Africa

First Report on Persons with Disabilities and the SDGs

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, or of poor quality. Data… Continue Reading »

Breaking the Internet — for a Good Cause

DENMARK: In support of ‘International Day of Persons with Disabilities’ (IDPD), on Monday, December 3, 2018, Siteimprove, a global Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) company empowering digital teams to create inclusive websites, will break its own website. In effect, Siteimprove will disable style sheets, images, and JavaScript across its homepages to show visitors how a person using a… Continue Reading »

Launch of Global Survey on DPO Participation in Development Programmes and Policies

INTERNATIONAL: On Monday, 3rd December, 2018, the IDA announced the first ever IDA Global Survey to Monitor DPO Participation in Development Policies and Programmes.    The IDA Global Survey is available online on the following link: http://www.internationaldisabilityalliance.org/global-survey   The deadline to fill the Survey is the 16th December 2018. What is the IDA Global Survey: This is the first ever accountability… Continue Reading »

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

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 city leaders and mayors from… Continue Reading »

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 »

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 »

International Day of Persons with Disabilities – IDPD

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 and sustainable development envisaged in… Continue Reading »

Amplifying the Voices of Persons with Psychosocial Disabilities in East Africa

KAMPALA, UGANDA: In efforts to amplify the voices of persons with psychosocial disabilities in the East Africa region for them to advocate within a human rights framework in line with the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the first ever technical workshop in Eastern African was kicked off… Continue Reading »

Canada, Ghana to Lead Consultations on FfD High-level Dialogue

NEW YORK, USA: The President of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) appointed the permanent representatives of Canada and Ghana as co-facilitators for the High-level Dialogue on Financing for Development (FfD). Martha Ama Akyaa Pobee, Permanent Representative of Ghana, and Marc-Andre Blanchard, Permanent Representative of Canada, will consult with Member States on “the substantive work, including… Continue Reading »