Regional Consultation - Pacific

Regional Consultation - Pacific

Jan
24-25
2018
(All day) in Fiji
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Add to Calendarhttps://interagencystandingcommittee.org/iasc-task-team-inclusion-persons-disabilities-humanitarian-action/meetings/regional-consultation01-23-2018 12:00:0001-24-2018 12:00:0035Regional Consultation - Pacific Overview:  The Pacific Disability Forum (PDF), in partnership with the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) Task Team on Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Humanitarian Action and the International Disability Alliance (co-chair of the Task Team), held a regional multi-stakeholder consultation for the Pacific in Nadi, Fiji from 24 – 25 January 2018. The consultation was made possible through the support of the Permanent Mission of Australia to the United Nations in Geneva.  The workshop is the first in a series of regional consultations which will support the development of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) Guidelines on Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Humanitarian Action (“the Guidelines”). It provided an opportunity for organizations of persons with disabilities (DPOs), humanitarian and development stakeholders and governments based in the Pacific region to input into the development of the Guidelines, noting the unique experience of small, isolated and developing Pacific Island Countries in natural disasters and climate change. Sixty participants, including DPOs, humanitarian organizations, UN agencies, representatives from the Fijian and Vanuatu governments, Pacific intergovernmental organisations, Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the New Zealand High Commission and the UN Resident Coordinator for the Pacific were present over the two days. The workshop aimed to:  Share feedback on priority areas/key components for the Guidelines Obtain feedback from stakeholders on the level of details required for the Guidelines to be effective and relevant in the field Collect existing information, promising practices and other relevant information from participants to support the content development of the Guidelines Identify how regional humanitarian actors can contribute to phases of the Guidelines development process, including establishing appropriate feedback mechanisms. For more information on the discussions:   please refer to the agenda and report displayed on the right of this page.  read the Pacific Disability Forum Media Release  view the Pacific Consultation Photo gallery (courtesy of Pacific Disability Forum) FijitrueMM/DD/YYYY

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IASC TT on inclusion of persons with disabilities Pacific Consultation (group Photo)

Overview: 

The Pacific Disability Forum (PDF), in partnership with the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) Task Team on Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Humanitarian Action and the International Disability Alliance (co-chair of the Task Team), held a regional multi-stakeholder consultation for the Pacific in Nadi, Fiji from 24 – 25 January 2018. The consultation was made possible through the support of the Permanent Mission of Australia to the United Nations in Geneva. 

The workshop is the first in a series of regional consultations which will support the development of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) Guidelines on Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Humanitarian Action (“the Guidelines”). It provided an opportunity for organizations of persons with disabilities (DPOs), humanitarian and development stakeholders and governments based in the Pacific region to input into the development of the Guidelines, noting the unique experience of small, isolated and developing Pacific Island Countries in natural disasters and climate change.

Sixty participants, including DPOs, humanitarian organizations, UN agencies, representatives from the Fijian and Vanuatu governments, Pacific intergovernmental organisations, Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the New Zealand High Commission and the UN Resident Coordinator for the Pacific were present over the two days.

The workshop aimed to: 

  • Share feedback on priority areas/key components for the Guidelines
  • Obtain feedback from stakeholders on the level of details required for the Guidelines to be effective and relevant in the field
  • Collect existing information, promising practices and other relevant information from participants to support the content development of the Guidelines
  • Identify how regional humanitarian actors can contribute to phases of the Guidelines development process, including establishing appropriate feedback mechanisms.

For more information on the discussions: 

Location

 
City
Fiji

Contact

Ms. Georgia Dominik

International Disability Alliance
Email:
gdominik@ida-secretariat.org

Ms. Isabelle de Muyser-Boucher

Geneva
Email:
demuyser-boucher@un.org
Phone:
+41 22 917 3290