Disabled Peoples' International

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Disabled Peoples' International (DPI) is a cross-disability, consumer-controlled international organization of people with disabilities in over 130 countries around the world.  USICD is the national assembly of the United States in DPI, and a member of DPI North American and the Caribbean.  The goals of DPI are to:

  • Promote the human rights of people with disabilities
  • Promote economic and social integration of people with disabilities
  • Develop and support organizations of people with disabilities

For more information about DPI please visit: http://www.dpi.org

Visit DPI North America and the Caribbean at: http://www.dpinorthamericacaribbean.org/

News from DPI 8th World Assembly

DEADLINE EXTENDED : APPLICATION TO HOST DPI WORLD ASSEMBLY IN 2015
August 22, 2013
Source: Disabled People International

CIVIL SOCIETY FORUM : Opening Session at the United Nations (Photographs)
July 16, 2013
Source: Disabled People's International

DPOs from the South - Photographs from the Lunchtime session at the Civil Society Forum
July 16, 2013
Source: Disabled People's International

USICD welcomes New DPI Executive Officers
October 20, 2011
USICD welcomes the new DPI Executive Officers, who were elected during DPI's 8th World Assembly in Durban, South Africa, 10-13 October 2011.

The Durban Declaration
October 20, 2011
The Durban Declaration, 8th Disabled People’s International (DPI) World Assembly October 10-13, 2011; Durban, Republic of South Africa.

DPI Resources

Disabled Peoples International (DPI) Ratification and Implementation Toolkits

Advocates can use the DPI Ratification Toolkit as a guide to the process of working with their national government to sign and ratify the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). The accompanying Implementation Toolkit offers guidance to advocates on how to ensure that their country fully implements the CRPD.

DPI CRPD primers

DPI has produced a series of two page primers about the CRPD, providing information about the issues and obligations addressed in the CRPD.  Versions in French and Spanish can also be accessed through the main DPI portal.

European DPI Chair Addresses UN Meeting on the Millennium Development Goals

Statement of Mr. Jean-Luc Simon, the Chair of Disabled Peoples International, European Region at the civil society roundtable discussions of the UN High-level Plenary Meeting on the Millennium Development Goals at UN Headquarters, 20-22 September, 2010.