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Panel Discussion on children with disabilities in education settings - 16th Meeting, 40th Regular Session Human Rights Council
4 Mar 2019 -  Annual full-day meeting on the rights of the child
Theme: Empowering children with disabilities for the enjoyment of their human rights, including through inclusive education
Afternoon topic: Including children with disabilities in education settings: good practices and accountability
Chair: H.E. Ms. Vesna Batistic Kos, Vice-President of the Human Rights Council
Moderator: H.E. Mr. Walter Stevens, Ambassador and Head of the European Union Delegation to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva
Panellists:
• Ms. María Soledad Cisternas Reyes, Special Envoy of the Secretary-General on Disability and Accessibility
• Ms. Afshan Khan, Regional Director for Europe and Central Asia, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
• Ms. Bushra Zulfiqar, Education Director, Save the Children Bangladesh

40th Regular Session of the Human Rights Council.

HRC extranet (information on daily updates, draft documentation, copies of oral statements etc.)
SPEAKERS
European Union, Mr. Carl Hallergard
Angola (on behalf of African Group), Ms. Margarida Rosa Da Silva Izata
Italy, Mr. Gian Lorenzo Cornado
Morocco, Ms. Asmaa Benni
Saudi Arabia, Mr. Faisal Meshari T. Almadhi
Russian Federation, Ms. Galina Khvan
Ecuador, Mr. Alejandro Davalos Davalos
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of), Mr. Emilio Segundo Barroeta Guillén
Mexico, Mr. Raúl Vargas Juárez
Qatar, Ms. Hessa Sultan Aldosari
Luxembourg, Mr. Claude Janizzi
Oman, Ms. Kifah Al Lawati
National Human Rights Council (Morocco)
Child Rights Connect (Joint statement), Ms. Emma Paina Grindulis
International Catholic Child Bureau, Mr. Yao Agebetse
Republic of Moldova, Ms. Oxana Domenti
Monaco, Ms. Carole Lanteri
Azerbaijan, Ms. Aydan Muradova
United Arab Emirates, Mr. Obaid Salem Saeed Al Zaabi
South Africa, Ms. Wendy Schwartz
Egypt, Ms. Chahinda Emadeldin Hussein Mohamed
Maldives, Ms. Shahiya Ali Manik
Bahamas, Ms. Jewel Major
Greece, Mr. Georgios Kyriakopoulos
China, Ms. Ning Jiang
Fiji, Ms. Robyn-Ann Elizabeth Man
Trinidad and Tobago, Ms. Kristi-Ann Baggan
Action Canada for Population and Development, Ms. Anthea Taderera
Maarij Foundation for Peace and Development, Mr. Joseph Reis
Indigenous People of Africa Coordinating Committee, Mr. Sangharsh Apte
Ms. Bushra Zulfiqar, Education Director of Save the Children Bangladesh (Final Remarks)
Ms. Afshan Khan, Regional Director for Europe and Central Asia from the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) -Final Remarks
Ms. María Soledad Cisternas Reyes, Special Envoy of the Secretary-General on Disability and Accessibility (Final Remarks)
Mr. Walter Stevens (Moderator), Ambassador and Head of the European Union Delegation