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Other International News

Report of the 11th session of the Conference of States Parties to the CRPD Now Available
September 17, 2018
Source: United Nations
The United Nations Report of the eleventh session of the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is now available.

USICD mourns the loss of international disability rights advocate and friend, Mr. Kalle Konkkola.
September 11, 2018
The United States International Council on Disabilities (USICD) is deeply saddened by the news of the passing of Mr. Kalle Könkkölä and sends its deepest condolences to his loved ones.

USICD Mourns the Loss of Senator John McCain and Will Honor Him with Its Award
August 27, 2018
In recognition of his lifetime of service to disability rights, Senator John McCain will receive USICD’s Dole-Harkin award for distinction in public service to the global disability community. The award will be presented posthumously at USICD’s Gala to celebrate the International Day of Persons with Disabilities in December 2018.

USICD Releases White Paper on International Development Disability Policy & Practice
July 10, 2018
A newly released White Paper from the United States International Council on Disabilities (USICD), International Development: Disability Policy & Practice reviews and assesses disability inclusion in the policies of selected bilateral and multilateral agencies.

USICD Issues Press Release on Family Separation
June 24, 2018
USICD Opposes Trump Administration Policies on Family Separation The United States International Council on Disabilities (USICD) issued a press release that opposes the Trump administration policies that forcibly remove children and adults from immigrant parents or other family members and places them in detention camps around the United States. USICD demands the administration stop this inhumane, cruel, and abusive practice immediately. We also demand that the Department of Homeland Security carry out its responsibilities to adults and children with disabilities under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, and provide State Protection and Advocacy systems with immediate access to all detention centers for immigrant children and adults.

USICD Releases White Paper on Monitoring CRPD Article 32
June 19, 2018
Both governments and civil society, including disabled persons organizations (DPOs), can play a role in holding bilateral and multilateral international development agencies accountable for disability inclusion in their projects. A White Paper released by the United States International Council on Disabilities (USICD), Stakeholders’ Understanding and Monitoring of the Implementation of CRPD Article 32, makes recommendations on how.

USICD Supports Ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty
February 11, 2016
The United States International Council on Disabilities (USICD) welcomes the transmission of the Marrakesh Treaty to the U.S. Senate for its advice and consent to ratification by the United States.

11 major international companies to promote inclusion of persons with disabilities in the workplace
October 29, 2015
Eleven major international companies have become the first signatories of the newly-created “International Labour Organization (ILO) Global Business & Disability Network Charter ” in a ceremony held at ILO headquarters in Geneva.

2015 Annual Gala Honorees
October 15, 2015

ADA Inspires Global Expansion of Disability Rights
July 24, 2015
25 years later, we should be proud that the ADA triggered an expansion of human rights and protections globally

Internship Opportunity with Women Enabled International
June 10, 2015
Social Media & Press Relations Intern Women Enabled International, Inc. seeks an unpaid intern. We are looking for a dedicated, enthusiastic individual who can commit to working a minimum of 15 – 20 hours per week. Although Women Enabled International, Inc. is headquartered in Washington, DC, a mature and committed intern can work remotely and communicate with the organization online via Skype, email and phone. This is a unique opportunity to work in an innovative, rapidly growing nonprofit organization, gain and improve skills, and gain experience working in collaboration with others.

Fulbright Program for Applicants with Disabilities
June 9, 2015
For those interested in applying, Fulbright is offering a program for applicants with disabilities. There will be an online webinar on June 12, 2015 from 3pm-4pm

Headline: Statement from the National Federation of the Disabled Nepal (NFDN) Following the Recent Earthquake.
May 1, 2015

Disability Rights International (DRI) research reveals shocking dangers and violence faced by children living in orphanages in Ukraine
April 20, 2015

Egyptian Dwarfs Fight For Their Rights
April 20, 2015

European anti-torture committee criticises restraints and cages in Czech psychiatric hospitals
April 20, 2015

SWEB seeks right to education of children with disabilities
April 20, 2015

As long as there's extreme poverty, there's a need for DfID
April 20, 2015

How can international development become disability-inclusive? CBM launches new guide.
April 20, 2015

Need more focus on inclusive education in India
April 20, 2015

How one policy fundamentally shifted the grounds on disability inclusiveness
April 20, 2015

Malawi: Lack of Awareness Increasing Disability Rights Abuses
April 20, 2015

Human Rights Watch shares info on rights of children with disabilities to education with UN Committee
April 20, 2015

Tied to a Bed in Croatia
March 25, 2015
Advocates call for an end to the practice of tying people with intellectual or psychosocial disabilities to their beds in Croatian institutions.

