“Innovation enables”

01 Oct 2013

During the United Nations General Assembly, a side event titled “Innovation Enables” is organized by Turkey where disability and development is discussed.


Photo: UNICEF Turkey

New Horizons-  UNDP Resident Representative Mr. Kamal Malhotra participated in ‘Innovation Enables’ side event as a panelist.

The theme of this side event was identified as‘the way forward: a disability inclusive development agenda towards 2015 and beyond’. 

The side event is held by the Ministry of Family and Social Policies of Turkey on 23 September in New York as part of a meeting organized by United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA).

Kamal Malhotra participated to the side event together with Minister of Family and Social Policies Fatma Şahin, UNICEF Turkey Deputy Representative Regina de Dominicis and high level representatives of Vodafone Turkey, Peugeot Turkey and Apple.

‘UNDP in support of Turkey’s Disabled Friendly Policies’

During the side event open to all member states, UN Agencies and civil society organizations, Malhotra delivered a speech on ‘UNDP in support of Turkey’s Disabled Friendly Policies’.

In his speech, Malhotra emphasized UNDP’s global approach to disability and UNDP Turkey’s initiatives and partnerships on this issue.

He provided information on the operations being conducted in partnerships with private sector entities such as Koç Group, Vodafone and Peugeot, Alternative Life Association as well as the Ministry of Family and Social Affairs, regarding the implementation and monitoring of the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities (UNCRPD) in Turkey, social and economic inclusion, and providing an enabling environment for people with disabilities to achieve their full potential.

Detailed information on the high level meeting can be reached from this link.

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