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We prepare transformative disability policy leaders and serve as a collaborative "think tank" on disability policy for the ASEAN region through an unparalleled network of 20 leading universities and 4 outreach partners, with founding and sustained support from The Nippon Foundation. We contribute to the vision of an ASEAN region that is inclusive, barrier-free and rights-based, and pioneered the world's first virtual master's degree program in disability policy, offered by American University's School of International Service.
 

IDPP Staff Presents at Conference Calling for Indonesia CRPD Ratification

Disability organizations in Indonesia have been gathering to advance the goal of having the government of Indonesia ratify the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). From 26-28 September in Jakarta, Indonesia, IDPP outreach and capacity-building coordinator Joni Yulianto presented at and attended a national conference organized by the Association of Disabled People in Indonesia. The conference had the objective of creating and enhancing recommendations and statements for the government to ratify the convention. The government of Indonesia signed the CRPD on 30 March 2007, but has not fully ratified the convention. Conference attendees included representatives from disability organizations across provinces and districts in Indonesia.

IDPP Presence at CRPD States Parties Conference

The Nippon Foundation representative Mr. Yasunobu Ishii; IDPP Executive Committee member Dr. Larry Campbell; U.S. State Department Special Advisor on International Disability Rights Ms. Judy Heumann; and IDPP Executive Director Dr. Derrick Cogburn A delegation consisting of IDPP Executive Director Dr. Derrick L. Cogburn and four IDPP staff members (AU students and alumni) attended the Fourth Session of the Conference of States Parties (COSP4) to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). The four IDPP staff members served as official rapporteurs to the Secretariat, while a significant number of IDPP Advisory Board/Council and Executive Committee members presented at plenary sessions. As rapporteurs, the reports submitted by the IDPP delegation at each session became a key part of the official record of the COSP4 event.


Pictured: The Nippon Foundation representative Mr. Yasunobu Ishii; IDPP Executive Committee member Dr. Larry Campbell; U.S. State Department Special Advisor on International Disability Rights Ms. Judy Heumann; and IDPP Executive Director Dr. Derrick Cogburn

IDPP to Participate in UNCRPD States Parties Conference

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The IDPP will send a delegation to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) Fourth Session of the Conference of States Parties at United Nations headquarters in New York City next week.

The Conference of States Parties, which will take place 6-9 September 2011, will focus on the implementation of the UNCRPD, including roundtable discussions on the role of civil society, international cooperation, NGOs, and Disabled Peoples’ Organizations to effectively realize and promote the UNCRPD.

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