European Economic Strategy fails to include European citizens with disabilities.
March 13, 2015

March 13, 2015

TIME FOR DISABILITY INCLUSIVE DEVELOPMENT! Commissioner Mimica commits to support disability-inclusive development within the EU
March 13, 2015

Press Release: Today is an important day for persons with disabilities: The new SR on the rights of PWDs addresses the HRC
March 13, 2015

World Federation of the Deaf Congress: Istanbul
February 13, 2015

DFID has released its framework for disability inclusion in their development initiatives
February 2, 2015

Nigeria: Persons with disabilities are 1 per cent of workforce
February 2, 2015

Ghanan PWDs want the Disability Act reviewed
February 2, 2015

January 23, 2015

Model ICT Accessibility Policy Report Now Available
January 23, 2015

Senate Fails to Act, Disability Leaders Outraged on Int'l Day of Persons with Disabilities
December 3, 2014
On the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, American disability leaders express outrage over the Senate's inaction on ratification of the international Disability Treaty (the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, or CRPD).

All colleges in India should be disabled friendly, says Bombay High Court
November 17, 2014

As Zambia celebrates its 50th birthday, its disability community celebrates its progress toward disability rights
November 17, 2014

Institutionalized children in Greece locked up in cages
November 17, 2014

Indigenous persons with disabilities at the first WCIP
November 3, 2014

International Day of Persons with Disabilities, 3 December 2014
November 3, 2014

OHCHR - Human Rights Council decides to appoint a Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
November 3, 2014

Third Committee of the General Assembly meets on disability
November 3, 2014

Rehabilitation International (RI) July Newsletter
August 26, 2014
Source: Rehabilitation International

Beijing Plus 20 Review: The Situation of Women and Girls with Disabilities and The Beijing Plus 20 Proces
August 11, 2014
Source: Stephanie Ortoleva, Esq., President, Women Enabled, Inc.

Opening Doors to People With Disabilities Worldwide
July 23, 2014
Source: Thomas J. Donohue, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

IBM names West accessibility chief
July 22, 2014
Source: Larry Dignan, ZDnet

Announcement: Today the National Union of Disabled Persons of Uganda (NUDIPU) delivered a felicitations letter to our Hon Sam K. Kuteesa, the incoming President of the UN General Assembly.
July 21, 2014
Source: Mwesigwa Martin Babu, Member - UNCRPD Committee of Experts, Deputy Executive Director & Head of Prog

Man Must Crawl To Second Floor To Register Disability Rights Organization
July 21, 2014
Source: Zubeda Hamid, The Hindu

Joint Press Release: European Court on Human Rights says NGOs can secure justice for otherwise voiceless people who die at the hands of the state
July 21, 2014
Source: Mental Disability Advocacy Center

Georgetown Uni, Qatar to become disabled-friendly
July 21, 2014
Source: Aby Thomas, Construction Week Online

Disability discrimination commissioner condemns 'lifters, not leaners' slogan
July 21, 2014
Source: Daniel Hurst, The Guardian

Making Aircraft Lavatory Accessible To Blind People
July 18, 2014
Source: Roberto Castiglioni, Reduced Mobility Rights

International Disability Alliance Appoints Executive Director
July 18, 2014
Source: International Disability Alliance, IDA

Passage of Bahamas Disability Bill is 'most noblest of acts' by Parliament
July 17, 2014
Source: Matt Maura, BIS

International Exchanges, the Key to Unlocking a Country's Social and Economic Development?
July 16, 2014
Source: Maegan Shank, YIDA Intern, World Learning
USICD's YIDA Intern, Maegan Shank writes a blog post during her internship for World Learning,"International Exchanges, the Key to Unlocking a Country's Social and Economic Development?"

