Right2Participation Accessible Online Meetings

Join us in New York or via the Live webcast

Time: Wednesday, 15 June 2015, 8:00-9:30 am local time New York
Conference Room 12 United Nations Headquarters, New York
Live at UN web TV

Accessible online meetings could strengthen the right to participate in the process to achieve the sustainable development goals for learning, work, health, political participation all over the world. Disabled Peoples Organizations, DPO:s, play an important part in making the tools for participation work to support inclusion in decision making. The seminar will take up how to use accessible remote participation and highlight the most important steps forward.

Welcome note
Madeleine Harby Samuelsson Secretary of state Sweden to Åsa Regnér Minister for Children, the Elderly and Gender Equality from the Swedish government

The right to participate in decision-making
Charlotta Göller, Gender Equality Focal Point, Office of the UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities

Cases presented by

Mia Larsdotter, Begripsam group
Axel Isaksson, Swabia Hassan and Zuberi Sige project Come Together in Sweden, Rwanda and Tanzania
Mia Ahlgren, The Swedish Disability Federation

The way forward
Pilar Orero, Professor, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain
Risnawati Utami, Founder Perhimpunan OHANA Indonesia
Helga Stevens, Member of the European Parliament, Belgium

Moderator: Catherine Naughton Director, European Disability Forum

Twitter moderator: Maria Johansson, President Equally Unique
#R2Po #COSP9

Flyer PDF
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Inquiries: mia.ahlgren@hso.se

The event will be in English. Real time text and International and American sign language will be provided
Light breakfast will be served outside the conference room 12 in New York

Organizers: The Swedish Mission to the United Nations
Co-sponsors: The Swedish Ministry of Health and Social Affairs, European Disability Forum, The Swedish Disability Federation, European Union