• Asia-Pacific

    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 »

    Workshop on Barriers in Recruitment Faced by Disabled People

    AHMEDABAD, GUJARAT, INDIA: Financial independence of people with disabilities enables them to lead a better life and also become part of the mainstream. The employment opportunities for disabled people can be increased by their skill development. However, only skill development is not enough, people with disabilities have to face a lot of hurdles and obstacles before… Continue Reading »

    Chennai’s Largest Disabled-Friendly Children’s Park is Open to the Public

    CHENNAI, INDIA: From therapeutic walkways with different textures to a raised sand pit for wheelchair users, Chennai’s largest inclusive park has much to offer. The Infinity Park, built by the Greater Chennai Municipal Corporation under the Smart Cities project, was opened to the public on Monday to a rapturous reaction. The park is located at San Thome over a sprawling area… Continue Reading »

    Plans to Make Alleppy South India’s First Disabled Friendly Beach

    ALLEPEY, INDIA: Alleppey, a small town located in Kerala is all set to become South India’s first disabled-friendly and accessible beach. Popularly known as Venice of the East, Alleppey is surrounded by plush greens and serene backwaters. Alleppey also boasts of many beaches in and around the town. On the opening day, people with disabilities were seen… 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 »

    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 »