In Brazil For The World Cup, Scant Disabled Access, Abundant Good Will
July 16, 2014
Source: Fred Thys, Cognoscenti

Premier League clubs 'failing disabled fans'
July 15, 2014
Source: BBC

International Disability Alliance Elects New Chairperson
July 11, 2014
Source: International Disability Alliance

A Step in the Right Direction: New Commitments to Disability Inclusion in Refugee Settings
July 11, 2014
Source: Sarah Costa, Huffington Post

Torture and Ill-treatment banned under International Law still evident in Czech Republic psychiatric hospitals
July 3, 2014
Source: Mental Disability Advocacy Center

Alliance for Disability Inclusive Development
July 3, 2014
Source: The Himalayan Times

From the Civil Rights Act to the Disabilities Treaty
July 2, 2014
Source: Judith Heumann, DIPNOTE, U.S. Department of State Official Blog

The crucial next steps in DfID's disability response
July 1, 2014
Source: Jenny Lei Ravelo, Devex

Wartime Violence against Disabled Women Often Ignored
July 1, 2014
Source: Juhie Bhatia, WE News

Accessible Books Consortium Launched, Joins Effort to End “Book Famine” for People with Print Disabilities
July 1, 2014
Source: AG-IP News

Fifa sells off World Cup tickets reserved for the disabled
June 24, 2014
Source: Jonathan Harwood, The Week

'Invisible' in India: The story of the disabled boy tied to Mumbai bus stop
June 23, 2014
Source: Mallika Kapur, CNN

FIFA Doing its Part to Make the World Cup Accessible to All
June 23, 2014
Source: FIFA.com

UN CRPD, the Global South and Youth
June 23, 2014
Source: Elizabeth Lockwood, CBM

Side Events Announced for 2014 Conference of State Parties to the CRPD
June 5, 2014

Republican Senators Urge Call for CRPD Ratification
June 4, 2014
Source: Mark Kirk, U.S. Senator For Illinois

The Disability Movement Calls for the Active Participation of Organisations of Persons With Disabilities in the Implementation of the UN Convention
May 20, 2014
Source: European Disability Forum

11th Session of the Committee on the CRPD
May 20, 2014
Source: International Disability Alliance

Russia: Pass Laws to Protect Disability Rights
May 20, 2014
Source: Human Rights Watch

China's Blind Head to National College Exam
May 20, 2014
Source: Jonathan Levine, CNN

Announcing the book, “Choosing a Career in International Development: A Guide to the Professions of International Development” by Donovan Russell
April 25, 2014
Source: Book Site

Disabled People's International (DPI) hosted its first Arab Regional Assembly in Cairo
April 25, 2014
Source: Disabled People's International

Compilation of 11th Session of CRPD Committee c/o IDA
April 23, 2014
Source: International Disability Alliance

China to Allow the Blind to Take College Entrance Exam
April 21, 2014
Source: The New York Times

Emirati sign language promoted
April 17, 2014
Source: gulfnews.com

The International Disability Treaty
April 15, 2014
Source: Wheelchair Traveling (Blog)

Tackling autism in the Middle East
April 15, 2014
Source: AlJazeera
Treatment for autism in the region has progressed, but lack of awareness and support services remains a challenge.

CRPD Committee Makes Reports Available
April 14, 2014
Source: UNOHR

Spirited disabled voters throng well-equipped poll booths
April 10, 2014
Source: DNAindia.com

Challenges faced by children with disabilities in Uganda
April 8, 2014
Source: New Vision

Human rights training in Makira onCRPD
April 8, 2014
Source: Solomon Star

Romania has to ensure a better protection to persons with disabilities, children and Roma
April 7, 2014
Source: Act Media

Towards a Latin American Network of Youth and Inclusive Development
March 26, 2014
Source: Inter American Institute on Disability and Inclusive Development (iiDi)

