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On the eve of International Day for Persons with Disabilities, International Paralympic Committee President Andrew Parsons (IPC) updates the next phase of WeThe15.​
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On the eve of International Day for Persons with Disabilities, International Paralympic Committee President Andrew Parsons (IPC) updates the next phase of WeThe15. 

 

Andrew Parsons’ Message:


Dear Paralympic friends,

On the eve of International Day for Persons with Disabilities, I wanted to provide an update on the next phase of WeThe15. Following a meeting this week with the International Disability Alliance, the co-chairs of WeThe15 alongside the IPC, we decided to postpone the launch of phase two of the campaign until 2023.We are committed to ensuring that the second phase of the campaign translates awareness into action and includes materials to facilitate your engagement in the campaign.

Despite the delay in the launch of phase two, I am pleased to inform you that today we are announcing United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) as our 19th strategic partner of WeThe15.

UCLG is a global network of 240,000 cities, local and regional governments, and municipal associations. Its role is to represent and amplify the voices of local and regional governments to leave no-one and no place behind. By joining WeThe15, UCLG will ensure that disability inclusion is at the heart of the municipal movement through continued advocacy, learning and training with its members on equitable development.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

As the theme for this year’s International Day for Persons with Disabilities (December 3, 2022) is transformative solutions for inclusive development, let’s continue to celebrate the transformative impact of Para sport!"


 

WeThe15, which aims to be the biggest ever human rights movement to represent the world’s 1.2 billion persons with disabilities, was named the International Campaign of the Year at the 2022 Sport Industry Awards.

The founding partners of WeThe15 are the International Paralympic Committee, International Disability Alliance, Special Olympics, Invictus Games Foundation, the International Committee of Sports for the Deaf (Deaflympics), UN Human Rights, UNESCO, the UN SDG Action Campaign, the European Commission, The Valuable 500, Global Citizen, Global Disability Innovation Hub, the UN Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC), International Disability and Development Consortium, C-Talent, Global Goals Advisory, ATscale – the Global Partnership for Assistive Technology, Zero Project, and the Global Alliance of Assistive Technology Organisations (GAATO). 

Dec 3, 2022 13:38
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