UN Side Event

“Disability ≠ Inability” Equality and Human Rights of Persons with Disabilities - Enhancing Co-ordinated Response

New-York (United States of America), 14 June, 2016

The Side Event will explore the link between disabilities and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as well as action, co-operation and partnerships between regional and international organisations to ensure full protection of the human rights of persons with disabilities in the context of achieving internationally agreed SDGs.

Summary of discussions by UN DESA


Marja Ruotanen, Director of Human Dignity and Equality, Council of Europe
Daniela Bas, Director, Division for Social Policy and Development (DSPD), United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA)
Kalle Könkkölä, Chair of the Finnish Disability Forum, Dr. hc.


Liri Kopaci-Di Michele, Head of Equality Division, Council of Europe

For more information, please consult the attached flyer on the UN side event “Disability ≠ Inability”.