DRI and allies testify on abuses in the Americas
March 25, 2014
Source: Disability Rights International

50 Countries Unite To Fight Medical Discrimination Against People With Down Syndrome
March 21, 2014
Source: The Huffington Post

Disability and the Global South (DGS) Inaugural Issue
March 17, 2014
Source: Disability and the Global South

Single Dad Carries His Son With Disabilities 9 Miles Every Day So That He Can Go To School
March 14, 2014
Source: Huffington Post

Paralympics In Full Swing In Sochi
March 12, 2014
Source: WLRN

Human rights for thee but not for me
March 12, 2014
Source: Al Jazeera America

Sochi Paralympics confronts Russia's attitude towards disabled
March 10, 2014
Source: CBC News (Canada)

Disabled woman wins discriminatory pay case at Ontario Human Rights Tribunal
March 7, 2014
Source: TheStar.com

March 7, 2014
Source: European Disability Forum

Tension in Sochi as the Winter Paralympics Begin
March 7, 2014
Source: Slate

The Post-2015 Development Agenda and the UN CRPD in Africa: Deepening Dialogue between Africa Stakeholders and Global and Regional DPOs to Strengthen Advocacy for Inclusive Development
March 6, 2014
Source: International Disability Alliance

February 26, 2014
Source: European Disability Forum

The Zero Project Report 2014 on Accessibility is Published!
February 24, 2014

February 22, 2014
Source: European Disability Forum

EU election candidates stand up for disability inclusion
February 21, 2014
Source: CBM

Take two for Team USA
February 20, 2014
Source: Team USA

Englis Language German Shadow Report Released on CRPD
February 16, 2014
Source: ISL

Pearson Dogwood redevelopment plan a matter of human rights
February 13, 2014
Source: Vancouver Courier

Inclusion in the Jewish community
February 12, 2014
Source: Jewish News

February 10, 2014
Source: European Disability Forum

Stop Violence Against People with Disabilities! An International Resource
February 10, 2014

African Leaders Commit to the Rights of People with Disabilities
February 10, 2014
Source: Nyasa Times

Thousands of Disability Activists protest in India to demand new disability legislation include all the human rights of CRPD!!!
February 9, 2014

Promoting disability inclusion at the UN
February 9, 2014
Source: CBM

A Post-2015 Development Framework Inclusive of Persons with Disabilities
February 7, 2014
Source: Inclusion International

Scientists Explore How Technology Can Expand Human Rights for People with Disabilities. and Everyone.
February 7, 2014
Source: MSDN Blogs

Procedure for providing the disabled with rehabilitation simplified
February 7, 2014
Source: forUm

People with disabilities begin hunger strike in Nepal
February 7, 2014
Source: Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environments

Rep. Tammy Duckworth to lead U.S. delegation to the Paralympic Games in Sochi
February 7, 2014
Source: Chicago Sun-Times

Sochi Paralympics Highlight the Major Russian Human Rights Issue You Haven't Heard About
February 4, 2014
Source: Policy Mic

New UNICEF Report on Educationg Children with Disabilities
January 29, 2014

January 27, 2014
Source: European Disability Forum

USICD ED David Morrissey speaks with USAID at the Science & Human Rights Coalition Meeting: Disability Rights
January 27, 2014
Source: American Association for the Advancement of Science

South Africa Audio Description: A New Dynamic for Persons with Disabilities and Access to Cultural Venues
January 26, 2014
Source: G3ict

Proposal affirmed to establish an African Disability Forum (ADF)
January 24, 2014

First Deaf Person to Participate in Australian Jury Process
January 23, 2014
Source: SBS

Irkyihun's story
January 21, 2014
Source: End Exclusion

January 7, 2014
Source: Enlightening and Empowering People with Disabilities

Disabled people launch fast for place in Constituent Assembly
January 5, 2014
Source: Republica

Bill stuck, fate of the disabled hangs in balance - India
December 27, 2013
Source: The Times of India

Post-2015 Development Agenda: Perspectives for the disability movement from now till then
December 25, 2013
Source: Disabled People's International

