UN accreditations past and future / by Erich Kofmel

Next week (4-5 February 2014) Autistic Minority International will be participating in a workshop on "The Future of Social Housing: Environmental and Social Challenges and the Way Forward", organized in Geneva by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) in cooperation with the European Federation of Public, Cooperative and Social Housing. Any input on social housing issues affecting autistics, and received preferably prior to the workshop, will be greatly appreciated. Contact: geneva@autisticminority.org

Autistic Minority International was also accredited to the following five UN system and related meetings and conferences, all taking place in Geneva: 2013 United Nations Forum on Business and Human Rights (2-4 December 2013) and Sixth Session of the Forum on Minority Issues (26-27 November 2013), both under the auspices of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC); Panel Discussions on Minority Issues on occasion of the launching of the OHCHR publication "Promoting and Protecting Minority Rights – A Guide For Advocates", organized by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (28 November 2013); Third Health Promotion Forum "Building Capacity for Health Promotion: Inter-sectoral Partnerships between Civil Society and Government" of the Alliance for Health Promotion, organized at the World Health Organization in collaboration with the WHO and the University of Geneva (29 November 2013); and Sixth High-level Symposium on Global Health Diplomacy "Health Diplomacy Meets Science Diplomacy", organized by the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in cooperation with the Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences (12 November 2013).

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