• Major International Disability Events

    Posted on December 31, 2012


    17 April: General Discussion on women and girls with disabilities
    The Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities will hold a half Day of General Discussion on Women and Girls with Disabilities. (see OHCHR above)

    29 to 30 April: 29th Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity
    The theme for the 29th Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity: “Being in Community”, embraces the ideals of all people living together harmoniously and happily in a barrier-free world without fear of exclusion from social, economic or political life. (http://www.pacrim.hawaii.edu)

    2 to 3 July: Include 2013: Global Challenges and Local Solutions in Inclusive Design
    The event is organised by the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design, Hong Kong Design Centre and the School of Design at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. (www.hhc.rca.ac.uk/4989/all/1/include-2013.aspx)

    9 to 11 September: 6th International Urban Design Conference
    The Conference will be held at the Novotel Sydney Olympic Park.  The conference “UrbanAgiNation” urbanisation | agitation | imagination will examine the future Density and Infrastructure requirements in cities. The call for abstracts is now open. (http://urbandesignaustralia.com.au)

    23 September 2013: High-level meeting on disability and development
    (See item above).

    16 to 18 October: 2nd International Conference of the WFD
    The 2nd Conference of the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) will be held in Sydney, Australia under the theme: “Equality for Deaf People”. (www.wfdsydney2013.com)