January 31, 2018 to February 2, 2018

The Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland (MFA Finland) & the Abilis Foundation, will host the next GLAD Network meeting in Helsinki, Finland, from 31 January to 2 February 2018. The meeting will be co-chaired by the Australian Department for Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) & the International Disability Alliance (IDA) and will include both a high level (ministerial segment) as well as substantive discussions to progress international cooperation in disability-inclusive development & humanitarian action.

Background:
The GLAD Network was launched in London in December 2015, by a group of like-minded partners who recognise that to realise the promise of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to leave no one behind, and to further the principles reflected in the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), the international community needs to work together to share expertise, coordinate actions, and raise the profile of disability across a broader range of organisations contributing to international development and humanitarian efforts. More information regarding the GLAD Network and its current membership can be found at this page.

The meeting:
The Network meeting will be an opportunity to further develop a firm, coherent and practical commitment to disability-inclusive development and humanitarian action in line with the CRPD, through meaningful engagement with Organisations of Persons with Disability (DPOs), and capitalizing on the collective voice, role and resources of GLAD Network members.

Contact:
For more information, please contact the GLAD Secretariat at glad [at] ida-secretariat.org

  March 2, 2017

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The Global Action on Disability (GLAD) Network is a donor mechanism of like-minded partners who work together to share expertise, coordinate actions, and raise the profile of disability across a...