GATES Toolkit for Reporting on the CRPD: Key Indicators of Accessibility

This report was prepared by GAATES, with funding provided by “The Delta Centre at the Norwegian Directorate for Children, Youth and Family Affairs”. The objective of the report was to develop a toolkit that identifies key indicators on Universal Design and Accessibility in a national and international context. The toolkit serves to inform States Parties […]

Bangladesh – PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES : ‘Media should use correct terminology’

Professionals, experts and rights activists on Sunday urged the government to ensure that government and non-government offices and bus stoppages are made accessible to all citizens, including the people with disabilities. From a closing session of a two-day long workshop for journalists on ‘Rights of disabled people and disability terminology’, speakers also urged the media […]

Representatives of IDA and ADD react to adoption of 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

The rights of persons with disabilities were formally recognised today, as world leaders gathered at the United Nations Summit in New York to officially adopt “Transforming Our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” (now more popularly known as the ‘Global Goals’). Developed in partnership with representatives of the disability community, the Global Goals emphasise […]

Agenda 2030: SDGs (easy read version)

Agenda 2030: Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) An easy read introduction to the SDGs which will be adopted in September 2015 at the United Nations General Assembly. This easy read version was developed by the International Disability Alliance (IDA) and the International Disability and Development Consortium (IDDC), supported by Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade […]

Submission on the right of persons with disabilities to participate in decision-making in Serbia

Download the “Submission on the right of persons with disabilities to participate in decision-making processes” (doc) or scroll down to read below. Introduction: Disability Rights Promotion IntSubmission on the right of persons with disabilities to participate in decision-making processesernational Regional Center for Europe ahs completed monitoring study focusing on political participation of PWDs in Serbia […]

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 […]

DRPI Africa Regional Officer Dagnachew Wakene – Presidential Precinct YALI Video Blog

Dagnachew Wakene – Presidential Precinct YALI Video Blog Dagnachew Wakene is a #YALI2015 Fellow from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Dag advocates for millions of Africans living with disabilities, working to ensure that everything from urban planning to national legislation is inclusive for people with all levels of mobility. As a person living with disabilities himself, Dag […]

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 […]