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UNICEF press releases from Central & Eastern Europe (CEE) and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) from 2011 with a focus on Children with disabilities.

President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev responds to questions posed by children with disabilities – participants of the International Conference on Inclusive Education
MOSCOW, Russian Federation, 19 December 2011 - Russian disabled kids got a long-awaited message from Dmitry Medvedev, President of the Russian Federation.

Survey: It’s about ability campaign results in positive change for children with disability in Montenegro
PODGORICA, 14 December 2011 – Montenegro’s Prime Minister Igor Luksic and UNICEF Representative Benjamin Perks today unveiled the impact of the groundbreaking campaign It’s about ability promoting inclusion of children with disabilities into society.

First inclusive film festival on child rights unveiled in Croatia
RIJEKA, Croatia, 2 December 2011 - For the first time in Croatia, visually and hearing-impaired children enjoyed screenings of more than 30 movies mostly produced for and by kids during a recent UNICEF-supported Child Rights Film Festival “Cinequity”.

Experts, governments discuss reforms to ensure inclusion of children with disabilities
BAKU, Azerbaijan, 20 September 2011 – During an international conference that opened here today, experts urged governments and leaders to focus on early detection, provide inclusive education, health care and social services for children with disabilities

International conference to discuss inclusion of children with disabilities in society
BAKU/GENEVA/BERLIN, 15 September 2011 - UNICEF Goodwill Ambassadors, The Berliner Philharmoniker, visit Baku to raise awareness

Advancing knowledge on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Turkmenistan
ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan, 16 August 2011 – Members of the Working Group of the Interministerial Commission on Implementation of the International Obligations of Human Rights participated in a workshop on the implementation of the CRPD.

Children Get Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Braille, Audio and Sign Language for the First Time in the Balkans
CETINJE, 8 JUNE, 2011 – Within the It’s about ability campaign, six children with visual and hearing impairments received the first copies of the child friendly version of the CRPD in Braille, audio and sign language in the Balkans.

"Abilities are limitless” - Heydar Aliyev Foundation and UNICEF launch campaign on children with disabilities
BAKU, June 1, 2011 – Today, on International Children’s Day, the Heydar Aliyev Foundation and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) launch the campaign “Abilities are Limitless” aimed at combatting discrimination against children with disabilities.

UN Secretary General visits children with disabilities in Moscow
MOSCOW, Russian Federation, 22 April 2011 - As part of his official visit to Russia on April 21-23, 2011, UN Secretary General Mr. Ban Ki-moon visited the Centre for Curative Pedagogics in Moscow.

Turkmenistan parliamentarians familiarize with the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, 20 April 2011 – A two day orientation workshop for twenty five parliamentarians was initiated by the Mejlis of Turkmenistan and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Ashgabat.

It's about ability in 2011
PLJEVLJA, JUNE 3, 2011 – Within the second phase of the It’s about ability campaign, Pljevlja’s municipal parliament will have a special session on creating inclusive local communities from 11.00 to 12.30 on Friday, June 3.

Intergenerational dialogue on inclusion in Bijelo Polje
BIJELO POLJE, 7 March 2011 – More than thirty children with and without disabilities met in Bijelo Polje with representatives of national and local authorities from northern municipalities to discuss actions to be taken to support full inclsuion

EU support to boost social inclusion in Montenegro
PODGORICA, 23 February 2011 – The Ministry of Labour & Social Welfare, the Ministry of Education & Sport, the Delegation of the EU to Montenegro, UNICEF & UNDP launched “The Social Welfare & Child Care System Reform – Enhancing Social Inclusion" project.

"It's about ability" campaign honoured for the best humanitarian action in Montenegro
PODGORICA, 15 February 2011 - The UNICEF Montenegro campaign 'Govorimo o mogucnostima' wins the 2010 best humanitarian action award.



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