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World Blind Union to hold side event on Marrakesh Treaty at Conference of States Parties to the UNCRPD on June 11th

World Blind Union to hold side event on Marrakesh Treaty at Conference of States Parties to the UNCRPD on June 11th

CONFERENCE OF STATES PARTIES
TO THE UNITED NATIONAL CONVENTION ON THE RIGHTS OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

JUNE 9 – 11, 2015
UNITED NATIONS NEW YORK

WORLD BLIND UNION SIDE EVENT
The Marrakesh: An Implementation of the CRPD

Date: Thursday, June 11, 2015
Time: 10.00 to 11.30 a.m.
Venue: Conf. Room 12
Title: The Marrakesh: An Implementation of the CRPD
Organizer: World Blind Union
Co-Sponsors: Permanent Mission of Antigua and Barbuda and International Disability Alliance (IDA)

Details: The event will feature a Panel discussion, highlighting the importance of ratification and implementation of the Marrakesh Treaty for Blind, Visually Impaired and Print Disabled Persons. In particular, it will focus on the Treaty’s importance to the realization of Articles 9, 19, 21, 24, 30 and 32 of the UNCRPD Speakers:

Chair: Mr. Arnt Holte: President WBU

Panellists:

His Excellency, Dr. Aubrey Webson: Permanent Representative of Antigua and Barbuda
Mrs. Maryanne Diamond: Immediate Past President, WBU, Chair WBU’s Marrakesh Treaty Ratification Campaign and Chair of IDA
Mr. Monthian Buntan, Member of the CRPD Committee, representing Thailand
Senator Kerryann Ifill, President of the Senate of Barbados
Dr. Penny Hartin, Chief Executive Officer, WBU

Website: www.worldblindunion.org

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