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World Autism Awareness Day

New York
02 April, 2014

The Day raises awareness of autism on all levels of society and encourages participation of Member States, civil society, private and public organizations and the UN system. A message of the Secretary-General has been delivered each year on that occasion.

A ôMeet the Authorö (sponsored by the UN Department of Public Information) of Drawing Autism (Jill Mullin) will start the Day at the North Lobby of the Secretariat Building (12-1pm). After that, a film screening (sponsored by the UN Permanent Missions of Italy and Argentina) of the documentary Ocho pasos adelante (e. Eight Steps Forward) will commence (1-3pm) at the ECOSOC Chamber, which will be followed by a Q&A session.

The filmĺs director (Selene Colombo), the Permanent Representatives of Italy (H.E. Mr. Sebastiano Cardi) and Argentina (H.E. Ms. MarÝa Cristina Perceval) as well as the Under Secretary-General of DPI (Mr. Peter Launsky-Tieffenthal) and the Director of the Division for Social Policy and Development, DESA (Ms. Daniela Bas) will be present. A keynote address by Mr. Ron Suskind, a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and senior fellow at Harvard University on his book ôLiving Animated,ö will proceed two panel discussions on ôLegal Instrumentsö and ôInclusion in Practiceö that are scheduled for 3-6 in the ECOSOC Chamber.

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Date 02 April, 2014
Time
Location New York
Organizer Division for Inclusive Social Development [ Content posted by United Nations Secretariat, Agency, or Programme UN ENTITY ]
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