On Saturday 30th November, IED was privileged to attend the pre-launch event for the Association of People Living with Dwarfism. The day was filled with inspirational speeches from esteemed guests to highlight the importance of creating inclusive disability friendly policies. Guests of honor included motivational speaker Becky Curran, Global Disability Inclusion Strategist, Debra Ruh and international star of the Hobbit, Kiran Shah.
The Hunger Project, in partnership with the UN Democracy Fund published a Report titled 2013 State of Participatory Democracy with the aim that it will contribute to mainstreaming participatory local democracy in development policies and programs, ensuring that people’s fundamental human right to participate in public affairs is assured.
ELOG has been closely monitoring the pre election environment processes since June 2012 during which 542 long term observers were deployed to observe and report on the pre-election environment. Our primary goal in collecting this valuable information is to contribute to a peaceful election and to enhance the integrity of the election