Side Event From Recognition to Realisation of Rights: Furthering Effective Partnership for an Inclusive Pacific 2030

6/12/2018
On the Occasion of the Eleventh Session of the
Conference of States Parties on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (COSP) 2018
 
Side Event
From Recognition to Realisation of Rights: Furthering Effective Partnership for an Inclusive Pacific 2030
 
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
6:30p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
 
Conference Room B
United Nations Headquarters,
New York

 
A roundtable including:
 
  1. Opening Remarks:
  • Mr. Mika Kontianinen, Director, Disability Development, Policy & Education Branch, DFAT, Australia
  • Pacific Islands Forum Chair
 
  1. Executive Summary of the Pacific SDG/CRPD monitoring report by PDF: Setareki Macanawai, Pacific Disability Forum
 
  1. Speakers
  • Honourable Minister Faimalotoa Iemaima Kika Stowers, Ministry of Women, Community & Social Development, Samoa
  • His Excellency, Dr Satyendra Prasad, Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Fiji
  • Ms. Cecelia Klein, Senior Policy & Program Officer, Disability Section, DFAT, Australia
  • Ms. Natalia Mattioli, Management & External Relations, Technical Secretariat UNPRPD, Bureau for policy & Programme Support
  • Ms. Catherine Naughton, Director, European Disability Forum
 
  1. Closing Remarks
  • Ms Nelly Caleb, National Coordinator, Vanuatu Disability Promotion and Advocacy Association
 
The panel discussion will be followed by a question and answer session.
 
 
The side event aims at providing COSP participants with the perspective of disabled peoples organisation (DPO) on the challenges and opportunities of SDGs and CRPD implementation in the Pacific, highlighting the importance of multi-stakeholders partnerships as well as the critical need for innovative regional cooperation mechanisms.