Rehabilitation International (RI) July Newsletter

August 26, 2014
Source: Rehabilitation International

Rehabilitation International July 2014 Newsletter
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July 2014 Newsletter

Updates about RI's work around the world

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RI President Jan Monsbakken attended the Global Cooperation on Assistive Health Technology meeting held by the World Health Organization July 3-4. Read.
The week of July 14, RI brought disability perspectives to the first session of the Prep. Committee of the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR).
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The WHO Disability and Rehabilitation unit has announced the call for case studies and personal stories for the forthcoming guidelines on health-related rehabilitation has beenextended to August 15. Note: the WHO would like to receive more materials from persons with disabilities themselves. Read more.
On July 30, RI attended the 5th Session of the Open-ended Working Group on Ageing at United Nations Headquarters in New York City.

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The planned European Conference on Rehabilitation in Warsaw, Poland, previously scheduled for October 7-9, has beencancelled by organizerPFRON. Please make any necessary schedule changes to accommodate this update.
RI received two nominations for RI President Elect from National Member-Organizations by the July 31, 2014 deadline: Susan Parker (USA) & Zhang Haidi (China). 
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The FXB Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard University has launched the 5th Edition of the Health and Human Rights Resource Guide, a free online resource which includes extensive information about the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).Read more.

Dates & Venues of Upcoming Meetings


 October 4-5, 2014

 RI EC Meeting
 Warsaw, Poland
 October 5, 2014
 RI Commission Meetings Warsaw, Poland

 October 6, 2014
 2014 Annual General Assembly Warsaw, Poland
 March 5-6, 2015  EC Meeting Kuwait

 September 26-29, 2015
 EC Meeting and 2015 GA Malmö, Sweden
For more information, please see our website


Clockwise from top left: RI President Jan Monsbakken speaks with IDA President Maryanne Diamond; a vote takes place at the GATE meeting in Geneva; the 5th Session on the Open-working Group on Ageing at UN HQ; RI President Jan Monsbakken speaks about assistive technology at the GATE meeting in Geneva

CRPD Update (click map for more info)

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