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International Calendar of Disability Events 2015

4 January: World Braille Day

4 to 13 February: 53rd Commission for Social Development

25 to 27 February: 4th Zero Project Conference, Vienna

9 to 20 March: 59th Commission on the Status of Women

14 to 18 March: 3rd World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR)

15 March: DESA/DSPD Forum on Disability and Development: Taking Action in New Partnership towards a Disability-inclusive Global Disaster Risk Reduction Framework and its implementation at WCDRR

18 March: 6th Annual National Disability Summit 2015, Melbourne, Australia

21 March: World Down Syndrome Day
NB: Event at UNHQ will be held on Friday, 20 March

25 March to 17 April: Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Thirteenth session

2 April: World Autism Awareness Day

20 April to 1 May: 14th session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

7 to 8 May: Meeting of the Inter-Agency Support Group for the CRPD (IASG)

16 to 17 May: World Disability Union General Assembly

18 to 19 May: Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity

26 to 28 May: 2nd Saudi International Exhibition for People with Disability Requirements “Diaa Expo”

9 to 11 June: Eight session of the Conference of States Parties to the CRPD

6 to 9 July: 6th International Conference on Disabilities – Unity & Diversity in Action

25 July to 2 August: Special Olynmpics World Games 2015, Los Angeles

28 to 31 July: TRANSED 2015 -The 14th International Conference on Mobility and Transport for Elderly and Disabled Persons

28 July to 1 August: XVII World Congress of the World Federation of the Deaf

17 August to 4 September:  Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Fourteenth session

9 to 11 September: Asia Pacific Autism Conference, Brisbane, Australia

8 October: World Sight Day

10 October: World Mental Health Day

27 October: Toward the full realization of an inclusive and accessible United Nations for persons with disabilities, Panel Discussion hosted by the Permanent Missions of Antigua & Barbuda, Brazil, Italy, Poland, Republic of Korea, and Tanzania to the United Nations, co-sponsored by DESA and OHCHR, from 1:15 to 2:30 pm, Conference Room 8, UN Headquarters, New York.

28 – 30 October: DESA/DSPD Forum on Disability and Development: Disability Inclusion and Accessible Urban Development, Nairobi, Kenya

28 October: Event: Business Charter on Disability: Network Global Meeting

3 December: International Day of Persons with Disabilities

10 December: Human Rights Day


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