CALL FOR PAPERS: Conference on UN CRPD
The deadline for submitting paper abstracts is October 22, 2007; the conference itself will be held May 19-22, 2008, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. If interested, then go to http://www.lcint.org/conference2008 and download the Word document forms to apply. I am not associated with Leonard Chesire International (LCI) or with the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) or with this conference. Inquiries should go directly to the conference organizers by following the above web link.
CONFERENCE: CALL FOR PAPERS
UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: a Call for Action on
Poverty, Lack of Access and Discrimination
19-22 May 2008
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Organized by UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and Leonard Cheshire
Deadline for submission of abstracts: Monday 22 October 2007
The conference will support governments’ efforts to ratify the UN Convention on
the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) and seek to ensure that the
process of implementation is transparent, meaningful and fully inclusive. The
meeting will examine what changes are required to combat the poverty, lack of
access and discrimination that people with disabilities face. It will also draw
up a global call for action to ensure that persons with disabilities have full
and equal enjoyment of all human rights.
The conference is the second in a series of joint UN Regional Commiss ion and LCI
global meetings on disability. It will provide a platform for debate on
policies, barriers to inclusion, best practice and the formulation of concrete
strategies for the implementation of the UNCRPD.
Panel sessions and workshops will explore good practice and identify strategies
for the implementation of the new Convention to combat the challenges of
poverty, lack of access and discrimination.
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
The Conference Secretariat is now open for abstracts for proposed papers
concerning disability and poverty, lack of access or discrimination. These
closely linked and interdependent themes constitute lines of action that flow
throughout the articles of the Convention. Within each theme, it is suggested
that papers could approach the theme from one or more of the following
1. Innovative policies
2. Good practice
3. Catalysts for change
4. Situational report on research and the availability of data
More information on the conference themes and the abstract submission form are
available at http://www.lcint.org/conference2008.
International Co-ordination Manager
London SW1P 4QD
Tel: +44 (0)207 802 8217
Fax: +44 (0)207 802 8275
Email: fiona.mcconnon at lc-uk dot org
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This announcement is taken from http://www.lcint.org/conference2008; people interested in submitting abstracts or learning more about the conference should follow the link to download their forms.
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