Events in July 2006

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4th International Conference on Developmental Disabilities: Policy, Practice and Research

Tel Aviv, Israel, July 4 – 6, 2006

Last conference (2002) focused on Challenges and Opportunities for and concerning people with special needs, and we will continue along the same lines, this time highlighting the issue of: ‘Policy, Practice and Research: Partnerships for Progress’.

10th International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs (ICCHP 2006)

Linz, Austria, July 10 – 11, 2006

ICCHP will be held the 10th time in 2006. It looks back to 20 years of supporting the advancement of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and Assistive Technologies (AT) for people with disabilities, the aging population and learning difficulties.

2nd World Forum on Human Rights

Nantes, France, July 10 – 13, 2006

After this first success, a 2nd World Forum on Human Rights will be held from 10 to 13 July, 2006. A scientific committee, gathering all the categories of actors from the field on Human Rights (political, university, lawyers, NGO’s activists, representatives of international organizations…) under Jean-Marc Ayrault chairmanship, member of French Parliament, Mayor of Nantes and President of Nantes Metropole (Greater Nantes), have accepted three main topics for the next Forum : – Discriminations and diversity (in a worldwide context of diversity of cultures – Economic Globalization and Human Rights – Responsibilities and solidarities (which respective responsibilities for the various categories of actors, which solidarities, for what kind of implementation of Human Rights ?

The 20th Nordic Culture Festival for the Deaf

Akureyri, Iceland, 10 – 16 July 2006

The festival’s theme is a combination of introducing Iceland’s nature and culture in conjunction with the sea, the surroundings and elves and ghosts which are a part of the Icelandic folk tale tradition. Festival guests will have many opportunities to travel from Akureyri and see as much of Iceland as they like, make new friends from other countries and experience diverse cultural activities.

Universal Design and Visitability: From Accessibility to Zoning Conference

Ohio, USA, 13 – 14 July, 2006

The conference will have a distinguished set of keynote speakers. The theme: “Universal Design and Visitability” encompasses a variety of areas (design, public policy, zoning and advocacy) and cuts across different places and scales (residential, institutional, city/regional).

The 12th World Conference of the International Council for Education of People with Visual Impairment (ICEVI)

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, July 16 – 21, 2006

Achieving Equality in Education: New Challenges and Strategies for Change To promote dialogue at the highest level on the international issues reflecting the key issues of the theme of the conference Equality in Education, Challenges and Strategies To facilitate an exchange of perceptions, experiences, practice and research during formal and informal interactions. To provide a current international overview of the equality of access to education and rehabilitation for children and young people with a visual impairment. To enable participants to hear, question and work alongside respected international experts in the field of visual impairment as they respond to the conference theme.

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The Challenge 285 million people are estimated to be visually impaired worldwide: 39 million are blind and 246 million have low vision. About 90% of the world's...

The First Session of the Biwako Millennium Framework (BMF)

Bangkok, Thailand, July 17 – 19, 2006

Stakeholders’ Coordination Meeting (The second session will take place in 16 – 17 October 2006 in Bangkok, Thailand, together with the ESCAP/APDF Regional Workshop on Biwako plus 5 in 2007. )

UN ESCAP Workshop on Regional Follow-up to the Seventh Session and Preparation for the Eighth Session of the Ad Hoc Committee on an International Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights and Dignity of Persons with Disabilities

Bangkok, Thailand, July 20 – 21, 2006

ESCAP serves as the United Nations’ regional hub promoting cooperation among countries to achieve inclusive and sustainable development. It is the largest regio...


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