Historic New Sustainable Development Agenda Unanimously Adopted by 193 UN Members

Broad, universal agenda to end poverty, fight inequality and protect environment A bold new global agenda to end poverty by 2030 and pursue a sustainable future was unanimously adopted today by the 193 Member States of the United Nations at the start of a three-day Summit on Sustainable Development. The historic adoption of the new […]

EU has its first examination at a United Nations human rights treaty body

Brussels, 20 August 2015 | Next week, EDF and its members will be in Geneva to take part in the examination of the EU by the UN expert committee on the rights of persons with disabilities. This is the first time the EU has ever committed to an international human rights convention. The EU will […]

Tokyo Declaration on Community-based Inclusive Development

We, the representatives of organizations of persons with disabilities and other non-governmental organizations on Community-based Rehabilitation (CBR)/Community-based Inclusive Development (CBID, also known as CBR), governments, development agencies, donors and the business sector from 46 countries/areas in the Asia-Pacific region and the rest of the world, in total 553 delegates, participated in the third Asia-Pacific CBR […]

Nepal: Disability Rights include Political Rights Confirmed in New Constitution!!

The rights of persons with disabilities, going to be addressed in the new constitution of Nepal. Ultimately the long and hard struggle of persons with disabilities for their political and other rights in the new constitution have brought a remarkable result. National Federation of the Disabled Nepal has been leading the campaigns for last few […]

Disability and Intersectionality Conference: York University – 26 September 2015

The Critical Disability Studies Student Association is happy to announce that it will be hosting the 10th annual interdisciplinary graduate student conference on Saturday, 26 September 2015 at York University in Toronto. View the preliminary program.

Persons with Disabilities Dialogues – Survey

Introduction According to the World Health Organization, 15% of the world population lives with a disability[1] including 93 million of children. In the context of emergency, field experience and observations indicate that persons with disabilities are often neglected in the contingency planning, assessment, design and delivery of humanitarian relief. In addition, people with disabilities are rarely […]

Zero Project 2016 Call for Nominations

ZERO PROJECT 2016: Call for Nominations in Inclusive Education / ICT – Deadline: 10th July 2015 If you would like to read this email in Deutsch/Français/Espanol/Arabic أرابيسك/Russian руссищ/ Chinese 吃呢司生产/Italiano, then click here (from June 26) Once again, the Zero Project team would like to invite leading experts and organizations to nominate innovative practices and […]

Disaster plus disabilities: How four tourism stakeholders create positivity in Nepal

The International Coalition of Tourism Partners (ICTP,) together with eTurboNews (eTN), Radisson Hotel Kathmandu, Four Seasons Travel, and a Nepalese student group called Passion to Travel, is putting a smile on happy faces of disabled tourists visiting the Kathmandu Valley and interacting with their local hosts, stakeholders, and Nepal hospitality and tourism industry students. It’s […]

8th Conference of States Parties to the CRPD, 9-11 June 2015

Quick links: Draft Programme Documents (CRPD PaperSmart Portal) List of side-events  Civil Society Participation (Monday, 8 June: Civil Society Global Forum programme) Participation of National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) Media participation Accessibility (Accessibility Centre at UNHQ and Accessibility Resources) The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities was adopted by the General Assembly by […]