• Americas

    ECLAC, OECD Development Centre Examine Approach for Leaving No One Behind in Transitions

    NEW YORK, USA: A joint report by the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Development Centre outlines the need for a comprehensive approach to international development cooperation that aligns with domestic policymaking, and supports the movement of countries up the income ladder.… Continue Reading »

    Leonard Cheshire Launches New Report About Disability Data Collection and the Washington Group Questions

    USA: Leonard Cheshire and Humanity & Inclusion have launched at new report “Disability Data Collection:  A summary review of the use of the Washington Group Questions by development and humanitarian actors” at the World Data Forum in Dubai. The report which examines the use of the Washington Group Questions, a disability data collection methodology originally designed for use in national data efforts,… Continue Reading »

    IFES Launches New Tool to Promote Disability-Inclusive Election Observation

    INTERNATIONAL: According to the World Health Organization, one out of every seven people in the world has a disability, yet citizens with disabilities remain underrepresented in political life as voters, election observers, candidates and election officials. Mainstream observer groups often do not hire people with disabilities to serve as observers and only include basic, if… Continue Reading »

    Rick Hansen Foundation & GAATES Partner to Advocate for Accessibility Globally

    VANCOUVER – The Rick Hansen Foundation (RHF) and The Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environments (GAATES) have announced a new partnership that will break down barriers for people with disabilities by advocating for a more accessible world.   The RHF, an organization that raises awareness, changes attitudes, and removes barriers for people with disabilities,… Continue Reading »

    Respect, Rights, and Health for Women and Girls with Disabilities: A Discussion with the Special Rapporteur

    NEW YORK, USA: Women and girls with disabilities face significant barriers to accessing gender- and disability-sensitive health services. Join us for a discussion featuring Catalina Devandas Aguilar, UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The panel will also include experts from the United Nations Population Fund and Women Enabled International. Sponsored by the… Continue Reading »

    UNISDR Tool Promotes City-to-City Peer Review for DRR

    NEW YORK, USA: The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) has released a city-to-city disaster risk reduction (DRR) peer review. The ‘USCORE’ tool is expected to help cities implement the Sendai Framework for DRR and build the resilience of cities. The tool arose out of a need identified by European municipalities for better access… Continue Reading »

    High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) 2019

    NEW YORK, USA: The 2019 High-level Political Forum will highlight the following goals around the theme of ‘Empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality’. SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOAL 4. Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOAL 8. Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent… Continue Reading »

    The Elderly and Web Accessibility – Accommodating Aging Web Users

    USA: The ability to easily access and use the internet has become a vital aspect of leading a normal modern life. We use the World Wide Web to retrieve health information, get access to a plethora of benefits, stay connected with friends and family, and learn about an unprecedented array of commercial and social services… Continue Reading »

    High-level Event Discusses Equity, Democratization in Technological Revolution

    NEW YORK, USA: On the margins of the 73rd UN General Assembly’s (UNGA) high-level debate, high-level representatives of governments, the private sector, civil society, and academia discussed the impact of the technological revolution on society, including on the workforce, education, and low-income countries’ industrialization. They called for regulation of new technologies and for educational systems to… Continue Reading »