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sowcr-bxlWhat: UNICEF's Launch of the State of the World's Children Report 2013: Children with Disabilities, Thursday 30 May, 15:00  - 17:00.

In the Presence of HRH Princess Mathilde of Belgium, Honorary President, UNICEF Belgium.

Children with disabilities have the same rights and needs as all children. They have the same rights as others – among these, the right to life and to the opportunities that flow from good health care, nutrition and education, the right to express their views and participate in making decisions, and the right to enjoy equal protection under the law.

This year's ' The State of the World's Children Report 2013: Children with Disabilities ' will provide an excellent occasion to discuss the children with disability rights mainstreaming in EU internal and external policies as well as the challenges and opportunities provided by the EU's ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Who: Panel discussion moderated by: Edy Boutmans, Incoming President, UNICEF Belgium


- Ms Yoka Brandt, Deputy Executive Director, UNICEF

- Mrs. Maria Marinaki, Managing Director for Global and Multilateral issues, European External Action Service

- Mr. Aurel Ciobanu-Dordea, Director, Directorate-General Justice, European Commission

- Ms. Donata Vivanti, Vice-President, European Disability Forum

When: Thursday, 30th May, 15:00 – 17:00

(The event starts at 15.00. Latecomers will not be admitted)

Where: Polak Room – Residence Palace

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