Information from The International Centre for Evidence in Disability
“Please join us on June 15, 13:00 – 14:30 (UK) to mark 10 years since the publication of the World Report on Disability.
Published on June 10 2011, the World Health Organization-World Bank World Report on Disability was the first document to review the global picture on the lives of people with disabilities, and highlighted barriers to health, rehabilitation, environments, education and employment, experienced by people with disabilities.
Now, 10 years on, we ask: “How far have we come, and did the World Report on Disability make a difference?”
Join us as we bring together editors of the World Report on Disability and disability advocates to discuss how the World Report contributed and find out where the World Health Organization is going next.
For details, including the itinerary and Zoom link, please visit our events page. We look forward to welcoming you.
13:00 – 13:05 WELCOME
Welcome from Professor Tom Shakespeare, co-author and co-editor of the World Report on Disability and co-Director of the International Centre for Evidence in Disability.
13:05 – 13:25 HOW DID WE MAKE THE WORLD REPORT ON DISABILITY?
Presentation from Alana Officer, Unit Head of Demographic Change and Healthy Ageing at the World Health Organization. From 2007-2014 Alana was Coordinator for the Disability and Rehabilitation Team, leading the development of the World Report on Disability.
13:25 – 13:35 WHAT DIFFERENCE DID THE WORLD REPORT MAKE ON THE GROUND?
Faustina Urassa is a disability rights activist, Master Peer trainer for people with disabilities and founder of Songambele in Tanzania. She will share her thoughts on the difference the World Report has made since its publication.
13:35 – 13:50 THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION’S NEXT STEPS ON DISABILITY
Presentation from Alarcos Cieza, Unit Head of Blindness and Deafness Prevention, Disability and Rehabilitation at the World Health Organization, and lead for the organisation’s work on vision, hearing, rehabilitation and disability.
13:50 – 14:30 Q&A PANEL DISCUSSION
Chaired by Tom Shakespeare.”