• Misc.

    2017 Henry Viscardi Achievement Awards Announced

    NEW YORK, NY: The Viscardi Center — an Albertson-based non-profit organization providing a lifespan of services that educate, employ, and empower people with disabilities — announced nine recipients of the 2017 Henry Viscardi Achievement Awards at a special ceremony held on December 4 at the Mutual of America building in New York City. First bestowed… Continue Reading »

    Remove physical, cultural barriers; build inclusive societies ‘for, by and with persons with disabilities’: UN

    Persons with disabilities, as both beneficiaries and agents of change, can fast track the process towards inclusive and sustainable development, and for the 2030 Agenda to truly live up to its promise to ‘leave no one behind’ all physical and cultural barriers must be removed to create societies that provide real opportunities for everyone everywhere,… Continue Reading »

    India’s President Presents ‘National Awards for Persons with Disabilities Empowerment 2017’ on IDPD

    The President of India Shri Ram Nath Kovind presented the “National Award for Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities 2017” at a function organized by Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities under the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment on the occasion of International Day of Persons with Disabilities. On this occasion, Minister for Social… Continue Reading »

    Mongolia focuses on challenges of persons with disabilities

    MONGOLIA: The Ministry of Labor and Social Protection organized a meeting to share successful practices of providing jobs to persons with disabilities on Sunday, in observation of International Day of Persons with Disabilities. The annual observance was proclaimed in 1992 by the United Nations General Assembly to promote the rights and well-being of persons with… Continue Reading »

    Children with disabilities are being left behind, says World Bank/GPE report

    WASHINGTON: Children with disabilities are being left behind by global efforts to improve education opportunities for all, as gaps between children with and without disabilities have increased dramatically in developing countries, according to new research from the World Bank and the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) released ahead of the International Day of Persons with… Continue Reading »

    New book explores the history of disability

    A new book ‘The Routledge History of Disability’ co-edited by a University of Manitoba professor is exploring the role persons with disabilities have played throughout history in cultures across the world. The book explores the shifting attitudes towards and representations of persons with disabilities from the age of antiquity to the twenty-first century. Taking an international… Continue Reading »

    Turkey promises more jobs for persons with disabilities

    Turkey’s disabled community, which comprises about 7 percent of the population, marked International Day of Persons with Disabilities on Dec. 3 amid problems of social inclusion, accessibility and employment. Addressing an event on the occasion, Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım said they would employ at least 5,000 persons with disabilities next year in public sector jobs.… Continue Reading »

    UNGA adopted a new resolution on the implementation of CRPD

    The Third Committee of the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly adopted the draft resolution A/C.3/72/L.18/Rev.1, with amendments from the co-facilitators(PP9 and OP14(a)) and African Group (OP18), by a recorded vote of 176 to 0, with 0 abstentions at its 53rd meeting on 21 November 2017. The draft resolution A/C.3/72/L.18/Rev.1 entitled “Implementation of the… Continue Reading »

    Employment for People with Disabilities

    The Australian Government is committed to ensuring people with disability receive opportunities to reach their potential through participating in the community and the workforce. There are two types of specialist agencies to help people with disability find and maintain work: Australian Disability Enterprises Australian Disability Enterprises provide real and meaningful employment for people with disability.… Continue Reading »