Reminder Call for Abstracts for CONFERENCE on UN Convention

Posted on 19 October 2007. Filed under: Announcements, Events and Conferences, Opportunities | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

A couple of weeks ago, We Can Do posted an announcement from the organizers of a conference on the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities (CRPD). The organizers have sent out a reminder notice, posted here below:

A final reminder that the deadline for the Call for Abstracts for the above Conference is the close of play on Monday 22 October 2007

More information the conference and an on-line submission for the call for papers can be found on:

Summary of information on the 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 International (LCI)

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 Commission 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.

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 perspectives:

1. Innovative policies
2. Good practice
3. Catalysts for change
4. Situational report on research and the availability of data

Interested individuals can download the instructions and form for submitting abstracts at in Word document format. Abstracts should be submitted by 22 October 2007. Click on for more information.

We Can Do obtained this announcement via the mailing list for the Global Partnership for Disability and Development (GPDD).

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