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Successful side event by DPI at the UN High Level Meeting on Disability and Development

DPI organises a very successful side-event on 'Eradicating Extreme Poverty: Addressing the Disability Disconnect'.

More than 80 people from across organizations and countries attended the side-event. H.E Luis Gallegos, Ambassador and PR of Ecuador to the UN chaired the session; Shuaib Chalklen, UN Special Rapporteur on Disability co-chaired it.

Speakers included Dr. Kenji Kuno, Disability Specialist, JICA; Ingo Ritz, Director of Programmes, GCAP; Axel Leblois, President, G3ict; Joshua Goldstein, Principal Director, ACCION; and Voices from the Global South. Kumari Selja, Hon'ble Minister of Social Justice & Empowerment, Government of India was the Chief Guest and gave the closing remarks.

Please find below a few photographs from the event. The entire album can be viewed at the following link -

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Country: Africa
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Source: DPI
When: 01/10/2013

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