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1 Newsflash IDDC Newsflash – Sept 2012 – Issue 6 Contents: What’s new? IDDC resources on disability and development Calendar of upcoming meetings and events: September Job opportunities What’s new? First major meeting of Global Partnership on Children with Disabilities New York, 14 - 15 September 2012 Partners of the Global Partnership on Children with Disabilities will come together for the first time on 14 - 15 September to discuss the issues on children with disabilities in development. IDDC, one of the global disability network partners, will be speakers and coordinators in several sessions. The Partnership will call upon the child rights movement to increase attention to the needs of children with disabilities and likewise for the disability movement to pay more attention to the needs of children >Read more here Making it Work: documenting and using good practices for stronger advocacy New York, 13 September 2012; 10:00 - 11:30 The Making it Work International Coordination Team, facilitated by IDDC member Handicap International Federation, is launching their new website at the Conference of States Parties to the CRPD. This includes a searchable database with over 100 good practice case studies on disability inclusion. >Read more here The Right to Earn a Living: Young Women with Disabilities Call for Action New York, 13 September 2012; 11:45 - 13:00 IDDC member Leonard Cheshire Disability is organising a side event on 13 September 2012 during the Conference of States Parties to the CRPD. The event will focus on the challenges that women with disabilities face in education and employment and what can be done to improve the situation. >Read more here Launch WHO/UNICEF paper 'Early childhood development and disability' New York, 13 September 2012; 16:45-18:00 UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO) are holding a launch event of their new discussion paper entitled 'Early childhood development and disability' during the Conference 2 of State Parties to the CRPD. The paper aims to stimulate discussion, planning and action on issues related to disability, early childhood development and early childhood intervention. >Read more here Microfinance and Financial Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities New York, 12 September 2012; 18:15 - 19:30 The Center for Financial Inclusion at ACCION in conjunction with UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) and Global Partnership for Disability and Development (GPDD) are organising a side event on 12 September 2012 during the Conference of States Parties to the CRPD. The panellists, featuring several IDDC members and partners, will examine the important role microfinance can play in empowering persons with disabilities to access financial services, including loans, grants and savings >Read more here Development questions meet development data The Development Data Challenge aims to bring development data and data developers together - in search of meaningful answers with impact. This initiative is supported by Publish What You Fund, Aidinfo, DFID, The Guardian, Open Aid Register, Open Knowledge Foundation, SIDA and World Bank Finances. >Read more about past and future events here AbleChildAfrica Paralympic Torchbearers IDDC member AbleChildAfrica and their Kenyan partner Action Network for the Disabled (ANDY) were selected to carry the Paralympic Torch on 29 August 2012. This is a great honour and recognition of their good work. >Read more about their nomination story here Inclusive social protection schemes: where do we stand in EU development? On 21 August 2012 the European Commission published the Communication on Social Protection in European Union Development Cooperation. This communication contains clear references to disability. IDDC welcomes the EU's support to national policies and programmes in the creation of job opportunities for persons with disabilities. >Read more here Premier screening Manguzi Raising Children in Rural South Africa HEARD's documentary film, Manguzi: Raising Children in Rural South Africa, had its premier screening at the XIX International AIDS Conference in July 2012. The film provides a personal account of challenges faced by caregivers of children in HIV-endemic communities of rural South Africa. >Read more here New network promoting UN's target on official development assistance g07 aim to draw attention to the commitments made by developed countries to increase official development assistance (ODA) to 0.7% of gross national income (GNI); they 3 encourage stronger efforts towards reaching this target. The campaign was launched during the Rio+20 Conference and is headed by five countries that have reached the target or have clear plans towards reaching it. Today, almost 42 years after the 0.7% target was first endorsed by the UN General Assembly, financing development remains a major challenge. >Read more here Making our voices heard in the Post-2015 Agenda The future of development after the 2015 deadline of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) is a pressing issue for IDDC and its members. The current MDGs fail to acknowledge disability issues and the rights of people with disabilities in the development process. >Read more here 61 million children are still being denied their right to education New data released by the UNESCO Institute for Statistics in June 2012 confirm that 61 million children worldwide were still missing out on primary education in 2010. Following substantial improvement since 2000 - when more than 100 million primary school-aged children were out of school – progress has unfortunately stalled in recent years. >Read more here IDDC resources on disability and development IDDC Position on a Global CBR Network >Download here >Download here IDDC Briefing on Making Mainstream Microfinance Services Accessible >Download >Download here Calendar of upcoming meetings and events: September Third Meeting of State Parties of the Convention on Cluster Munitions 11 - 14 September, Oslo (Norway) >Read more info here Inclusive Education Task Group meeting: Research subgroup 11 September, Cambridge (UK), CBM Office 2012 Civil Society CRPD Forum (organised by International Disability Alliance) 11 September, New York (USA); 10:00 - 18:00 >Read more info here 4 5th Conference of State Parties to the CRPD 12 - 14 September, New York (USA), UN Headquarters >Read more info here Microfinance and Financial Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities (side event by Center for Financial Inclusion/ACCION, DESA, GPDD at Conference of States Parties to the CRPD) 12 September, New York (USA); 18:15 - 19:30 >Read more info here Making it Work: How to document and use good practices for stronger advocacy (side event by Making it Work International Coordination Team at Conference of States Parties to the CRPD) 13 September, New York (USA), UN Headquarters; 10:00 - 11:30 >Read more info here The Right to Earn a Living: Young Women with Disabilities Call for Action (side event by Leonard Cheshire Disability at the Conference of States Parties to the CRPD) 13 September, New York (USA), UN Headquarters; 11:45 - 13:00 >Read more info here Early Childhood Development and Disability (side event by WHO/UNICEF at the Conference of States Parties to the CRPD) 13 September, New York (USA), UN Headquarters; 16:45 - 18:00 >Read more info here Forum of the Global Partnership on Children with Disabilities (hosted by UNICEF) 14 – 15 September, New York (USA), UNICEF House >Read more info here 8th Session of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities 17 - 28 September, Geneva (Switzerland) >Read more info here Training of Trainers Workshop for IDDC members - Part 1 18 - 19 September, Brussels (Belgium), CBM EULO; 9:00 - 17:00 5th Convergences 2015 World Forum for the Millennium Development Goals ‘Towards innovative partnerships for poverty reduction’ 19 - 21 September, Paris (France) >Read more info here IDDC Board meeting on Elluminate 24 or 25 September (TBC) For the full overview of the 2012 Calendar, read here 5 Job opportunities Regional Coordinator, Vientiane (Lao PDR) Deadline for applications: 7 October 2012 >Read more info here External consultant for development of two papers for UN consultation on inequalities. Voices of the Marginalised (disability, mental health issues, and older people) Deadline for applications: 21 September 2012 >Read more info here External consultant for development of one paper for UN consultation on inequalities. Disability in the post 2015 framework Deadline for applications: 21 September 2012 >Read more info here Consultant for baseline study on inclusion services implemented in mainstream schools in Burkina Faso and Togo Deadline for applications: 18 September 2012 at 17:30 UTC >Read more info here Contact information IDDC: rue Washington 40, 1050 Brussels (Belgium) Tel: +32 (0)2.644.43.23 Fax: +32 (0)2.644.43.24 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.iddcconsortium.net To unsubscribe from the IDDC Newsflash, please write to email@example.com This bulletin has been produced with the assistance of the European Union as part of the project ‘Making Development Inclusive’. The contents of this bulletin are the sole responsibility of the International Disability and Development Consortium (IDDC), and the lead applicant of the project, Leonard Cheshire Disability, and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Union.
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