• Europe

    New Road Fuels Kazakhstan’s National Priorities

    ALMATY, KAZAKHSTAN: Even though Almaty is no longer the capital of Kazakhstan—the seat of government shifted north two decades ago—it has remained the nation’s financial hub, the largest city, and a magnet for tourists and business travelers from the around the world. As a result, Almaty is also known for its traffic. With around 2 million… Continue Reading »

    Opportunity to Participate! Online Global Consultation with Civil Society – Global Disability Summit

    Deadline: Sunday 8 July 2018 EUROPE: The International Disability Alliance (IDA) together with the BOND Disability and Development Group (DDG), International Disability and Development Consortium (IDDC), Disability Rights Fund (DRF), UK DPOs and other partners, is organizing a Civil Society Forum (referred to as the Forum) on 23 July, one day priorto the Global Disability Summit, at… Continue Reading »

    Call for NEW Applications to Attend the Civil Society Forum

    LONDON: International Disability Alliance is now accepting NEW applications for individuals interested in attending the Civil Society Forum (referred to as Forum), being held on 23 July 2018, in conjunction with and one day prior to the Global Disability Summit.   This call is for individuals that are not already invited to attend the Global Disability… Continue Reading »

    Dynamic Spectrum Alliance Welcomes Amazon as Charter Member

    INTERNATIONAL: The Dynamic Spectrum Alliance (DSA) today announced that Amazon has become its newest charter member, joining other industry leaders Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Nominet and Adaptrum. Amazon’s membership follows its commissioning and publishing of a report which found that greater digital adoption in rural areas could add more than £12 billion annually in gross value –… Continue Reading »

    UN Committee on the Rights of the Child – Call for Comments by Sunday July 1st, 2018

    GENEVA, SWITZERLAND: The Committee on the Rights of the Child will hold a Day of General Discussion (DGD): “Protecting and empowering children as human rights defenders”, on September 28, 2018.   To input substantive conversations, the Committee is calling for written contributions by those interested, in line with the specific objectives of the DGD and the Guiding questions… Continue Reading »

    Major Health Summit Offers “Springboard for Action”

    GENEVA, SWITZERLAND: Far-reaching measures that will drive up healthcare standards and improve the lives of millions of citizens have been agreed by Commonwealth ministers. At the 30th Commonwealth Health Ministers Meeting in Geneva, government representatives endorsed a series of bold proposals, including 100 per cent smoke free public spaces; a 20 per cent sugar tax on… Continue Reading »

    Be My Eyes Hits the 1 Million Volunteer Mark

    COPENHAGEN, DENMARK – As of May 17th, 2018, over 1,000,000 people have clicked ‘download’ and made an account as a sighted volunteer on Be My Eyes, a global community configured in a free smartphone app that supports people who are blind or have low vision. The app launched in January 2015, initially only available on… Continue Reading »

    GDS Consults on Website and App Accessibility

    UNITED KINGDOM: Feedback exercise provides step towards compliance with EU directive by 2021. The Government Digital Service (GDS) has launched a consultation on the accessibility of public sector websites and apps as part of the move towards compliance with an EU directive on the issue. It has set out the background and the main elements… Continue Reading »

    EDF Webinar: Preparation to the HLPF for European Organisations of Persons with Disabilities

    INTERNATIONAL: The European Disability Forum (EDF) is delighted to announce its new webinar on Thursday, 24th May on the Sustainable Development Goals. Thursday, 24th May 2018 3:30pm – 4:30pm  (Belgium time) Everyone is encouraged to register! Overview As part of its follow-up and review mechanisms, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development encourages member states to… Continue Reading »