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    DIAUD Network

    Connecting Communities and Mapping Accessible Places

    On September 6 2017 the DIAUD Network held the next in a series of virtual meetings, to discuss the opportunity to collaborate in preparation for the 9th World Urban Forum (WUF9) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 2018.  Representatives from the PWD-PCG and the GAP participating in the High Level Meeting on the New Urban Agenda… Continue Reading »

    Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 11 and Public Spaces

    On August 23, 2017 the DIAUD Network continued its work in utilizing the network to influence global policies, and featured another highly-informative presentation by an urban development professional, Ms. Luisa Bravo. The DIAUD Network’s tasks for this meeting included asking network members to complete a survey on the upcoming World Urban Forum, as well as… Continue Reading »

    Mobilizing Global Commitments to Accessibility, Perspectives from Governments

    August 9th, 2017 marked the third meeting of the Disability Inclusive and Accessibility in Urban Development (DIAUD) Network.  This meeting focused upon the expansion of the DIAUD Network and the use of its member base to influence change in the urban development realm, and featured a presentation by the former Ambassador to the United Nations… Continue Reading »

    Moving Forward Together Towards Inclusive and Accessible Cities For All

    On July 26th, the DIAUD network held the second of a series of virtual meetings intended to bring together diverse partners for the advancement of the inclusive cities in the implementation of the New Urban Agenda. The biweekly meetings were organized with a focus on preparing for the ninth meeting of the 9th World Urban… Continue Reading »

    Re-Igniting the Global Network on Disability Inclusion and Accessible Urban Development (DIAUD)

    On July 12, the Global Network on Disability Inclusion and Accessible Urban Development (DIAUD) kicked off a series of virtual meetings to enhance the participation of persons with disabilities (PwD) and the disability rights community in urban development processes, particularly the 9th World Urban Forum (WUF9) to be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in February… Continue Reading »