Panel Discussion on Sports for Inclusive Development



The interactive panel discussion held at the UN Headquarters in New York will help draw greater attention to the role of sport as a platform and catalyst for fostering the inclusion and well-being of persons with disabilities in society and development.


27.06.2011 - 27.06.2011


United States of America, New York


Background Information

The panel discussion is named fully as Panel Discussion on Sports for Inclusive Development: Sports, Disability and Development: Key to empowerment of persons with disabilities and their communities.

Expert panelists will highlight the importance of sport in presenting disability issues in a manner that could dispel negative and archetypal stereotypes while promoting the rights of persons with disabilities. Furthermore, the panel will also discuss the importance of supporting the work of the United Nations to build a peaceful and inclusive society for all.

With the historic opportunity that the Convention brings, the panel will also discuss utilising sport to promote the rights of persons with disabilities, as well as use sport as a catalyst for implementing the Convention.

In addition, the panel will also assist in the promotion of inclusive and accessible development for persons with disabilities, particularly through raising public awareness, removing barriers, empowering and ensuring equal opportunities for persons with disabilities for their full and effective participation in society and development.

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