Derrick Cogburn Presents Special Report on Accessible Global Governance at UN SDGs Summit Side Event

The American University Institute on Disability and Public Policy (IDPP) is delighted to co-sponsor and present at the Side Event “Towards Full Inclusion of Disabled Persons in the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals and Global Governance Processes” on 24 September 2015 in Conference Room 11 at United Nations headquarters leading up to the UN Sustainable Development Goals Summit in New York. IDPP Executive Director and AU SIS Associate Professor Dr. Derrick Cogburn will offer the Special Report: “Participation of Persons with Disabilities in the UN System and Broader Global Governance Processes” at the Side Event based on IDPP’s Accessible Global Governance study.

Co-organized by the Permanent Mission of Japan to the UN; UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA); and The Nippon Foundation, the Side Event is co-sponsored by the Permanent Mission of Ecuador to the UN; The World Bank; UNESCO (TBC); IDPP; and International Disability Alliance.

Dr. Derrick Cogburn will offer a Special Report on draft final findings from the IDPP’s research on Accessible Global Governance, which aims to better understand the factors that enhance or limit the participation of persons with disabilities in the UN system and broader global governance processes. This presentation builds on Dr. Cogburn’s presentation on draft preliminary findings from the study during a Side Event at the Eighth Session of the Conference of States Parties to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (COSP-8) in June 2015 at UN headquarters.

The Side Event will also feature presentations on “Inclusion of Disabled Persons in the Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction”; “UNESCO’s Programme to Mainstream the Issues of Disabled Persons”; and “The World Bank’s Approaches to Social Mobility and Inclusive Development” by Mr. Ede Jorge Ijjasz-Vasquez, senior director for the Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience Global Practice at World Bank Group.

Following these presentations, a panel discussion moderated by IDPP Advisory Board Member Amb. Luis Gallegos, chairman of G3ICT and senior fellow at the UN Institute for Training and Research, will discuss the importance of including persons with disabilities further into the post-2015 development agenda that will be adopted by the UN at the 25-27 SDGs Summit.

Roundtable panelists will include Dr. Cogburn; Ms. Charlotte McClain-Nhlapo, Disability Advisor in the Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience Global Practice at The World Bank; and Mr. Vladimir Cuk, executive director of the International Disability Alliance.

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