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SU professor to work with UN on disabilities, development

9/18/2013

 

Dr. Madan M. Kundu, chair and professor in Southern University's Department of Rehabilitation and Disability Studies, has been invited to participate in a meeting of the General Assembly on Disability and Development at the United Nations headquarters in New York.

 

Kundu serves as the Chair of the Work and Employment Commission of Rehabilitation International, a consultative body of the United Nations. As chair of the commission, he is responsible for implementing Article 27: Work and Employment and other related provisions of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities (UN-CRPD).

 

He has participated in the 4th and 5th Conferences (2011 and 2012) of the State Parties on CRPD organized by the Economic and Social Council of the UN. Additionally, he makes presentations and advises country representatives in educating and enhancing employment outcomes for people with disabilities.

 

Prior to participating in the session at the UN, Kundu will attend the Executive Board Meeting and General Assembly of the Work and Employment Commission of Rehabilitation International.

 

He also directs several other grants from the Rehabilitation Services Administration. He is the Project Director of the MIND Alliance Project for Students with Disabilities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics funded by the National Science Foundation (SUBR Subcontract).

 

Kundu has more than 35-refereed publications and about 150 presentations at the state, regional, national, and international levels. Kundu serves as the North American Chair of the Work and Employment Council of the Rehabilitation International and a Board Member of the U.S. International Council on Disability.