Events

2018 Henry Viscardi Achievement Awards Announced

Americas, Events, News, December 7 2018

Group photo of award winners

NEW YORK, USA: The Viscardi Center — an Albertson-based non-profit organization providing a lifespan of services that educate, employ, and empower people with disabilities — announced ten recipients of the 2018 Henry Viscardi Achievement Awards at a ceremony held on December 4 at the Mutual of America building in New… Continue Reading »

Disability rights advocate and GAATES Vice-President Vashkar Bhattacharjee (Bangladesh) receives UNESCO award

Asia-Pacific, Europe, Events, ICT, News, December 6 2018

Image of Mr. Bhattacharjee giving a speech to receive his UNESCO award

Disability rights advocate and GAATES’ Vice-President, Mr. Vashkar Bhattacharjee (Bangladesh) has been awarded the UNESCO/Emir Al Ahmad al Jaber Prize for Digital Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities 2018 at UNESCO, Paris, France on Monday, 3 December 2018. Mr. Bhattacharjee is a leading advocate who collaborates with local, national, and international… Continue Reading »

First Report on Persons with Disabilities and the SDGs

Africa, Americas, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Events, Middle East, News, December 5 2018

man sitting on wheelchair

INTERNATIONAL: “Societies will never achieve the SDGs without the full participation of everyone, including people with disabilities. We cannot afford to ignore or marginalize the contributions of 1.5 billion people,” said UN Secretary-General António Guterres earlier this year. Yet, in many countries, essential services for persons with disabilities are unavailable,… Continue Reading »

Berlin Celebrates the International Day of Persons with Disabilities by Launching the Cities for All Compact and Campaign

Africa, Americas, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Events, Middle East, News, December 3 2018

Cities for All logo

Press Release For Immediate Release BERLIN, GERMANY: Today, the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) is hosting a celebration of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2018 and the launching of a historical Global Compact on Inclusive and Accessible Cities. This historic Global Compact will gather… Continue Reading »

Endorsements to the Bali Declaration of TCI ASIA PACIFIC

Asia-Pacific, Events, News, November 30 2018

pictured are various hands holding electronic devices

BALI, INDONESIA: On the 29th of August, 2018, the 5th “Classic Edition” Plenary of the TCI Asia Pacific was held in Bali, Indonesia. At the Plenary, persons with psychosocial disabilities and their cross disability supporters from 21 countries of the Asia Pacific region came together to adopt the Bali Declaration. The Bali… Continue Reading »

HLPF 2019 WEBINAR SERIES

Africa, Americas, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Events, Middle East, News, Webinar, November 30 2018

Laptop on a desk with a colourful image on the desktop matching the background

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… Continue Reading »

International Day of Persons with Disabilities in Geneva – FifteenPercent Exhibition

Africa, Americas, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Events, Middle East, News, November 29 2018

woman taking photo using DSLR camera

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… Continue Reading »

International Day of Persons with Disabilities – IDPD

Africa, Americas, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Events, Middle East, November 28 2018

IDPD Logo

INTERNATIONAL: Since 1992, the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) has been annually observed on 3 December around the world. The theme for this year’s IDPD is “Empowering persons with disabilities and ensuring inclusiveness and equality”. This theme focuses on the empowering persons with disabilities for the inclusive, equitable… Continue Reading »

Convention on Safety of Disabled Girls & Women Raises Vital Issues

Asia-Pacific, Events, News, November 27 2018

NPRD representatives Murali Dharan, Secretary, and Shampa Sengupta, Joint Secretary, on stage at the event

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,… Continue Reading »

Invite & Call for Submissions | Accessible Europe Forum & Competition

Americas, Events, ICT, News, November 27 2018

Accessible Europe flyer

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… Continue Reading »


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