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U.S.-China Coordination Meeting on Disability

U.S.-China Coordination Meeting on Disability

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
April 13, 2015

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The U.S.-China Coordination Meeting on Disability will take place in Washington, DC, April 14-15, 2015. Special Advisor for International Disability Rights Judith Heumann will lead the U.S. delegation. Sun Xiande, Executive Vice President of the China Disabled Persons Federation, will lead the Chinese delegation.

This is the first high level Coordination Meeting on Disability between the United States and China. The Meeting will bring together government and non-government experts from the United States and China to discuss the rights of persons with disabilities. Issues for discussion include employment, education, the role of civil society organizations, and engagement of the private sector. The delegation will also visit George Washington University and relevant governmental and non-governmental organizations.

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