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WBU Representation on External Bodies

Below is the list of international organizations WBU consults with in order to be the voice of blind people, representing our needs to these groups to ensure inclusion in their polices and practices.  

IAPB (International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness)

Arnt Holte
Group photo

IBSA (International Blind Sports Association)

Enrique Pérez and Maryanne Diamond

ICEVI (Int'l Council for the Education of People with Visual Impairment)

Maryanne Diamond

IDP (Institutional Development Program)

Maryanne Diamond

UN Panel of Experts

William Rowland and Maryanne Diamond

IDA (International Disability Alliance)

Maryanne Diamond and William Rowland

WSIS (World Summit on the Information Society)

Stephen King

UN Accreditation with ECOSOC (Economic and Social Council) 

Maryanne Diamond 

WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organisation)

Chris Friend

World Bank/GPDD (Global Partnership for Disability and Development)

Maryanne Diamond

UPU (Universal Postal Union)

Colin Low

International Mobility Conference

Steve LaGrow

IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations)

Chris Friend

The DAISY Consortium

Chris Friend

WHO (World Health Organization)

Arnt Holte

UNICEF (United Nations International Children's Education Fund) 

Susan LaVenture

UNESCO (United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization)

To be confirmed, with ICEVI expertise re EFA-VI Campaign

ILO (International Labor Organization)

Maryanne Diamond

ISO (International Organization for Standardization)

Barbara Martin