92 AUTINGS and counting

Many autistics are at least partially face-blind. That is why we may not have recognized you at UN system and related meetings and conferences we participated in:

27 August-21 September 2018: Twentieth Session of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), Palais des Nations, Geneva, organized by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) (read our oral statement at the session opening)

19 June 2018: Open Consultation "Legal Recognition of Gender Identity and Destigmatization Through Depathologization" of the Independent Expert on Protection against Violence and Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, Palais des Nations, Geneva

12-14 June 2018: Eleventh Session "Leaving No One Behind Through the Full Implementation of the CRPD" of the Conference of States Parties (COSP) to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), United Nations Headquarters (UNHQ), New York, organized by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA)

11 June 2018: Civil Society CRPD Forum 2018/Day of General Discussion "The Right of Persons with Disabilities to Be Closely Consulted and Actively Involved in Decision-making and Monitoring Processes, Through Their Representative Organizations" of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), United Nations Headquarters (UNHQ), New York, organized by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the Civil Society Coordination Mechanism (CSCM)

15-17 May 2018: AI for Good Global Summit 2018 "Accelerating Progress Towards the SDGs" of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Geneva, organized in partnership with the XPRIZE Foundation, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), and thirty-two United Nations and related agencies

14-15 May 2018: Consultation "Identifying Strategies to Promote Human Rights in Mental Health" of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), Palais des Nations, Geneva

9-10 April 2018: Regional Consultation for Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Central Asia, and Other States "Draft Guidelines on the Effective Implementation of the Right to Participate in Public Affairs" of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), Palais des Nations, Geneva

26 February 2018: Joint Technical Symposium "Sustainable Development Goals: Innovative Technologies to Promote Healthy Lives and Well-being" of the World Health Organization (WHO), World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), and World Trade Organization (WTO), at the WHO, Geneva

23 February 2018: 2018 Annual Conference "Monitoring the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and Ensuring Their Participation: The Role of National Human Rights Institutions" of the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions (GANHRI), Palais des Nations, Geneva, organized in collaboration with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)

16 February 2018: Seminar "Religion and Rights: Strengthening Common Ground" of Musawah, Palais des Nations, Geneva, organized in collaboration with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the United Nations Inter-Agency Task Force on Engaging Faith-Based Actors for Sustainable Development (UN Task Force on Religion and Development)

14 February-9 March 2018: Nineteenth Session of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), Palais des Nations, Geneva, organized by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) (read our oral statement at the session opening on the exclusion of children with disabilities from the United Nations Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty)

23 October 2017: Fourth Annual Meeting of the ILO Global Business and Disability Network (GBDN), International Labour Organization, Geneva

19-20 October 2017: Eighth Milestones of a Global Campaign for Violence Prevention Meeting "Translating Sustainable Development Goal Violence Prevention Targets into National and Local Action" of the World Health Organization (WHO), Shaw Convention Centre, Ottawa, hosted by the Government and the Public Health Agency of Canada

14 August-1 September 2017: Eighteenth Session of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), Palais des Nations, Geneva, organized by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)

20 March-12 April 2017: Seventeenth Session of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), Palais des Nations, Geneva, organized by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)

23 February 2017: Intersessional Seminar "Protection of the Family: Role of the Family in Supporting the Protection and Promotion of Human Rights of Persons with Disabilities" of the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC), Palais des Nations, Geneva, organized by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)

12 October 2016: Third Annual Meeting "Future of Work: Challenges and Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities" of the ILO Global Business and Disability Network (GBDN), International Labour Organization, Geneva

11 October 2016: Expert Meeting "Mental Health at Work" of the ILO Global Business and Disability Network (GBDN), International Labour Organization, Geneva

10-11 October 2016: 2016 Mental Health Gap Action Programme (mhGAP) Forum "Moving Forward with the Global Mental Health Agenda" of the World Health Organization (WHO), Geneva

15 September 2016: International Conference "The Housing Policies of Our Future: How to Make Them Work" of the European Federation of Public, Cooperative and Social Housing (Housing Europe), United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), Slovak Presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU), and Co-operative Housing International (CHI), Palais des Nations, Geneva

11-20 July 2016: High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) 2016 "Ensuring that No One is Left Behind" under the auspices of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), United Nations Headquarters (UNHQ), New York

6-8 July 2016: Conference "Reviewing the State of Safety in World Cities: Safer Cities +20" of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) and the Geneva Peacebuilding Platform (GPP), Maison de la Paix and Palais des Nations, Geneva, organized in cooperation with the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)

