FIMITIC Seminar on “Advancing Disability Rights in Europe” in Ohrid, FYRO Macedonia, initially planned October 12-15, 2006, postponed


On behalf of the organizer - FIMITIC- and in agreement with the Macedonian hosting member association – STILM – ( Association of Physically Disabled Persons of Macedonia) we are herewith informing you of our decision to unfortunately have had cancelled the

FIMITIC- Seminar entitled “Advancing Disability Rights in Europe: People with Physical Disability “

scheduled for the period October 12-15, 2006 at Hotel Granit in Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia until a new date in near future.

The reason for this lies of course in the unforeseeable situation created at the very last moment and beyond our control. Due to very late cancellation of three important key speakers and delegates from diverse FIMITIC member associations the risk was too high to reach the aim of and fully succeed with the event.

To have done so we hope that this does not cause you too much inconvenience and place our trust that we will have your support and interest in attending when we fix the new dates.

FIMITIC Seminar on “Advancing Disability Rights in Europe“

”People with Physical Disability in the countries of South Eastern Europe” in Ohrid, FYROMacedonia, on October 12-15, 2006

FIMITIC, the International Federation of Persons with Physical Disability, more than 50 years takes action to improve the life of disabled people covering a wide geographic area, also in the countries of Eastern and South-Eastern Europe.

Death of a pioneer – FIMITIC Board member Monica Antoci, Romania, has passed away

Bonn, Germany, September 2, 2006

It is with great sadness that we have to announce that Monica Antoci,
- President of the Romanian member association AHNR (Association for the
Neuromotor Handicapped of Romania),
- President of the Romanian Disability Council and
- FIMITIC Board member
during a short stay in hospital due to a sudden brain haemorrhage died last Saturday, September 2, 2006, in Arad.
The funeral will take place in Arad on Thursday.

The FIMITIC Board extends its most sincere condolences to Monica Antoci´ s family and the leaders and members of the Romanian member association.

Towards a United Nations Convention on the Human Rights of Persons with Disabilities

The report on 8th Ad Hoc Convention committee meeting (by Nigel Brander, Ireland,
President of FIMITIC and representative at the meeting in New York, August 14-25, 2006)
was added to the website. You can read it here

IPC Athletics World Championship Assen, The Netherlands, 2006

Bonn, Germany, September 01, 2006 – For the first time, sports fans around the world will be able to watch footage from the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Athletics World Championships via the IPC’s Internet television channel

Football World Cup 2006 in Germany - People with Disability

Bonn, August 26, 2006

Shortly after the football World Cup 2006 in Germany this year the football World Cup of People with Disability – 4. INAS (International Sports Federation for Persons with Intellectual Disability) - FID Fußball WM” will run during the period

August 27 – September 17, 2006

with participation of teams from 16 countries and in 41 different places in Germany.

The opening even as highlight takes place in Cologne on August 27, the starting match in Duisburg on August 29 and final match in Leverkusen on September 16, 2006.

More information available here.

Agreement Reached on New Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Bonn, August 26, 2006

Delegates and representatives of the global disability movement were working hard to bring to a conclusion the draft Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities when they met at the 8th Ad Hoc Committee Convention meeting at the United Nations in New York from 14 to 25 August 2006.

Already in the negotiating phase FIMITIC was involved in the development process towards a successful end with agreement on a new convention to protect the rights of persons with disabilities. This was possible thanks formal and informal expertise and contributions delivered on the consultation of the draft text concepts and substance as well as by active international cooperation done.

At the United Nations in New York FIMITIC was represented by its President Nigel Brander, member of the Irish governmental delegation to the United Nations Ad Hoc Committee.
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