Through a conversation with panelists, the Disability Inclusion 101: Basic Concepts and Approaches webinar seeks to address the following topics:
Understanding the concept of disability: who are persons with disabilities?
What is the human rights-based approach to disability?
Universal design, accessibility, and reasonable accommodation
The twin-track approach: combining disability-targeted initiatives with disability inclusion in mainstream initiatives
What is an organization of persons with disabilities and how to engage with them
Opening Speaker: USG Ana Maria Menéndez, Senior Advisor on Policy to the Secretary-General
Mr. Facundo Chavez Penillas, Human Rights & Disability Advisor, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
Ms. Charlotte Vuyiswa McClain-Nhlapo, Global Disability Advisor, World Bank
Mr. Stefan Tromel, Senior Disability Inclusion Specialist, International Labour Organization (ILO)
Ms. Elham Yussefian, Inclusive Humanitarian and DRR Advisor, International Disability Alliance
The webinar was moderated and facilitated by Mr. Gopal Mitra, Senior Social Affairs Officer, and Ms. Georgia Dominik, Social Affairs Officer, Disability Team, Executive Office of the Secretary-General (EOSG).