International Forum Events

The Pacific Rim International Forum on the Human Rights of People with Disabilities

Apr 23 2016
Beyond Ratification The 2016 Forum seeks to engage participants in a meaningful discussion on key areas that support and facilitate the realization of fundamental human rights for the hundreds of millions of persons with disabilities.

International Forum on the Human Rights of People with Disabilities

May 17 2014
The 2014 Forum seeks to engage participants in a lively discussion on key areas that support and facilitate the realization of fundamental human rights for hundreds of millions of persons with disabilities, as expressed in the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Imagining a Barrier-Free World

Apr 27 2013
This year the Forum’s central theme is: “Imagining a Barrier-Free World.” This overarching theme will be discussed through conversations dedicated to the actualization of the CRPD as it relates to children, accessibility, economic, political, social and cultural rights, including access to a meaningful education and employment. With our stellar cast of Forum leaders and facilitators, our intent is to share our individual and collective brilliance, which will culminate into a personal and collective action plan.

International Forum on the Human Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Mar 24 2012 to Mar 25 2012
Human Rights have the potential to transform human lives. But realizing the promise of rights enumerated in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), as well as other international treaties, requires political will and the commitment of state actors, local government, and civil society, including grass roots and local communities.

Transforming Global Visions to Local Actions

Apr 16 2011 to Apr 17 2011
Human Rights have the potential to transform human lives. But realizing the promise of rights enumerated in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), as well as other international treaties, requires political will and the commitment of state actors, local government, and civil society. Our common vision—that each human being be treated with inherent dignity—is the foundation which inspires and facilitates the meaning of human rights standards, norms and procedures into transformative social change.