Conference interpreter during the Symposium on Alternating Hemiplegia Syndrome

Alternating Hemiplegia (HA) is a very rare neurological disorder that affects 1 in a million people. To date, there is no treatment to cure it.

However, in 2012 the ATP1A3 gene was identified as the main cause of HA and currently accounts for 76% of affected cases.

The Spanish Association of Alternating Hemiplegia Syndrome (AESHA) is a non-profit association made up of families with children affected by Alternating Hemiplegia and a scientific committee based at the Hospital Sant Joan de Déu in Barcelona.

Each one of the member families strives to disseminate information about HA and to raise funds to finance international research dedicated to the development of effective treatments and, ultimately, to find a cure.

They also offer support to families and children with HA and participate in international research projects.




Conference interpreter at the Peace Palace in The Hague

On 6, 7 and 8 February The Hague, in the incomparable setting of its Peace Palace, held a series of conferences to mark 2019 as the year dedicated to justice, contributing to the mobilisation and commitment to the fulfilment of SDG´s 16.3.

This will culminate in the High Level Political Forum in July and the SDG´s Summit in September, which will review progress towards SDG 16 and Agenda 2030.

The forum held this week in The Hague has discussed the opportunities and challenges in achieving the goal of justice for all, as well as strategies to accelerate access to justice at national and international level.

The forum was opened by Sigrid Kaag, Minister of Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation of the Netherlands, co-hosted with the Ministers of Justice of Argentina and Sierra Leone and the group formed by The Elders.

150 experts, mainly those who have contributed to the Working Group on Justice over the course of a whole year, met to discuss and strengthen the recommendations needed to access greater justice and the way forward.