13th Annual Forum on Global Health: Looking up- disability inclusive development in the Asian century. Thu, 26th Oct 2017 at 10:00 am
Address: 30 Flemington Rd Parkville VIC 3052


13th Annual Forum on Global Health: Looking up- disability inclusive development in the Asian century. (brochure attached)



The 13th Annual Global Health Forum brings together leading academics, policy makers and practitioners to discuss pressing contemporary issues in global health. In 2017, we discuss current challenges and opportunities for disability inclusion in health and international development.


The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) was agreed a decade ago; however, disability inclusion in international development has remained piecemeal at best. The relationship between poverty and disability is well-known, but disability was conspicuously absent in the Millennium Development Goals and from recent human development policy and practice. New commitments to inclusive development are encouraging signs of change. The 2030 Agenda promises to ‘leave no one behind’ with the Sustainable Development Goals including specific goals and indicators on disability inclusion. The challenge is to translate these commitments into action.


Asia and the Pacific is home to an estimated 650 million persons with disabilities. The region has also taken a lead in seeking to put CRPD principles into practice. This includes the Incheon Strategy to ‘Make the Right Real’ for Persons with Disabilities in Asia and the Pacific and Australia’s lead in promoting inclusive international development practice through DFAT’s Development for All StrategyThe region is also changing. Ageing populations, shifting health trends and inequitable access to economic growth raise important questions about who benefits and who does not.


The 13th Annual Global Health Forum acknowledges growing commitments to disability inclusion and achievements in the region while seeking to move beyond the rhetoric.




26th October 2017. Registration at 10:30 am. Finish at 5 pm.




Bio 21, 30 Flemington Road, Parkville, Melbourne VIC 3052


Registration (required- free event): http://go.unimelb.edu.au/m6r6


We very much hope you can join us.