Office of the Spokesperson
October 23, 2015
Special Advisor for International Disability Rights Judith Heumann will travel to Kenya and Ethiopia from October 25 – November 7, 2015. Ms. Heumann will meet with a broad range of government, private sector, and civil society representatives to discuss issues of mutual concern related to the rights of persons with disabilities, such as implementation of disability rights laws, inclusive education, accessible workplaces, and the ability of disabled persons’ organizations to advocate for the rights of persons with disabilities. Additionally, SA Heumann will participate in UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) events in Nairobi, and meet with the African Disability Forum in Addis Ababa.
Ms. Heumann will draw on the experiences, challenges, and lessons learned from the disability movement in the United States and explore ways to increase international cooperation to share best practices.