Welcome to an inspiring seminar on the international day of the United Nations!

Agenda 2030 Including persons with disabilities in international development cooperation

The UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) failed to include persons with disabilities, leaving out one of the poorest and most vulnerable groups from the global development agenda. This presents a great challenge and a golden opportunity for the new UN Agenda 2030 to drive a paradigm shift for a truly inclusive development.

How will the Agenda 2030 become a reality, in Sweden as well as globally? How can international development stakeholders ensure rights, participation and inclusion of persons with disabilities? These will be some of the issues highlighted during this afternoon.

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Speakers
Charlotte V. McClain Nhlapo, Global Disability Advisor, World Bank
Kajsa B. Olofsgård, Ambassador for Agenda 2030, Ministry for Foreign Affairs
Malin Ekman Aldén, acting Director General, Agency for Participation (Myndigheten för Delaktighet)
Peter Anomah-Kordieh, Programme Officer, African Union of the Blind

Panel
Charlotte V. McClain Nhlapo, Global Disability Advisor, World Bank
Birgitta Weibahr, Human Rights Specialist, Sida
Lisa Sjöblom, Secretary General, Forum Syd
Elvira Kivi, International Officer, Swedish Association of the Visually Impaired (SRF)

Moderator
Ylva Bergman, Chief Editor, Omvärlden

The seminar is organised by the Swedish Association of the Visually Impaired (Synskadades Riksförbund - SRF) in cooperation with MyRight and the Swedish Development Forum (FUF). Representatives from SRF's international development partners; Disabled People's Organiations in Rwanda, Tanzania, Ghana, Namibia, Nicaragua and Bosnia-Hercegovina, will be present for exchange of experiences during lunch and throughout the program.

When – Where - How
Date: 24 October, International UN Day
Time: 12.00-15.45 (Vegetarian lunch is served at 12.00, seminar starts at 13.00)
Location: Europahuset, Regeringsgatan 65, 2nd Floor
Accessibility: The building is wheelchair-accessible. Sign-language interpretation and
hearing loop is available.

The seminar will be held in english
For mor information: Hannes Lagrelius, (+46)8 – 39 91 72

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