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Side-events to the
Fifth Session of the Ad Hoc Committee
24 January to 4 February 2005

 

Monday 24 January 2005

Name of Organization: Permanent Mission of Luxembourg to the United Nations
Theme: Presentation of the European Union's Position to NGO Representatives
Speakers: Members of Luxembourg's Delegation


Tuesday 25 January 2005

Name of Organization: Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
Theme: UN Human Rights treaty monitoring bodies and mechanisms: Achievements and Challenges
Speakers: Mr. Philip Alston, Professor of Law, New York University; Ms. Jane Connors, Team Leader, Treaties and Follow-Up Unit, OHCHR; Ms. Theresia Degener, Visiting Progessor at the Faculty of Law of the University of Western Cape (South Africa); Ms. Kyung-wha Kang, Minister Counselor, Permanent Mission of the Republic of Korea to the UN; Ms. Hanna Beate Schopp-Schilling, Vice-Chairperson, Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination agains Women.
Moderator: Mr. Andrew Begg, Second Secretary, Permanent Mission of New Zealand to the UN



Wednesday 26 January 2005

Name of Organization: International Commission on Technology and Accessibility (ICTA Global)
Theme: International Accessibility Standards
Speakers: Betty Dion

Thursday 27 January 2005

Name of Organization: World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
Theme: International Web Accessibility Standards
Speakers: Shawn Lawton Henry, Judy Brewer
Name of Organization: African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF)
Theme: Persons with Disabilities and Development in Africa
Speakers: Mr. Phitalis Were Masakhwe

Friday 28 January 2005

Name of Organization: Centre for Studies on Inclusive Education
Theme: Ending Segregation - Inclusive Education fro all Children
Speakers: Linda Shaw


Monday 31 January 2005

Name of Organization: World Federation of the Deaf
Theme: Linguistic Rights, Sign Language as a Right in the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and in the Legislation of UN Member Countries
Related Files: PowerPoint File | Word Document


Tuesday 01 February 2005

Name of Organization: Handicap International - International Disability and Development Consortium
Theme: Inclusive Development and UN Convention
Speakers: Philippe Chervin, Alexandre Cote, Janet Lord
Name of Organization: New York City - Mayor's Office for People with Disablities
Theme: Independent Living
Speakers:

Wednesday 02 February 2005

Name of Organization: World Network of Users and Survivors of Psychiatry
Theme: BIAS FREE Workshop
Speakers: Mary Anne Burke, Margrit Eichler

Name of Organization: Rehabilitation International
Theme: Rehabilitation International Internal Meeting for Members - Open meeting
Speakers:


Thursday 03 February 2005

Name of Organization: Permanent Mission of Luxembourg to the United Nations
Theme: Exchange of views between the European Union and NGO Representatives
Speakers: Members of the Luxembourg delegation to the Ad Hoc Committee
Name of Organization: The Campaign to End Segregated Education by the Year 2020
Theme: Information Meeting including stories from disabled adults about the damage Segregated Education causes to Individuals and Societies
Speakers: Linda Shaw
Name of Organization: United Women with Disabilities
Theme: Information and Discussions about women with Disabilities
Speakers:
 

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