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International Council for Education of People with Visual Impairment (ICEVI)

International Council for Education of People with Visual Impairment (ICEVI) [FR] [NGO Section Data]
Conseil international pour l'éducation des handicapés de la vue (CIEHV)

    Contact Details
    Main address: CEO: Dr M N G Mani, No 3 Professors' Colony, Palamalai Road, SRK Vidyalaya Post, Coimbatore 641 020, Tamil Nadu, India, Tel: (91 422) 2469 104, Fax: (91 422) 2693 414, E-mail: sgicevi (at) vsnl.net

    Pres: Lord Low of Dalston, Royal Nat'l Inst of Blind People, 105 Judd Street, WC1H 9NE, London, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Tel: (44 20) 7388 1266, Fax: (44 20) 7388 2034, E-mail: colin.low (at) rnib.org.uk , E-mail (2): colin.low (at) blueyonder.co.uk

    Treas: Ms Nandini Rawal, Blind People's Assn, Jagdish Patel Chowk, Surdas Marg, Vastrapur, Ahmedabad, 380 015, Gujarat, India, Tel: (91 79) 2630 64 32, Fax: (91 79) 2630 01 06

    URL: http://www.icevi.org/

    Aims
    Ensure access and full participation in education for all children and young people with visual impairment by 2015; promote and assist in building of local capacity to develop curricula; provide training and identify and provide equipment and materials for children and young people with visual impairments and for their parents, teachers and others in their communities; collaborate with and make use of networks to ensure that substantially more children and young people with visual impairment receive quality and comprehensive education; disseminate information.
    Official Relations
    United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)* (Special); United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)* (Consultative Status); United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)*.
    Activities
    Plays advocacy role at international and national levels. Organizes: training programmes for teachers; seminars; regional conferences for information and coordination.
    Publications
    The Educator (2 a year) in English, Spanish, Japanese, braille; ICEVI E-News.
    Members
    National delegates (with representation depending on total population of country) from 193 countries and territories:

     • Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, United Republic of Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

     • Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia (Plurinational State of), Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, United States of America, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of).

     • Afghanistan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong/China, India, Indonesia, Iran - Islamic Republic of, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Republic of Korea, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Lebanon, Macao/China, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Palestinian territories, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Syrian Arab Republic, Taiwan/China, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Viet Nam, Yemen.

     • Australia, Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia (Federated States of), Nauru, New Zealand, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu.

     • Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein*, Lithuania, Luxembourg, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Malta, Republic of Moldova, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Ukraine.

    Founding organizations (3) in 2 countries:

     • United States of America.

     • United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

    International organizations include 4 organizations listed in this Yearbook:

     • CBM*; Light for the World*; Sightsavers International*; Union Francophone des Aveugles (UFA)*.

    UNESCO NGO Section Data

    Type of Relation with UNESCOConsultative Status
    Reclassification date1996
    Programme sector: EDYes
    Programme sector: SCNo
    Programme sector: SHSYes
    Programme sector: CLTNo
    Programme sector: CIINo
    Programme sector: BSPNo
    Programme sector: AFRNo
    Name and contact details of NGO focal point at UNESCOMs Shen Xuesong
    ED/EO/IFE
    81082
    History1952 Foundation 1994 Category C 1996 Operational Relations (150 EX/ONG.2) (150 EX/Dec. 7.2) 2003 Renewal of operational relations (166 EX/38) (166 EX/Dec.9.2)
    Contribution to UNESCO's programmes This NGO, admitted to the former category C in 1994, forms a network of expertise on education for the visually impaired and is thus an important partner for UNESCO regarding the special needs of this target population. The ICEVI took part in the Salamanca Conference on this subject and conducted a survey for UNESCO in the French-speaking countries of Africa. Co-operation is not yet established on a regular basis, but its operational aspect is effective.
    Keywords Vocational training,Education,Disabled persons

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