Making visible the invisible

A disability-inclusive approach for leaving no one behind

Special Event
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
14:00 to 15:30

The session will discuss the main barriers for active and meaningful participation of persons with disabilities in democracy and decision making processes. Despite the different international frameworks, persons with disabilities are still one of the most discriminated and vulnerable groups, due to attitudinal barriers and lack of accessibility and inclusion. In this sense, the session will explore ways to develop a disability-inclusive perspective in the human-rights based approach, to leave no one behind. As part of the agenda, the session will, as well, debate about the multiple discrimination that women, migrants, ethnic minorities or LGBT with disabilities, among other groups, face, and will provide recommendations for an inclusive and accessible implementation of the 2030 Agenda

Organised by


Javier Marcelino Güemes Pedraza
International Relations Director
Mihret Nigussie Chengerei
Federation of Ethiopia National Association of Person with Disability
Henriette Geiger
Director, Directorate People and Peace
European Commission - DG for International Cooperation and Development
Margaret Orech
Uganda Landmine Survivors Association
Veliko Velikov
Alberto Durán
Vice President
Spanish Organisation of the Blind (ONCE)
Ioannis Vardakastanis
European Disability Forum