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Community, Rights-Based and Disability-Inclusive Development
23 Sep 2013 -  The High-Level Side Event provides a platform for discussion towards disabilitiy-inclusive development agenda, and how the international community can galvanise efforts to promote the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and Community-Based Inclusive Development as the main poverty reduction and empowerment strategies for persons with disabilities.

- Mr. Shybe Chalklen, UN Special Rapporteur on Disability of the Commission for Social Development
- Ms. Alana Officer, Coordinator, Disability and Rehabilitation Team (DAR), Department of Violence and Injury Prevention and Disability (VIP), WHO
- Mr. Monthian Buntan, Member of the Senate of Thailand, Member of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and APCD Foundation Committee Member
- Representative of DESA
- Mr. Soya Mori, Senior Researcher (Disability and Development), Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)
- High-level representative of the Government of Australia