Technology and Design for Independent Living

Monday 10 June at 1:15 - 2:30 PM in Conference Room 7, UNHQ.

The Permanent Missions of Singapore, Norway and the United Arab Emirates to the United Nations invite you to a Side-Event for the 12th Session of the Conference of States Parties on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities 

Technology and Design for Independent Living

Technology and design can play powerful roles in enabling the implementation of the RPD. At this side-event, learn about how the public and people sector can be synergised to increase access to assistive technology, incorporate inclusive and intuitive design in infrastructure and services, and strengthen community support. We invite you to exchange best practices, lessons learnt and innovative solutions to build inclusive environments for persons with special needs!


  • Ms Chia Yong Yong, President of SPD, Singapore
  • Dr Yousef Salem Al Hammadi, Executive Director of Artificial Intelligence for the Special Olympics, Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Ms Karianne Rygh Hjortdahl, Directorate for Children, Youth and Family Affairs, Norway

RSVP here. 

See invitation here.


Conference Room 7, UNHQ