Stakeholder Group of Persons with Disabilities20 July 2017 // The High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) in New York has come to an end, and countries have reaffirmed their commitment to achieve the landmark 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. During the event, 44 countries presented their Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs) of progress at the national and sub-national levels. Representatives of the Stakeholder Group of Persons with Disabilities (SGPwD) were active to ensure that all VNRs had a reference to persons with disabilities.

Dr. Richard Finnell29 June 2017 // Registration is now open for the 10th International Conference on Neural Tube Defects (NTDs), which will take place in Austin, Texas, October 1-4, 2017. This year’s focus will be on genomics of NTDs, developmental biology, clinical consequences of NTDs/Hydrocephalus, and emerging technologies.

iddc28 June 2017 // Education is key to ensure society's growth so it should always be at the top of the concerns of all, including civil society organisations and governements. UNESCO published new data showing high out-of-school rates in many countries, pointing out that global education levels will remain below that target for generations.

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