Accessible online meetings could strengthen the right to participate in the process to achieve the sustainable development goals for learning, work, health, political participation all over the world. Disabled Peoples Organizations, DPO:s, play an important part in making the tools for participation work to support inclusion in decision making. The seminar will take up how to use accessible remote participation and highlight the most important steps forward.

Welcome note Madeleine Harby Samuelsson Secretary of state Sweden to Åsa Regnér Minister for Children, the Elderly and Gender Equality from the Swedish government
The right to participate in decision-making Charlotta Göller, Gender Equality Focal Point, Office of the UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities Cases presented by Mia Larsdotter, Begripsam group Axel Isaksson, Swabia Hassan and Zuberi Sige project Come Together in Sweden, Rwanda and Tanzania Mia Ahlgren, The Swedish Disability Federation The way forward Pilar Orero, Professor, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain Risnawati Utami, Founder Perhimpunan OHANA Indonesia Helga Stevens, Member of the European Parliament, Belgium

Moderator: Catherine Naughton Director, European Disability Forum

Twitter moderator: Maria Johansson, President Equally Unique Hashtags: #R2Po #COSP9

Right2Participation – Accessible online meetings #R2Po
Side event at the UN Conference of state parties 15th of June 2016