• Middle East

    WHO Issues Guidelines on Housing and Health

    INTERNATIONAL: The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued guidelines on housing and human health, outlining minimum requirements for space, lighting, air quality, water quality, noise, accessibility and other aspects. The guidelines highlight the potential contribution of improved housing to achieving SDG 3 (good health and wellbeing) and SDG 11 (sustainable cities and communities).   For… Continue Reading »

    DESA Releases Information on September 2019 SDG Summit

    INTERNATIONAL: The UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) has provided information on the September 2019 meeting of the UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), also known as the “SDG Summit,” in a Question and Answers document on the HLPF webpage. The HLPF will convene on the afternoon of Tuesday, 24 September and all… Continue Reading »

    Microsoft’s New Xbox Adaptive Controller, Softwheel and Yoocan Technologies Presented at the Alyn Hospital Inspired Innovation 2018 Event

    TEL AVIV, ISRAEL: ALYNnovation’s Inspired Innovation 2018 event was held for the first time last week in Israel. This premier event was hosted by ALYN Hospital, which is a rehabilitation center for physically challenged and children with disabilities, adolescents, and young adults. The event was held in the hospital’s innovation space for entrepreneurs with a… Continue Reading »

    Human Rights Treaties Expert Review

    INTERNATIONAL: In their efforts to elevate human rights reporting for state and non-state actors around inclusive Physical Education, Physical Activity and Sport or iPEPAS, UNESCO is undertaking international consultation around associated articles of the Human Rights treaties and suggested indicators in order to develop a range of reporting and advocacy tools. Templates have been initialised from… Continue Reading »

    EXTENDED! IDA Global Survey on DPO Participation in Development Programmes and Policies

    INTERNATIONAL: The IDA announced an extension to the deadline to complete the IDA Global Survey on DPO Participation in Development Programmes and Policies. Don’t miss your chance to participate in this first ever global survey in the disability rights movement!   The IDA Global Survey is available online on the following link: http://www..internationaldisabilityalliance.org/global-survey What is the IDA Global Survey: This… Continue Reading »

    Bridge CRPD-SDGs in the MENA Region – Module 1 Kick-Off

    CAIRO, EGYPT: From 13-19 December, 2018, Cairo, Egypt is hosting the regional Bridge CRPD-SDGs training programme for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region in Arabic.  This is the first ever Bridge training initiative in this region and is being organised by the Arab Organisation of Persons with Disabilities (AOPD), with the support of… Continue Reading »

    CRPD Committee’s Views on Individual Communications under the Optional Protocol

    INTERNATIONAL: The International Disability Alliance (IDA) has updated the compilation of the CRPD Committee’s Views on individual communications under the optional protocol. You can read these at: http://www.internationaldisabilityalliance.org/crpd-committee-interpretation. To date, the CRPD Committee has adopted 21 views on individual communications under the Optional Protocol to the CRPD, addressing different procedural and substantive issues. Together with the… Continue Reading »

    It’s Time to Engage! – HLPF 2019 Regional Sustainable Development Forums

    INTERNATIONAL: Each year, the five UN Regional Commissions organize regional preparatory meetings leading up to the High-level Political Forum in July. The meetings will be convened between March and April 2019. The regional platforms usually have a pre-meeting of civil society. It is a space to exchange on our advocacy in the five regions (Asia Pacific, Europe,… Continue Reading »

    CALLING FOR INPUTS for the Official Submission of the Stakeholder Group of Persons with Disabilities to HLPF 2019

    INTERNATIONAL: Each year the Stakeholder Group of Persons with Disabilities submits a sectoral position paper to the High-level Political Forum (HLPF). This year, our submission to the 2019 HLPF will have the overarching theme of “Empowering persons with disabilities and ensuring their inclusiveness and equality with others”. The submission will consist of 5 chapters around… Continue Reading »