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    HLPF 2019 WEBINAR SERIES

    INTERNATIONAL: The Stakeholder Group of Person with Disabilities invites you to meet the new focal point of the Stakeholder Group and to learn about the High-level Political Forum 2019. In 2019, education, employment, inequalities, climate change, and Goal 16 will be among the Goals reviewed during the forum. In addition, 51 countries will voluntarily report on their… Continue Reading »

    International Day of Persons with Disabilities in Geneva – FifteenPercent Exhibition

    GENEVA, SWITZERLAND: Every year on 3 December, the international community comes together to raise awareness on the rights of persons with disabilities. This year, OHCHR in partnership with artist photographer, Christian Tasso, will hold an exhibition entitled “FifteenPercent” to be opened on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. The event and exhibition are also… Continue Reading »

    DX Announces Boundless: A Post-Secondary Challenge

    ONTARIO, CANADA: Design Exchange, in partnership with the Government of Ontario, announces its 7th annual post secondary design challenge. This provincial, post secondary design challenge seeks to explore design that is accessible to the greatest number of people, to the largest extent possible, regardless of age, ability, across all design disciplines. The Concept This year,… Continue Reading »

    UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women – Call For Applications

    NEW YORK, USA: For the second year  United Nations Trust Fund to End Violence against Women is opening a special window for grants focused on addressing violence against women and girls with disabilities.  Organizations focused on addressing violence against women and girls with disabilities, particularly those led by women with disabilities,  are highly encouraged to apply. Please find the general call… Continue Reading »

    Convention on Safety of Disabled Girls & Women Raises Vital Issues

    NEW DELHI, INDIA: A convention was organised in New Delhi to address the safety of disabled girls and women on 25 November. Organised by the National Platform for Rights of the Disabled (NPRD), it sought to underline how the community remains vulnerable to sexual attacks despite tougher laws. Murali Dharan, Secretary, NPRD is an active supporter of… Continue Reading »

    Invite & Call for Submissions | Accessible Europe Forum & Competition

    VIENNA, AUSTRIA: The ITU-EC Forum for Europe on “Accessible Europe: ICT for ALL” will take place in Vienna, Austria, from 12 to 14 December 2018.  As an integral part of this Forum a Regional Competition on Innovative Digital Solutions for an Accessible Europe is being organized. This regional event for Europe is being jointly organized by… Continue Reading »

    TIA Appointed To Administration’s ICT Supply Chain Risk Management Task Force Executive Committee

    ARLINGTON, VA, USA:  The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, today issued the following statement upon the U.S. Department of Homeland Security announcement of industry executive committee members appointed to the Information and Communications Technology Supply Chain Risk Management Task Force. TIA Senior Vice President of Government Affairs… Continue Reading »

    UNU-EHS Summer Academy Builds Capacity on Urban Dimension of Climate Action, SDGs, DRR

    BONN, GERMANY: The Summer Academy on World Risk and Adaptation Futures sought to build capacity and create networks for real-world impact, emphasize a stronger focus on drivers of future risk for risk reduction policy and action, foster collaboration between policymakers and practitioners, and provide them with information on future risk trajectories and future trends regarding… Continue Reading »

    App Helps Achieve SDGs 11, 12 by Improving Sustainability of Housing Projects

    NEW YORK, USA: The UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) and the One Planet Network have launched an app to help improve the sustainability of new housing projects and increase the affordability of green housing. The SHERPA for Sustainable Housing Projects app was developed with the recognition that housing is an essential component of sustainable urbanization,… Continue Reading »