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2004 World Bank International Disability Conference

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In Celebration of the United Nations
2004 International Day of Disabled Persons
December 3rd, 2004

Disability and Inclusive Development: Sharing, Learning and Building Alliances

On Tuesday, November 30 – Wednesday, December 1, 2004, the World Bank organized its second international disability and development conference.

This event constitutes a follow-up to the Bank's December 2002 international conference, and took stock of the exciting work done in the disability and development community over the past two years. The conference aimed to build upon its past work in order to further reduce global poverty for disabled people.

Conference Agenda (84kb msword)
Full Conference Guide (253kb msword)


Disability News


"Donors urged to focus more on disability link"
Financial Times On-line, December 1, 2004

"World Bank Advisor on Disability and Development visits Bosnia and Herzegovina" (515kb pdf)
Bosnia Daily, October 26, 2004

"Money for Disabled IN BiH is badly distributed" (26kb msword)
Interview with Judith Heumann, World Bank Advisor on Disability and Development
Bosnia and Herzegovinia Daily “Nezavisne”, October 26, 2004

World Bank

"World Bank Institute Launches First Disabilities Learning Program"
World Bank, August 19, 2004

"Breaking the Cycle"
World Bank, July 26, 2004

"Unleashing Hidden Talents: Inclusive policies toward disabled people can produce big development gains"
World Bank, July 26, 2004

"Banking on an Accessible Future: Work on many fronts is making the Bank a good employer for people with disabilities"
World Bank, July 26, 2004

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