ENIL Side events during COSP13

ENIL is co-organising three side events during the 13th Conference of States Parties to the CRPD:

Acceleration of CRPD through Disability Inclusive SDGs: COVID19 and CRPD 19

Date: 2 December 2020
Time: 8:30 – 9:45 EST/14:30 – 15:45 CET

Organisers: Permanent Mission of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations, Ministry of Health and Welfare of the South Korea, Korean Disability Forum, European Network on Independent Living
Registration: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_d78OJw2QRayTlKklmDcsQg
Agenda: click here

The side event is organised to look into the world-wide experiences of the persons living in the institutions (group homes, nursing homes, psychiatric hospitals, etc.), to learn the assessment of the findings from international survey ‘COVID-19 and Disability Rights Monitoring’, and to seek the ways to fulfil the rights of persons with disabilities especially related to CRPD 10, 11, and 19. The program will also illustrate the way to the society where
‘leaving no one behind’, an international promise which cannot be postponed under no circumstances.

Mind the Gap: The need for an inclusive response to the COVID-19 pandemic

Date: 4 December 2020
Time: 10:00 – 11:15 EST/16:00 – 17:15 CET

Organisers: Validity Foundation, European Network on Independent Living, Disability Rights International, the Centre for Human Rights at the University of Pretoria, the International Disability Alliance, the International Disability and Development Consortium, and the Disability Rights Fund/Disability Rights Advocacy Fund
Registration: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ot-yDwpETZWK8QQ-irbZcg
Agenda: click here

The aim of the side event is to focus on the role of organisations of persons with disabilities (DPOs) in contributing to the pandemic response. Areas addressed will be persons with disabilities living in institutions, those living in the community and underrepresented groups. After presenting the main findings of the COVID-19 DRM Global Report, examples of DPO response (i.e. good practices) gathered by the DRM Coordinating Group will be presented.  This will be followed by a discussion of lessons learned, to be applied during the ongoing second wave of the pandemic and in the process of recovery. Recommendations made will be placed in the framework of governments’ obligations under the CRPD and the 2030 Agenda.

Children with Disabilities in Adversity: Institutions and the protection of family life in the context of COVID-19 and in sustainable development

Date: 4 December 2020
Time: 11:30 – 12:45 EST/17:30 – 18:45 CET

Organisers: Disability Rights International, European Network on Independent Living, Validity Foundation
Registration: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_3aaWVqoGRHeUK4N7fezh3g
Agenda: click here

This panel will discuss practical solutions to protect children within the framework of evolving legal rights under the CRPD and the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) that apply during a pandemic and as part of long-term sustainable development.   Amalia Gamio, member of the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, will describe the Committee’s Working Group on Emergency Deinstitutionalization.  Panellists will discuss research findings, programs, and strategies to ensure family inclusion that have proven effective — including programs funded and supported by international development organizations.

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