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The situation of persons with disabilities in armed conflict - Security Council, Open Arria-Formula meeting
3 Dec 2018 -  The Permanent Mission of the Republic of Poland to the United Nations, in partnership with the Permanent Missions of Cote D’Ivoire, Germany, Kuwait and Peru, and with the support of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the International Disability Alliance will organize an Arria Formula meeting on the situation of persons with disabilities in armed conflict.
The objective of the meeting is to recognize the disproportionate impact of armed conflict on persons with disabilities. The aim is also to discuss how to ensure a more inclusive and participatory approach towards persons with disabilities during conflicts and reflect on possible measures to implement adequate solutions and emergency responses in conflict zones, as well as to reflect on the role of the Security Council and the wider United Nations system in this regard.