Disabilities Advocate and Expert on Why Equality Matters
December 18, 2013
Source: International Foundation on Electoral Systems

HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE UN SYSTEM High-level Meeting on Disability and Development
December 18, 2013
Source: UN Enable

Barred From College Entrance Exams, in a Blow for China’s Blind
December 18, 2013
Source: The New York Times

DRI releases report documenting atrocious human rights abuses in the Republic of Georgia's orphanages and institutions for people with disabilities
December 16, 2013
Source: Disability Rights International

EasyJet on trial in France for refusing disabled passengers
December 16, 2013
Source: Yahoo Finance

December 3, 2013
Source: Leonard Cheshire Disability

On International Day of Persons with Disabilities, USICD Calls for Ratification of Disability Treaty
December 3, 2013

Sconyers: An urgent need for health care
December 3, 2013
Source: Virgnian-Pilot

statement made by Miki Matheson, Programme Officer, DPI at the United Nations on the occasion of International day of Persons with Disabilities
December 3, 2013
Source: Disabled People's International

Nothing to Celebrate: North Koreans with Disabilities
December 3, 2013
Source: Foreign Policy In Focus

December 3, 2013
Source: International Disability Alliance

Former WFD President Liisa Kauppinen receives 2013 United Nations Human Rights Award Prize
December 3, 2013
Source: World Federation of the Deaf

RIADIS Statement on International Day of Persons with Disabilities
December 3, 2013
Source: RIADIS

'Disabled' Mannequins Remind Us That Beautiful Doesn't Mean 'Perfect'
December 3, 2013
Source: Huffington Post

Brazilian polio survivor who has lived 43 years in a hospital
December 2, 2013
Source: CNN

Guidance Note on Disability and Emergency Risk Management for Health
December 2, 2013
Source: CBM

Differently Abled, Not Disabled
December 2, 2013
Source: PLOS

New wheelchair is ideal for disasters
November 21, 2013
Source: Mercurt 24 - Weston, Worle & Somerset

“When we talk of ICT in disability & development, the emphasis should also be on availability and affordability of technology,” Javed Abidi, Chairperson, DPI
November 20, 2013
Source: DPI

Call for Action for to include Persons with Disabilities in the Philippines emergency response and recovery programmes
November 20, 2013
Source: IDA and IDDC

Peace Studies Journal, Volume 6, Issue 4, 2013
November 20, 2013
Source: Central New York Peace Studies Consortium

Why the U.S. Must Lead on Disabilities Treaty
November 20, 2013
Source: The Great Debate, Bill Frist

The Disability Movement Calls for an Inclusive Sustainable Development
November 17, 2013
Source: European Disability Forum

Proposed taxi rules would transform Toronto cab experience
November 15, 2013
Source: The Star

GOP Gets Another Chance to Back Disabilities Treaty
November 5, 2013
Source: Roll Call

Disabilities Treaty breaks down borders for vets
November 5, 2013
Source: Stars and Stripes, Patrick Murphy

Video on Sign Language Education for Children
October 18, 2013
Source: World Federation of the Deaf

Where hyenas are used to treat mental illness
October 16, 2013
Source: BBC

A Disability-Inclusive Post-2015 Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction
October 13, 2013
Source: IDA

Presidential Proclamation -- Blind Americans Equality Day, 2013
October 11, 2013
Source: The White House

DESA-UNISDR Panel discussion on "Disaster Resilience and Disability: Ensuring Equality and Inclusion"
October 10, 2013
Source: UN Enable

Organization seeks creation of disability affairs ministry
October 8, 2013
Source: Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environments

Electronic Accessibility in India
October 3, 2013

Wheelchair Diaries: One Step Up is an official Utopia 2013 selection
October 1, 2013

MPs unhappy with gov't exclusion of PWD in UN delegation
September 30, 2013
Source: Ghana Web

UN: Put Human Rights at Heart of New Development Agenda
September 30, 2013
Source: Human Rights Watch

DPI-Japan Chairperson Satoru Misawa Passes
September 30, 2013

Service Innovation Fund awarded to YPSA
September 28, 2013
Source: YSPA

UNICEF: 2nd meeting of the Global Partnership on Children with Disabilities
September 28, 2013
Source: UNICEF

