been at the forefront of the movement to develop universally designed environments that are accessible to everyone, regardless of background, age, or level of capability.
The conference is being hosted by the Council of the Ageing NSW and is sponsored by the City of Sydney. It is being organised by Interpoint Events, the events arm of the Intermedia Group, publisher of Australian Ageing Agenda.
The conference, to be held 20 to 21 August 2014, aims to cover all aspects of the built environment including public domain, urban design, housing, tourism, workplaces and open spaces.
The call for papers closes on 6 February. Those interested are encouraged to share their knowledge and experience of universal design with a diverse audience including local government, advocacy and industry associations, and the construction industry.
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Choose your theme from the areas of accessible tourism, culture and transportation and send your abstract by 3rd March to share and learn with the best at the 'Destinations for All' World Summit, Montreal 19 - 22 October 2014.
The deadline for submitting abstracts is the 3rd of March 2014.
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From the What's Next Boomer Business Summit:
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It is with great pleasure that, the Nettles Artists Collective presents the show Apple of My Eye!
An original piece written by Tathiana Piancastelli, a 29 year old Brazilian artist with Down Syndrome, the play tells the story of Bella, a teenager in search of love and social acceptance. Along with a cast of 10 actors and under the direction of Debora Balardini, Tathiana explores the themes of romantic love, "normality" and community through the use of movement, text and video. In this context, Tathiana comes on stage to enact her own freedom. As the protagonist, she invites us to travel the fluency of her boundless ways of thinking, proposing a non-judgmental approach of oneself while free of preconception of the other. Her text and presence onstage presents us with the possibility of intuitively using our senses to gain understanding rather than attacking sense from a place of conditioned rationality.
Tathiana Piancastelli, the artist, is present, adult, mature and ready to face her own demons and gods using her work as a vehicle. She believes in her dreams and always wanted to be an actress.
Dec 13th and 14th at 8 pm Dec 15th at 2 pm
DECEMBER 15th PERFORMANCE will be followed by a Q&A "Breaking Barriers - Exploring views around the play Apple of my Eye"
Teatro Circulo 64 East 4th St New York - NY
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