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The UN Secretary General’s Global Education First Initiative (GEFI), the Global Observatory for Inclusion (GLOBI) and the GEFI Youth Advocacy Group (YAG) invite you to a Round Table Discussion: “Leave No One Behind: Continuing Conversations on Inclusive Education”.
03 December 2015, 1:15 p.m. – 02:30 p.m. (EST)
United Nations Headquarters in New York, Conference Room 8
This event will be livestreamed
*(link to the livestream will be made available here on 03 December)
After the discussion, participants are invited to visit the #DrawDisability art installation, in celebration of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2015.
This is an opportunity for stakeholders to engage in an interactive discussion on the different issues and barriers learners with disabilities face in exercising their fundamental right to access quality education.
• Raise awareness on the issues related to disability and inclusive education.
• To discuss the different issues and barriers learners with disabilities face in getting access to quality education.
• Present the outcomes of the #DrawDisability campaign
Sumaya Saluya, GEFI-YAG co-chair
Andrea Pregel, President of the Global Observatory for Inclusion
Rolando Jr Villamero, Fellow Jeanne Sauve Public Leadership Program, GEFI YAG member
Lieve Sabbe, UNICEF Programme Specialist – Children with Disabilities
Dr. Christopher Lee, Department Head of Accessibility Solutions and Research Center at Georgia Institute of Technology
Dr. Danielle Peers, Banting Post-Doctoral Fellow (SSHRC) with the Critical Disability Working Group, Concordia University
Please RSVP to participate in person at the UN or virtually via the livestream. RSVP here by Tuesday, 01 December 2015.
Contact Jan-Willem Lammens at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
[Cover image: drawing submitted to #DrawDisability by Prashansa Shrestha, Nepal, 12 years old]