ERIC Number: ED414695
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Disabled Persons Bulletin: Global Workshop on Children with Disabilities (Washington D.C., February 5-7, 1997). Background.
Disabled Persons Bulletin, n1 1997
This newsletter theme issue focuses on the Global Workshop on Children with Disabilities, which was designed to promote a multisectoral dialogue to secure and expand opportunities for children with disabilities and their families to be included on equal terms in global economic and social development. The opening statements of Stephen F. Mosle from the Academy for Educational Development, Ambassador Benny Kimberg from the Danish International Development Assistance organization, Fay Chung from UNICEF, and John Langmore from the United Nations Secretariat are summarized. Information from working groups and concurrent sessions on the following topics is summarized: (1) family involvement for children with disabilities; (2) coordinating services for economic development; (3) coordinating services for social development; (4) public awareness and information sharing; and (5) protection and rights of children with disabilities. Statements from the Commission for Social Development, a group of non-governmental organizations relating to disability, the head of the Belgian mission of Doctors Without Borders, and a representative of DA International are included. (CR)
Descriptors: Children, Childrens Rights, Disabilities, Family Needs, Foreign Countries, Integrated Services, International Cooperation, International Educational Exchange, International Organizations, Parent Participation, Public Policy, Social Cognition
Division for Social Policy and Development, United Nations Secretariat, Room DC2-1342, New York, NY 10017.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations, New York, NY. Dept. of Economic and Social Affairs.