Conference of State Parties Political Inclusion Panel June 2019

Updated: June 2019
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Details about the event are available below: 

Leadership for policy change: Government, INGO, and DPO strategies for political inclusion

Tuesday, June 11, 2019, 3.00 - 4.30 PM, Conference Room C
ASL interpretation and CART will be provided.

Do you want to learn about how data collection can inform policy at the international, regional, and national levels? Are you interested in advocating for inclusive policies? Please join the United States Mission to the United Nations and the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) for a discussion on good practices and lessons learned for drafting disability-inclusive policies and influencing policy development to ensure inclusion of persons with disabilities in political and public life.


  • Virginia Atkinson, Inclusion Advisor, International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES)
  • Patrick Clarke, President, European Down Syndrome Association, and Vice President, European Disability Forum
  • Adriana M. Favela Herrera, Counselor, National Electoral Institute, Mexico
  • Chanthy Hoy, SheLeads Cambodia alumna
  • Lim Puay Tiak, Chair, ASEAN Disability Forum

Moderator: Courtney Nemroff, Acting ECOSOC Representative, U.S. Mission to the UN