14-16 June 2016: Ninth Session "Implementing the 2030 Development Agenda for All Persons with Disabilities: Leaving No One Behind" of the Conference of States Parties (COSP) to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), United Nations Headquarters (UNHQ), New York, organized by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA)

10 June 2016: 2016 Work Forum on the Implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in the EU and the Member States "Consolidating the Ground for Implementation: 10 Years after the CRPD" of the Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion (DG EMPL) of the European Commission (EC), Brussels

23-28 May 2016: 69th World Health Assembly (WHA) of the World Health Organization (WHO), Palais des Nations, Geneva

23-24 May 2016: High-level Policy Dialogue "Digital Health for Healthy Lives and Wellbeing for All" of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), International Conference Centre Geneva (CICG)

23-24 May 2016: World Humanitarian Summit (WHS), Istanbul Congress Center (ICC) and Istanbul Lütfi Kırdar International Convention and Exhibition Center (ICEC), organized by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA) and hosted by the Government of Turkey

22 May 2016: Forum on Disability-inclusive Humanitarian Action of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA), Istanbul Technical University

21-22 May 2016: World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) Youth Preparatory Forum of the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM), Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Youth Assembly (IMMYA), Office of the Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth (UN Youth Envoy), United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT), and United Nations Major Group for Children and Youth (UN MGCY), Haliç Congress Center, Istanbul

18 May 2016: Expert Workshop "The Right to Participate in Public Affairs" of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), Palais des Nations, Geneva

21 April 2016: High-level Thematic Debate "Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals" of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), United Nations Headquarters (UNHQ), New York

19 April 2016: Expert Group Meeting "HLPF 2016: Shaping the Reporting by Major Groups and Other Stakeholders on Their Contribution to the Implementation of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda", United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), New York, organized by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA)

29 March-21 April 2016: Fifteenth Session of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), Palais Wilson, and Palais des Nations, Geneva (read our written contribution to the Day of General Discussion "The Right of Persons with Disabilities to Live Independently and Be Included in the Community": "Living Independently and Autistic Community")

21 March 2016: Annual Convention for Inclusive Growth (ACIG) 2016 of the Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion (DG EMPL) of the European Commission (EC), Crowne Plaza Hotel, Brussels

15 February 2016: Second Physical Open Consultation "Access to the Internet for Persons with Disabilities and Specific Needs" of the Council Working Group on International Internet-related Public Policy Issues (CWG-Internet) of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Geneva (read our oral statement at the consultation on accessibility needs of autistic persons)

27-28 January 2016: Conference "Geneva Engage: E-participation for International Geneva" of DiploFoundation and the Geneva Internet Platform (GIP), World Meteorological Organization (WMO), Geneva, organized in cooperation with the Republic and State of Geneva, Permanent Mission of Switzerland to the United Nations Office and to the other international organisations in Geneva, and Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)

10 December 2015: Fourth Strategic Dialogue Meeting "A Pillar of Social Rights" of the Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion (DG EMPL) of the European Commission (EC), Brussels

3 December 2015: Informal Meeting with Civil Society Partners of the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD), Palais des Nations, Geneva, organized by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)

24-25 November 2015: Eighth Session "Minorities in the Criminal Justice System" of the Forum on Minority Issues of the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC), Palais des Nations, Geneva (read our oral statement at the forum: "The Criminalization of Autistic Behaviours")

26 October-20 November 2015: 62nd Session of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), Palais des Nations, Geneva, organized by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)

26 October 2015: Meeting with NGOs "Follow-up to the UN Concluding Observations on the EU's Initial Report on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities" of the Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion (DG EMPL) of the European Commission (EC), Brussels

19 October-6 November 2015: 115th Session of the Human Rights Committee (HRCttee), Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), Palais Wilson, Geneva

8-9 October 2015: 2015 Mental Health Gap Action Programme (mhGAP) Forum "Mental Health Innovations and Their Uptake into Policy and Practice" of the World Health Organization (WHO), Geneva

22-23 September 2015: Seventh Milestones of a Global Campaign for Violence Prevention Meeting "Violence Prevention and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development" of the World Health Organization (WHO), Geneva

7 September 2015: Expert Meeting "The Deprivation of Liberty of Persons with Disabilities on the Basis of Disability" of the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the Special Rapporteur on the Right of Everyone to the Enjoyment of the Highest Attainable Standard of Physical and Mental Health, Palais des Nations, Geneva

17 August-4 September 2015: Fourteenth Session of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), Palais Wilson, Geneva (read our oral statement at the session opening on the post-2015 development agenda and UN member states' commitment to prevent autism)

