DIAUD Network

From Awareness to Implementation

Americas, DIAUD Network, Events, May 17 2018

Photo of Disability advocates and Allies at the World Urban Forum holding a sign that says Cities for All

INTERNATIONAL: As we head towards the halfway mark of an already dynamic year, we recognize the third Thursday of May as Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD). Universal accessibility in digital development and services is essential towards the realization of the current Human Rights and Global Development Agenda, as cities increasingly… Continue Reading »

World Urban Forum 9, Kuala Lumpur

Asia-Pacific, DIAUD Network, News, March 7 2018

Photo of the word Cities for All, the international sign of accessibility, sign for love in American Sign Language, and inclusion spelt in Braille. These were splet by over 500 participants in Merdeka square in Kuala Lumpur

KUALA LUMPUR, MALASIA: From February 7th until the 13th, representatives of civil society, government (national, sub-national, and regional), private sector and academia from around the world met in Kuala Lumpur for the ninth session of the World Urban Forum (WUF9). The WUF9 mobilized these stakeholders in urban development to discuss their… Continue Reading »

DIAUD at WUF9

Asia-Pacific, Built Environment, DIAUD Network, Events, News, February 2 2018

Logo from promotion of the World Urban Forum 9.

The DIAUD Network meeting on Wednesday, January 31st, focused on final preparations for the 9th World Urban Forum (WUF9), scheduled for February 7th-13th at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC).  The meeting was led by Dr Victor Pineda, President of the Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environments (GAATES) and… Continue Reading »

Not Registered yet for WUF9? Online registration will reopen 23 & 24 January

Asia-Pacific, DIAUD Network, Events, News, January 22 2018

World Urban Forum, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA: Due to many requests, the WUF9 online registration portal will reopen on Tuesday, 23 January 2018, 00:00 until Wednesday 24 January, 23:55 Nairobi time(UTC+3). Participants who have not registered yet can use this period to register online for WUF9. Each participant at the World Urban Forum must be registered individually to attend the conference,… Continue Reading »

Mainstreaming Inclusivity and Diversity

Asia-Pacific, Built Environment, DIAUD Network, Events, January 19 2018

UNESCO Logo

On January 17, the DIAUD Network hosted the first meeting of 2018. The meeting began with a summary of the latest progress made in preparation for the upcoming 9th session of the World Urban Forum (WUF9).  Members from UN Habitat’s General Assembly of Partners (GAP) and the Partner Constituent Groups… Continue Reading »

Social Inclusion and Accessibility for Persons with Intellectual Disabilites

Asia-Pacific, Built Environment, DIAUD Network, Events, News, December 15 2017

Photo of 3 people holding the Special Olympics torch

On Wednesday, December 13th, the DIAUD Network the hosted another successful meeting to discuss final preparations for the upcoming World Urban Forum.  Network members highlighted the responsibilities of the GAP Persons with Disabilities Partner Constituent Group in hosting events at the Forum   The meeting also featured a presentation on inclusion… Continue Reading »

World Urban Forum 9 Side Event Submissions

Americas, Asia-Pacific, DIAUD Network, December 8 2017

On November 29, 2017 the DIAUD Network held another successful meeting to coordinate efforts for the upcoming 9th session of the World Urban Forum (WUF9).  Network members discussed their planned contributions to the forum and presented opportunities for collaboration.  The meeting featured presentations by Federico Batista Poitier of GAATES, and… Continue Reading »

A Global Collaboration for Accessibility

Americas, Asia-Pacific, DIAUD Network, December 5 2017

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On November 15, 2017, the DIAUD Network hosted another productive meeting coordinating efforts for participation in the upcoming 9th session of the World Urban Forum (WUF9).  Members from UN Habitat’s General Assembly of Partners (GAP) updated the network on the changing structure of the WUF, and offered suggestions for increasing… Continue Reading »

Collaboration in Preparation for the World Urban Forum

Americas, Asia-Pacific, DIAUD Network, News, November 15 2017

World Urban Forum, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

On November 1, 2017, the DIAUD Network held another successful meeting in preparation for the 9th  World Urban Forum (WUF9), which will take place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia next February.  Members provided information about their planned representation and contributions at the Forum and were also able to collaborate in planning… Continue Reading »

Collaboration towards Inclusive Cities

Americas, Asia-Pacific, DIAUD Network, News, October 26 2017

Upgrading in the Old City of Yangzhou

On Wednesday, October 18th, the DIAUD Network hosted another successful meeting preparing members for the upcoming Ninth Session of the World Urban Forum on inclusive cities. The Network recently sent out a survey to all its members in order to gain a deeper understanding of the disability communities’ participation in… Continue Reading »


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