9th session of the Conference of States Parties Brussels 24 June 2015 // One more year, Lieven Bauwens, International Federation for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus (IF) Secretary General attended the 9th session of the Conference of States Parties (COSP) to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) at the United Nations headquarters in New York from the 14th to 16th June 2016. Together with David Morrissey, Executive Director of United States International Council on Disabilities (USICD) and IF Global Expert Panel member, the International Federation was represented at the Conference of States Parties to the CRPD.

Budapest EU workshopBudapest 21 June 2015 // The  first European workshop of 2016 took place on 18-19 June in Budapest, Hungary. IF members from 17 European countries came together to discuss their working priorities and to give the IF secretariat guidance for its 2017 activities.

gnr2016Brussels 17 June 2015 // On 14 June 2016, the 2016 Global Report Nutrition Report was launched simultaneously in Beijing, Johannesburg, Nairobi, New Delhi, New York, Stockholm and Washington D.C. The Global Nutrition Report 2016 (GNR) aims at gathering existing nutrition data and processes, with renewed international attention on nutrition, and contributes to stronger accountability for nutrition. The GNR provides a new outlook on women who received iron and folic acid during their most recent pregnancy, and women who received iron and folic acid during the most recent pregnancy and did not take it.

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