3 July 2015: Conference "Children's Rights and the Aims of Education" of the Children's Rights Erasmus Academic Network (CREAN), University of Geneva

30 June-1 July 2015: International Conference "Volunteerism – Avenue for Social Transformation" of the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG), Vector of Friendship Union (VF Union), and Perm Center of Volunteerism Development (PCVD), Palais des Nations, Geneva

29 June-24 July 2015: 114th Session of the Human Rights Committee (HRCttee), Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), Palais Wilson, and Palais des Nations, Geneva (read our written contribution to the Half Day of General Discussion "Right to Life": "Right to Life and Prenatal Genetic Testing for Autism")

22 June 2015: Event "The United Nations and Civil Society – 70 Years Working Together: How Do We Make a Difference from Geneva?" of the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG), United Nations Non-Governmental Liaison Service (UN-NGLS), World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA), and Conference of Non-Governmental Organizations in Consultative Relationship with the United Nations (CoNGO), Palais des Nations, Geneva

16 June 2015: Half-Day General Discussion "Right to Just and Favourable Conditions of Work" of the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR), Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), Palais Wilson, Geneva (read our written contribution to the discussion: "Employment of Autistic Persons and Adverse Conditions of Work")

8-12 June 2015: 22nd Annual Meeting of Special Rapporteurs/Representatives, Independent Experts and Chairpersons of Working Groups of the Special Procedures of the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC), Palais des Nations, Geneva

25-29 May 2015: World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum 2015 "Innovating Together: Enabling ICTs for Sustainable Development", International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Geneva, organized by the ITU, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

20 May 2015: 2015 Annual General Meeting of the NGO Forum for Health, Ecumenical Centre, Geneva

20 May 2015: Geneva Global Health Literacy Forum, Campus Biotech, Geneva, organized by Health Literacy Europe, the Asian Health Literacy Association (AHLA), International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE), International Centre for Migration Health and Development (ICMHD), World Federation of Academic Institutions for Global Health (WFAIGH), University of Geneva, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID), Imperial College London, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), Maastricht University, and others

18-26 May 2015: 68th World Health Assembly (WHA) of the World Health Organization (WHO), Palais des Nations, Geneva

25 March-17 April 2015: Thirteenth Session of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), Palais Wilson, and Palais des Nations, Geneva (watch our side event on occasion of the UN's World Autism Awareness Day 2015: "Medical Experimentation on Autistic Children: Fake Cures and Global Stem Cell Tourism" and read our written contribution to the Day of General Discussion "The Right to Education for Persons with Disabilities": "Education for Autistic Self-advocacy")

4 March 2015: International High-level Conference "Re-thinking Women's Empowerment and Gender Equality in 2015 and Beyond" of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Paris

3-4 March 2015: International Multistakeholder Conference "CONNECTing the Dots: Options for Future Action – Conference on UNESCO's Internet Study: Access, Free Expression, Privacy and Ethics" of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Paris

18-20 February 2015: 2015 Social Forum "Access to Medicines in the Context of the Right of Everyone to the Enjoyment of the Highest Attainable Standard of Physical and Mental Health, Including Best Practices in this Regard" of the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC), Palais des Nations, Geneva

15-17 December 2014: 2014 International Conference of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) "Re-enchanting the World with the Post-2015 Development Agenda" of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Paris

11 December 2014: TEDxPlaceDesNations, Palais des Nations, Geneva, organized by the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG), Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), World Health Organization (WHO), World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), International Trade Centre (ITC), International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Universal Postal Union (UPU), Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), and Republic and State of Geneva

25-26 November 2014: Seventh Session "Preventing and Addressing Violence and Atrocity Crimes Targeted against Minorities" of the Forum on Minority Issues of the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC), Palais des Nations, Geneva (read our oral statement at the forum: "Online Hate Speech and Incitement to Violence against Autistics")

24 November 2014: Dialogue "The Role of the UN in Preventing and Addressing Violence and Atrocity Crimes against Minorities" of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), Palais des Nations, Geneva

6-7 November 2014: Beijing+20 Regional Review Meeting "Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women and Girls for Sustainable Development in the ECE Region" of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), Palais des Nations, Geneva

5 November 2014: Joint Technical Symposium "Innovation and Access to Medical Technologies: Challenges and Opportunities for Middle-Income Countries" of the World Health Organization (WHO), World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), and World Trade Organization (WTO), at the WTO, Geneva

