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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
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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
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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
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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
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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



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                       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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