• Europe

    Report Highlights Potential of Migration in Arab Cities

    INTERNATIONAL: The UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) and the Ford Foundation have issued a report titled, ‘Migration and Inclusive Cities: A Guide for Arab City Leaders,’ which aims to stimulate innovative approaches to address opportunities and challenges posed by migration to Arab cities. Part of the UN-Habitat City Leaders Guide series, the publication is intended… Continue Reading »

    Zero Project Conference

    VIENNA, AUSTRIA: From February 21st to the 23rd  of February, GAATES was actively engaged in the Zero Project Conference. The Zero Project is an initiative of the ESSL Foundation, with the mission of supporting the implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) for a world without barriers. Today,… Continue Reading »

    Advocates Find Varying Inclusiveness of Persons with Disabilities in VNRs

    INTERNATIONAL: The International Disability Alliance (IDA) and the Stakeholder Group of Persons with Disabilities for Sustainable Development found substantial variation in the inclusion of disability in Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs) presented at the 2017 session of the UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF). The groups released a report that present 13 case studies… Continue Reading »

    yoocan CEO to discuss global collaboration 2020 vision at the GAATES Annual Meeting Feb. 21st

    yoocan believes that shared experiences and knowledge, by and for people with disabilities from around the world, can inspire and change lives so no one feels alone. Thousands of yoocan community members are making daily connections, finding new friendships and relevant solutions – join the online community today & watch the video here. If you… Continue Reading »

    UCLG Meets 2018

    BARCELONA, SPAIN:  The United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) held the fourth edition of their Annual Retreat and Campus, in Barcelona, from the 22nd to the 26th of January 2018. The retreat was focused on the UCLG Network’s collaborations and achievements, and how to increase the impact of their work towards the implementation of the New Urban… Continue Reading »

    ICT Accessibility and Digital Inclusion in Development Efforts Survey: International Development Stakeholder Feedback Needed

    INTERNATIONAL: Global growth of information and communications technology (ICT) initiatives creates unprecedented pathways for cities and countries to improve quality of life and plan for future challenges. Incorporation of ICT accessibility and digital inclusion into development efforts represents a shared opportunity to extend these benefits to all citizens, including people with disabilities and older populations,… Continue Reading »

    Universal Design Conference and Higher Education in Transformation Conference joining forces for 2018

    IRELAND: Happy New Year! from the Universal Design and Higher Education in Transformation Congress. The teams behind the Universal Design Conferences (UD 2012 Oslo, UD 2014 Lund and UD 2016 York) and the Higher Education in Transformation Conferences (HEIT 2015 Dublin, HEIT 2016 Oshawa) are joining forces in 2018 to host the UDHEIT2018 Congress – Universal… Continue Reading »

    Joyce Cook receives CBE for services to Sport and Accessibility

    LONDON, UK: As midnight struck in London on 30 December 2017, the latest names to be recognized in the traditional Queen’s New Year Honours List were revealed: a mix of politicians, stars of music, culture and sport, and community champions. Among the list was the citation: Joyce Evelyn, Mrs. COOK, O.B.E. For services to Sport… Continue Reading »

    Attempted suicides by disability benefit claimants more than double after introduction of fit-to-work assessment

    England, UK: Attempted suicides among out-of-work disability benefit claimants have more than doubled since the introduction of fit-to-work assessments in 2008, The Independent can reveal. According to new analysis of NHS data from surveys taken in 2007 and 2014, nearly half of people surveyed on out-of-work disability benefits said in 2014 that they had attempted to take their own lives. Results from the 2007 survey… Continue Reading »