Topic: United Nations Activities and Reports

Geneva vlog for 12 September

Transcript Frances: Hi Sonia. Sonia Hume: Hello. Frances: How have you found working in Geneva this week? Sonia: I think it’s been very interesting and it’s also been very tiring with all the information you have to think about. Frances: It has been really tiring, hasn’t it? Sonia: It has. Frances: What has been the…

Highlights from Day 4 at the CRPD Review

We had a very full day today. We had several meetings with members of the CRPD committee. We discussed key issues from our factsheets. Members were very interested in all our points. We also met with the Australian desk officer for the High Commission for Human Rights, Kio Hasegawa. We briefed him on all our…

Geneva vlogs for 11 September

Transcript Frances: Hi Kelly. Kelly Cox: Hi. Frances: So, how have you found being at the UN for the first couple of days? Kelly: I’ve found it very interesting, and a little bit exciting, and an honour to be here to represent the disability community of Australia. Frances: Do you think any themes have come…

Highlights from Day 3 at the CRPD Review

This morning several delegates met with the CRPD member for New Zealand, Robert Martin. Robert has a particular interest in issues around people with intellectual disability. On Wednesday afternoon we conducted a side event for CRPD committee members and other interested parties, ‘Voices of people with disability’. We spoke at length on a number of…

Highlights from Day 2 at the CRPD Review

Today we continued our work in Geneva. Some of our delegates attended the final session of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). It was an engaging session. Other delegates met with CRPD committee members from Africa. We discussed justice, migration, legislation and inclusive education. In the evening we all attended a screening…

Geneva vlogs for 10 September

Transcript Frances: Justen.Justen Thomas: Hey, how’re you doing?Frances: Here we are at the UN.Justen: Yes, it’s very nice, isn’t it?Frances: It’s very nice, very beautiful.Justen: A few peacocks there giving us peer support.Frances: That’s right, in the background behind us we’ve got some peacocks behind us, so they’re our emotional support animals.Justen: The mascot of…