Event date: 

13 Jul 2017

Event location: 

UN Headquarters, Conference Room 5 - New York

The Stakeholder Group of Persons with Disabilities for Sustainable Development is organising the following side-event during the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development 2017:

Sharing national experiences of persons with disabilities regarding multiple & cross-cutting discrimination as core issues contributing to poverty.

The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) highlights the fact that the majority of persons with disabilities lives in conditions of poverty, and recognises the critical need to address the negative impact of poverty on persons with disabilities. A response to this global challenge is outlined in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which puts at its core a commitment to end poverty everywhere and to leave no one behind. It foresees a better future for all people, which will ensure that every person has a decent, dignified and rewarding life, and achieves her/his full human potential with the eradication of poverty in all its dimensions. The panelists, from different regions of the world, will share their experiences regarding multiple and cross-cutting discrimination. They will make recommendation on how to use the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and CRPD as a roadmap to eradicate poverty and discrimination.

Speakers include:

  • Thorkild Olesen, Denmark
  • Judith Umoh, Nigeria
  • Jose Maria Viera, Argentina
  • Eeva Tupi, Finland

CART and Sign Interpretation will be available.

For more information, please see the flyer for the event:

This side-event is organised by the Stakeholder Group of Persons with Disabilities in partnership with African Disability Forum (ADF), Disabled People's Organisations of Denmark (DPOD) and the European Disability Forum (EDF). It is co-sponsored by the Permanent Missions to the United Nations of Argentina, Austria, Bulgaria, Ecuador, Lithuania, and the NGO Committee on Sustainable Development.