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Statement of U Soe Win at the UN's 13th Conference of the State Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

U Soe Win spoke at a roundtable even at the UN's CRPD Conference in 2020. This is what he said.

Brent Morgan and Amar Timalsina represent TLM at the UN in New York
Statement of Mr. Brent Morgan, made before the CRPD Conference on 13 June 2018

Brent Morgan, TLM International Director, spoke at the UN's 11th CRPD Conference in 2018. This is the statement he delivered.

TLM Switzerland CEO, Markus, meets with a representative from Bangladesh's permanent mission to the UN in Geneva
Taking a petition to the UN Human Rights Council - 2021

In October 2021, TLM presented a petition to permanent missions to the UN in Geneva. The petition called for an end to all laws that discriminate against persons affected by leprosy.

TLM's Side Event at the UN's CRPD Conference 2022 (COSP15)

On Friday 17 June 2022, TLM hosted a side event at the UN's CRPD Conference, alongside our partners, Disabled Peoples' International

Ana smiling to camera
Leprosy and the 3rd COSP16 Roundtable: Reaching the under-represented groups of persons with disabilities

The Co-Chair of the 3rd Roundtable at the 2023 CRPD Conference was Ana Ivonia from The Leprosy Mission Timor-Leste

Mathias in the General Assembly hall of the United Nations in New York
Mathias Duck's Statement at COSP16 (CRPD Conference 2023)

The Leprosy Mission's Global Advocacy Lead's statement, written for the CRPD Conference in 2023

Statement on the next Special Rapporteur on the elimination of discrimination against persons affected by leprosy and their family members

The Leprosy Mission calls on the United Nations to select someone with personal experience of leprosy as the next Special Rapporteur on the elimination of discrimination against persons affected by leprosy and their family members.

A young Indian man in a white shirt stands between two yellow lorries smiling
The Leprosy Mission's CRPD Conference Side Event 2024

At COSP17 The Leprosy Mission is hosting a side event on the right to work and employment for persons with disability in low and middle income countries

UN General Assembly Hall in New York
The Leprosy Mission at the CRPD Conference 2024

The Leprosy Mission will be attending COSP17 to represent the voices of persons affected by leprosy and persons affected by NTDs within this crucial disability rights context

Young people in Nepal stand outside their home
Fuelling Opportunities to end Unemployment for Nepalis with Disabilities

This project works in rural areas of Nepal to assist young people in finding work.

Rajo with a cow she bought with a grant from the NUPIP Project
North West Bangladesh Ultra Poverty Initiative Project (NUPIP)

NUPIP helps the ‘ultra’ poor affected by leprosy to look after their own health and find sustainable ways of making a living, whilst tackling stigma.

Food distribution in DR Congo during the Covid-19 pandemic
We are able!

Working towards Zero Discrimination, We are able! works to bring access to resources for food security where there has been a protracted crisis.

A gathering of women in brightly colored saris
Women for Health Advocacy Livelihoods & Empowerment (WHALE)

WHALE seeks to reduce the discrimination and gender inequality women with and without leprosy face in Muzaffarpur, India, getting them involved in their community and empowering them to self-advocate.

Livelihoods and advocacy at Chanchaga Leprosy Community

The project helped the community to find their own voice, access funding, and organise around a sustainable livelihood project that has given new life to the community.

Self-help group members in Bangladesh meet together, sat in a group in plastic chairs
Facilitating for Rights, Entitlements and Empowerment (FREE)

The FREE project aims to improve living conditions for persons affected by leprosy through increasing access to government entitlements and services.

A lady who has benefited from the project smiles to camera
Establishing 700 Self-Help Groups across North Bangladesh

Over 15 years, TLM Bangladesh have established a network of 700 Self-Help Groups, which have now become autonomous Disabled Peoples' Organisations.