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OPAF PSA: INTL DAY OF DISABLED PERSONS

Jeffrey S. Reznick

The Orthotic and Prosthetic Assistance Fund (OPAF) offers the following information from The World Bank as public service announcement (PSA), in fulfillment of OPAF’s official representation of O&P in community and philanthropic circles. OPAF aims primarily to enable individuals with physical disabilities – especially those served by members of the U.S.
orthotics and prosthetics community – to enjoy the rewards of personal interaction, physical fitness, and social interaction. Complete information about OPAF is available at http://www.opfund.org.

—–Original Message—–
From: [email protected]
Sent: Wednesday, May 26, 2004 5:06 PM
Subject: Save the Date: International Day of Disabled Persons – WB Event
– November 30

Dear colleagues:

I am writing to you today with a save the date message as we at the World Bank are preparing a meeting and celebration for this year’s United Nations (UN) Day of Disabled Person’s on Disability & Development.

The event will be held in Washington D.C., at the World Bank headquarters, on November 30 2004 and constitutes the follow-up to the December 2002 event (view proceedings at this link):

http://www.worldbank.org/wbi/B-SPAN/sub_disability_conference_2002_index
.htm

There has been some exciting work evolving in the disability and development community which we hope will be able to further our work to reduce global poverty for disabled people. It is our expectation that the activities which will be held in the Bank will include many of our partners. The day will enable us to discuss progress, confront challenges and opportunities in order to bring this important work forward. The progress which we have been making is because of the increased interest in disability and development across a whole host of development agencies, civil society, UN family and donors.

We will provide information regarding the November meeting over the coming months through our website. In the meantime, please mark your calendar for this date to join us in Washington. Please also share this notice with your colleagues.

We would also appreciate knowing if your organization is planning any activities for the UN Day. Please send your information to:
[email protected]

Thank you,

Judith E. Heumann
Advisor, Disability and Development
The World Bank

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