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Panel Discussion on Empowering Children with Disabilities - 14th 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
Morning topic: How children with disabilities can be empowered by realizing their rights, including the right to education
Chair: H.E. Mr. Coly Seck, President of the Human Rights Council
Opening statement: Ms. Michelle Bachelet, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
Moderator: H.E. Mr. Ricardo González Arenas, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Uruguay to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva
Panellists:
• Mr. Jorge Cardona, Member of Committee on the Rights of the Child
• Ms. Catalina Devandas Aguilar, Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities
• Ms. Dumitrita Cropivnitchi, Children’s Rights Advocate, Lumos
UNICEF video screening: Questions from children with disabilities (1 min 22 sec)
A/HRC/40/27
A/HRC/RES/7/29
A/HRC/RES/37/20


Item: 3 - Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development
40th Regular Session of the Human Rights Council.

HRC extranet (information on daily updates, draft documentation, copies of oral statements etc.)
SPEAKERS
Iceland (on behalf of Nordic Baltic States), Mr. Asmundur Einar Dadason
Barbados (on behalf of CARICOM), Mr. Chad Blackman
Thailand (on behalf of ASEAN), Mr. Sek Wannamethee
Angola (on behalf of African Group), Ms. Margarida Rosa Da Silva Izata
Bahrain (on behalf of the Arab Group), Mr. Yusuf Abdulkarim Bucheeri
European Union, Mr. Jérôme Bellion-Jourdan
Seychelles, Ms. Gayethri M. Pillay
France, Mr. François Gave
Austria, Ms. Elisabeth Tichy-Fisslberger
Botswana, Mr. Bolokang Motshwane
Lesotho, Mr. Refiloe Litjobo
Romania, Mr. Adrian Cosmin Vierita
Australian Human Rights Commission, Ms. Rosalind Croucher
Center for Reproductive Rights, Ms. Paola Salwan Daher
OIDEL, Ms. Claudia Gonçalves Da Silva
Myanmar, Ms. Myo Pa Pa Htun
Iraq, Ms. Suzan Ahmad Muhsen Muhsen
Australia, Ms. Sally Mansfield
Japan, Mr. Ken Okaniwa
Bulgaria, Ms. Deyana Kostadinova
Israel, Ms. Merav Marks
Montenegro, Mr. Nikola Ražnatovic
Pakistan, Mr. Qazi Saleem Ahmed Khan
Uruguay, Ms. Cristina González
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Ms. Miriam Shearman
El Salvador, Ms. María Granadino Figueroa
Brazil (on behalf of CPLP), Ms. Clara Solon
Indonesian Human Rights Commission (Konmas HAM), Mr. Ahmad Taufan Damanik
V.I.D.E.S. International, Ms. Juliana Lewis
Plan International, Inc. (Joint Statement), Ms. Emily Donnan-Coutade
Mr. Jorge Cardona (Final Remarks), Former Member of CRC
Ms. Catalina Devandas Aguilar (Final Remarks), Special Rapporteur on the Rights of persons with disabilities
Mr. Dumitrita Cropivnitchi (Final Remarks), Children's Rights Advocate, Lumos
Mr. Ricardo Gonzalez Arenas (Moderator), Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Uruguay