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Message from the President

Three weeks after surgery to remove a tumour from my right kidney I'm just beginning to get back to work. I'm happy to say the operation appears to have been a complete success, but I still have to pace myself, so I'll keep this message fairly short. There are just four points I'd particularly like to underline:

First, the Executive at its meeting in London in February decided to reinstate the Global Task Force for driving the EFA-VI campaign. Members felt that this was a more inclusive approach than the four committees set up to replace it in 2009, which had not worked terribly well. You can read more about the membership on page 3 below.

It was generally considered that the joint Assembly with the World Blind Union (WBU) had been a success and, with feedback so far pretty positive and collaboration between our organisations growing all the time, it was agreed in principle to repeat the process in 2016. But before going nap on the idea, it was decided to collect further feedback from our members, not least to see how things could be improved. Accordingly you will find a questionnaire for you to contribute your views on page 6. We have agreed to let WBU know our views by the end of May, so please fill in the questionnaire and return it to the Secretariat by 15 May. We need to know what you think in order to be sure that we are acting in accordance with your wishes.

If ICEVI is to be a vibrant and effective organisation, much of its life must take place at national and regional level. I'm pleased to note an increasing amount going on at regional level which you can read about on pages 4,7,8,10 and 11. And finally, please make a point of responding to the request from the Secretariat on updating database to make sure that they have your most up-to-date contact details.

The spring has reached London at last. I am confident it is ushering in another successful year for ICEVI.

Download full detail: http://www.dpiap.org/upload/2013-05-14-01.doc

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Source: ICEVI-News
When: 14/5/2013

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