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  • Kamis, 21 Juni 2012

    June 1st, 2012 WBU e-Notice

    Here is our e-notice, listing WBU updates and related events. We will soon be adding much of our news directly to the WBU website, rather than sending out notices via emails. Be sure to connect to the WBU website weekly for updates and to view important notices. www.worldblinunion.org Updates for the 2012 WBU/ICEVI General Assembly:  1000 volunteers showed up in Bangkok to launch the news to the media of the upcoming WBU/ICEVI 2012 General Assemblies. The volunteers wore bright yellow and black colored T-shirts to create the image of a large happy face wearing dark sunglasses. To view the photo of the event follow this link: http://news.yahoo.com/photos/hundreds-visually-impaired-people-volunteers-form-blind-smiley-photo-041310657.html Registration for the GA Online registration is available via the GA website in English only at www.wbu-icevi2012.org. If registering in another language, please print off the manual forms (available in English, French and Spanish) directly off the website. For those members registering multiple participants or delegates, a group registration spreadsheet is available from the WBU Office. You can acquire this by sending an email request to Sandra: Sandra.vernon@wbioffice.org  Sightsavers Innovation Fund is open for submission. Sightsavers works to ensure eye health and social inclusion worldwide and seeks to support successful, innovative projects that enable this kind of work, and can be replicated in other areas. If you are doing this kind of work we want to hear from you. www.sightsavers.org/innovationfund  The Parliament of India has recently passed legislation to update the country’s copyright laws. This brings them more in line with the laws of other countries, providing for the remuneration of those who made creative contributions and also allows for reproduction of more accessible formats. http://www.dailypioneer.com/columnists/item/51640-consensus-on-copyright.html  U.S. International Council on Disabilities Urges U.S. Senate to Approve Ratification for the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities USICD Applauds Bipartisan Group of Senators for Supporting Ratification: http://www.mccain.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=PressOffice.PressReleases&ContentRecord_id=84b3c564-d49f-0cf5-7742-9ff158d8ef7e Some of this year’s conference notices and links: July 18 to 22: The Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (AER) will hold its 2012 international conference in Seattle, Washington. For more information go to their conference website: AER International Conference September 12 to 14: the 5th session of the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) at the U N Headquarters in New York City. Prior to the convening of the Conference, a Civil Society CRPD Forum will be organized on September 11th, by the International Disability Alliance (IDA) with a view to engage in discussions to promote coordinated civil society involvement in preparation for the High-level meeting of the General Assembly on disability and development to be held later. More information is posted at: http://www.un.org/disabilities/default.asp?navid=46&pid=1595 September 17 to 21: The 13th International conference on Mobility and Transport for Elderly and disabled persons will take place in New Delhi, India. http://www.transed2012.in/ September 17 to 20: IAPB 9th General Assembly, in Hyderabad, India. (IAPB = International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness; a Vision Alliance partner.) For registration key speakers and program details go to: http://9ga.iapb.org/ October 24 to 28: NIB/NAEPB National Conference and Expo, Baltimore, Maryland U.S.A. – This is National Industries for the Blind’s annual event. To register and learn more: www.nib.org October 24 to 28: International Congress on Disability in Incheon, Korea, followed by Rehabilitation International’s 22nd Annual World Congress, from Oct. 29 to Nov. 2 . For more information their website is: www.riincheon2012.org October 25 to 28: Inclusion International’s Global conference, Washington, DC. U.S.A. To register and learn more: www.inclusion-international.org November 8 & 9: AFUB 7th General Assembly, Bangkok, Thailand just before the WBU general assembly, see details below. (AFUB = African Union of the Blind – is one of the WBU’s 6 global regions) November 10 to 18: WBU/ICEVI General Assemblies - Bangkok, Thailand. There is a website for these general assemblies and joint events. To register and read more about the various activities go to: www.wbu-icevi2012.org (ICEVI = International Council for the Education of people with Visual Impairment; a Vision Alliance partner) November 26 to 28: Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) 1st World Congress, to be held in Agra, India. To learn more link here: http://www.cbrglobal.org/ ******************************************************* Please remember that membership fees are due by June 30th. If you need another copy of your invoice please contact the WBU office (info@wbuoffice.org) and we will re-send it. Invoices have been sent to members by email, but we can also fax them to your office. If you need a fax copy, please provide a fax number, along with your organization’s name and contact person. Members also need to provide us with their most up-to-date contact information (current, phone, fax, website and email addresses) so that we can keep in touch and better communicate important news.

    1 Komentar:

    Blogger shasung neathra mengatakan...

    interesting blog. It would be great if you can provide more details about it. Thanks you.

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    3 Oktober 2012 11.08  

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