31 October 2014: Meeting "Business as Unusual: Making Workplaces Inclusive of People with Disabilities" of the ILO Global Business and Disability Network (GBDN), International Labour Organization, Geneva

10 October 2014: Event "Living a Healthy Life with Mental Illness" of the World Health Organization (WHO), Geneva

8-9 October 2014: Workshop "Enhancing Cooperation between the United Nations and Regional Mechanisms for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights" of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), Palais des Nations, Geneva

7-31 October 2014: 112th Session of the Human Rights Committee (HRCttee), Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), Palais Wilson, and Palais des Nations, Geneva

7-10 October 2014: Second Pre-Sessional Working Group of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), Palais Wilson, Geneva

7-9 October 2014: 75th Session of the Committee on Housing and Land Management (CHLM) of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), Palais des Nations, Geneva

15 September-3 October 2014: Twelfth Session of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), Palais Wilson, and Palais des Nations, Geneva

12 September 2014: Day of General Discussion "Digital Media and Children's Rights" of the Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC), Palais des Nations, Geneva, organized by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) (read our written contribution to the discussion: "Digital Media and the Autistic Community")

4-5 September 2014: 2014 Mental Health Gap Action Programme (mhGAP) Forum and Launch of World Suicide Report of the World Health Organization (WHO), Geneva

1-2 September 2014: Global Consultation "The Right to Challenge the Lawfulness of Detention Before Court" of the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD), Palais des Nations, Geneva, organized by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) (read our oral statements at the consultation: "Criminal Detention of Autistic Persons" and "Institutionalization of Autistic Children and Adults")

7-25 July 2014: 111th Session of the Human Rights Committee (HRCttee), Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), Palais Wilson, and Palais des Nations, Geneva

7 July 2014: Half-Day General Discussion "Girls'/Women's Right to Education" of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), Palais des Nations, Geneva, organized by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) (read our written contribution to the discussion: "Autistic Girls' and Women's Right to Education")

21 May 2014: 2014 Annual General Meeting of the NGO Forum for Health, Handicap International (HI), Geneva

19-24 May 2014: 67th World Health Assembly (WHA) of the World Health Organization (WHO), Palais des Nations, Geneva

14-17 April 2014: First Pre-Sessional Working Group of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), Palais Wilson, Geneva

3 April 2014: Event "Celebrating the World Autism Awareness Day 2014" of the World Health Organization (WHO), Geneva, organized in collaboration with Autisme Suisse Romande

2-4 April 2014: 25th General Assembly of the Conference of Non-Governmental Organizations in Consultative Relationship with the United Nations (CoNGO), Salvation Army International Social Justice Commission (ISJC), New York (watch our presentations on occasion of the UN's World Autism Awareness Day 2014)

1-3 April 2014: 2014 Social Forum "The Rights of Older Persons, Including Best Practices in this Regard" of the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC), Palais des Nations, Geneva

31 March-11 April 2014: Eleventh Session of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), Palais Wilson, Geneva (watch our side event on occasion of the UN's World Autism Awareness Day 2014: "Moving from Autism Awareness to Autism Acceptance")

12-13 March 2014: Workshop "History, Humanities and Global Health: Critical Perspectives, Contemporary Debates" of the University of York, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID), University of Lausanne, and World Health Organization (WHO), at the WHO and IHEID, Geneva

4-5 February 2014: Workshop "The Future of Social Housing: Environmental and Social Challenges and the Way Forward" of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT), Palais des Nations, Geneva, organized in cooperation with the European Federation of Public, Cooperative and Social Housing (CECODHAS Housing Europe)

2-4 December 2013: 2013 United Nations Forum on Business and Human Rights of the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC), Palais des Nations, Geneva (read our written statement to the forum: "The Guiding Principles and Autistic Self-advocacy")

29 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 (A4HP), World Health Organization (WHO), Geneva, organized in collaboration with the WHO and the University of Geneva

28 November 2013: Panel Discussions on Minority Issues on occasion of the launching of the OHCHR publication "Promoting and Protecting Minority Rights –  A Guide for Advocates" of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), Palais des Nations, Geneva

26-27 November 2013: Sixth Session "Beyond Freedom of Religion or Belief: Guaranteeing the Rights of Religious Minorities" of the Forum on Minority Issues of the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC), Palais des Nations, Geneva (read our oral statement at the forum: "The Key Pillars of Minority Protection and Us")

12 November 2013: Sixth High-level Symposium on Global Health Diplomacy "Health Diplomacy Meets Science Diplomacy" of the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID), Geneva, organized in cooperation with the Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences (SAMS)