The Government of the Argentine Republic, The International Disability Alliance (IDA) and the Latin American Network of Non-Governmental Organizations of Persons with Disabilities and their Families (RIADIS) hosted the Argentinian Disability Summit, Argentina 2019 in Buenos Aires, between 6-8 June 2019.
This was a follow-up to the first Global Disability Summit, held in London in 2018; and aimed to strengthen the commitment of Latin America and the world to ensure the full inclusion of people with disabilities and guarantee their rights, freedoms and human dignity.
Elena Dal Bó, our Regional Representative for the Americas, moderated the panel on Inclusive Education and organized two side events:
1. How to move the disability agenda – CRPD and Agenda 2030.
2. Independent living – Latin American experiences.
Representatives from our member organisations CONFE and Plena Inclusion also attended.
The Summit represented an opportunity to reflect on the formulation and strengthening of public policies and good practices in discussion panels, with the voices of people with disabilities at the forefront.
It was also an opportunity to consolidate the contribution of Latin America to this global space of exchange and reiterate commitments made in the Latin America region for the rights of persons with disabilities.
The Summit brought together governments, organizations of people with disabilities, civil society organizations, international organizations, international cooperation agencies, academia and the private sector, with the hope of achieving real change for people with disabilities.