• Misc.

    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 »

    2017 IDPD on “Transformation towards sustainable and resilient society for all”

    Under the theme “Transformation towards sustainable and resilient society for all”, the observance of the 2017 International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) at United Nations Headquarters in New York City will be organized by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) on 1 December 2017 in Conference Room 4, in collaboration… Continue Reading »

    Voya Financial Partners with Special Olympics to Advance Inclusion for People with Disabilities

    NEW YORK: Voya Financial, Inc. has announced the launch of Invest in Something Special, the newest component of the company’s broader effort to support persons with disabilities. The weeklong Invest in Something Special effort runs through Nov. 19, and will share the near-term goals and lifetime aspirations of Special Olympics athletes to raise awareness of… Continue Reading »

    Shortage of teachers for children with disabilities

    VIETNAM: Dinh Thi Thu Huong, a teacher at Nguyen Dinh Chieu School said:”Besides regular classes, we also provide other classes such as living skills and mobility for students with vision disabilities, among others. Normarly for the mobility subject, one teacher will focus on one student, but we have to teach 20 students at a time.”… Continue Reading »