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 […]

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 […]