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CRPD Side Event – Mental Health in the Context of 2030 Agenda

Mental health in the context of 2030 Agenda
Moving from global commitment to local action

Side event at the 9th Conference of State Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
Wednesday, 15 June 2016, h. 1.15 – 2.30pm, Conference Room D United Nations Headquarters, New York
Light lunch near the Vienna Café will be served starting from 12.45


Moderator: Mr. Facundo Chavez Penillas, Human Rights and Disability Advisor, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

Welcoming Remarks

Hon. Alexia Manombe-Ncube, Deputy Minister of Disability Affairs, Namibia

H.E. Sebastiano Cardi, Permanent Representative, Italy

H.E. Mateo Estremé, Deputy Permanent Representative, Argentina

Moderated discussion

Dr. Michelle Funk, Mental Health Policy and Service Development, WHO

Ms. Teresa Di Fiandra, Ministry of Health, Italy

Mr. Salam Gomez, Co-Chair, World Network of Users and Survivors of Psychiatry


Main objectives

Share best practices, concrete examples as well as main challenges in integrating persons with mental and intellectual disabilities in all aspects of their societies

Discuss measures to improve accessibility and inclusion for persons with mental impairments throughout all stages of their lifetime

Promote every activity aimed at ensuring that mental well-being and disability are given due consideration in the implementation and review of the Agenda 2030