The Problems of Disabled People is in the Spotlight of the International Conference

On 4 July 2008 the International Scientific and Practical Conference “Disability and Society” takes place in the Minsk International Education Center(ul. Gazety Pravda, 11). The conference is organized by the Public Association “Belarusian Association of Disabled People”, State Management and Social Technologies Institute of the Belarus State University with support of the UN Office in Belarus.

On 4 July 2008 the International Scientific and Practical Conference “Disability and Society” takes place in the Minsk International Education Center(ul. Gazety Pravda, 11). The conference is organized by the Public Association “Belarusian Association of Disabled People”, State Management and Social Technologies Institute of the Belarus State University with support of the UN Office in Belarus.

The conference objective is to estimate effectiveness of social security system for disabled persons as well as to prepare recommendations on its further improvement. The conference participants are scheduled to discuss experience of the Public Association “Belarusian Association of Disabled People” in scientific, organizational, methodical and practical activities towards creation of social structures and jobs in state sector of economy and disabled persons’ organizations.

Among the issues to be discussed at the conference are opportunities for implementing new prevention and rehabilitation technologies; training system improvements, needed for integrated approach to the problem of disability; as well as issues concerning implementation of fundamental UN, WHO and ILO documents on disabled persons social security and improvement of national legislation on these problems.

For more information, please contact Syarhey Drazdowski, BelOI Deputy Chairman (tel. +375–296–84 58 67).

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