ORGANIZER(S): United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA)
Type: Meeting or Conference Date: 19 - 20 Jul 2013 Location: United States of America (New York) Venue: UN Headquarters
The discussion on the post-2015 development framework on disaster reduction took place at the open Forum on development and disability - a new initiative of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) on 20 July 2013. The Forum, was opened on 19 July afternoon, with the support of the Office of the President of General Assembly and co-sponsorship by Governments of Brazil, Kenya, Philippines and Thailand, and World Bank, as well as a number of civil society organizations, including Disabled People's International (DPI), the Global Partnership for Disability and Development (GPDD), Leonard Cheshire Disability (LCD), Rehabilitation International (RI). This was the first in a series of forums organized by DESA to explore options for practical action to “make development real for all” and inclusive of persons with disabilities and their communities toward 2015 and beyond. The results of the forum will contribute to on-going discussions concerning the post-2015 development agenda, the post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction as well as the United Nations General Assembly High Level Meeting on Disability and Development (23 September 2013).
Event website: http://www.un.org/disabilities/default.asp?id=1611
Short URL: https://www.preventionweb.net/go/34246