Malawi Union for the Blind calls for support ahead of tripartite elections
September 27, 2013
Source: Newstime Africa

Senate should ratify U.N. treaty on the disabled
September 25, 2013
Source: Los Angeles Times

Key to Post-2015: Hold Donors to Account
September 23, 2013
Source: Disability Rights Fund

Statement from the World Bank Group at the UN High-Level Meeting of the General Assembly on Disability
September 23, 2013
Source: The World Bank

Secretary of State John Kerry At a High-Level Meeting of the United Nations General Assembly On Disability and Development
September 23, 2013
Source: US State Department

September 23, 2013
Source: G3ict

IDA Statment on the United Nations High-Level Meeting on Disability and Development
September 23, 2013
Source: International Disability Alliance

Older people with autism in Scotland 'invisible'
September 23, 2013
Source: BBC News

Left Behind: The Case for Disability-Inclusive Development
September 21, 2013
Source: Huffington Post

Michelle Kwan Calls for Ratification of the Disability Treaty
September 18, 2013
Source: US International Council on Disabilities

Barriers Everywhere
September 11, 2013
Source: Human Rights Watch

WHO plan for better health for persons with disabilities
September 9, 2013
Source: CBM

A data revolution for disability-inclusive development
September 9, 2013
Source: The Lancet Global Health

Live United Nations Treaty Body Webcast
September 9, 2013
Source: UN Treaty Body Webcast

Building the future of the MDGs
September 9, 2013
Source: UN

Nigeria: ILO, Others Move to End Workplace Discrimination Against Disabled Persons
September 9, 2013
Source: AllAfrica

Disability Inclusion in the Syrian Refugee Response in Lebanon
September 6, 2013
Source: USICD Blog

The Mine Ban Treaty and the CRPD- September Update
September 3, 2013
Source: Victims Assistance

Human Rights Commission calls for more sign language education
September 3, 2013
Source: TV New Zealand

DPI's response to the Report of the Secretary General on Post-2015 Agenda
September 2, 2013
Source: Disabled People International

An Analysis of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio +20) Discourse Using an Ability Expectation Lens
August 30, 2013
Source: Global Program for Disability and Development

Youtube film about project "The Portrait of a Disabled Man from the 16th century"
August 30, 2013
Source: Global Program on Disability and Development

India's mobile school for blind students puts empowerment on the curriculum
August 30, 2013
Source: The Guardian

PWDs Are Not Adequately Protected By Laws
August 30, 2013
Source: Spy Ghana

New drop-in programme for disabled allows caregivers some time off
August 28, 2013
Source: Channel NewsAsia

Have your say! - UN Disability & Disaster Survey
August 22, 2013
Source: UN Enable

UN Honors Israel for Innovative Work with People with Disabilities
August 21, 2013
Source: The Jewish Press

la Asamblea General de las Naciones Unidas convocó una reunión de alto nivel sobre discapacidad y desarrollo
August 20, 2013

the General Assembly convened a one-day high-level meeting on disability and development
August 20, 2013

‘Enacting disability law will serve as social security’
August 20, 2013
Source: The Guardian Nigeria

World Humanitarian Day - the world needs more inclusion
August 19, 2013
Source: CBM

Man with learning difficulties to be sterilised in unprecedented court ruling
August 16, 2013
Source: The Telegraph

Championing our Communities: An Open Letter
August 15, 2013
Source: The White House

It's time to Ratify the Disability Treaty
August 12, 2013
Source: Global Studies at University of Delaware

Rehabilitation International Monthly Newsletter August 2013
August 11, 2013
Source: Rehabilitation International

II hosts side session on the Right to Decide at the UN Conference of States Parties
August 8, 2013
Source: Inclusion International

Indigenous Children With Disabilities Have Rights Too
August 7, 2013
Source: Huffington Post

Three terrible exclusions
August 2, 2013
Source: Himal Southasian

Equal rights and equal chances for disabled population in China
July 31, 2013
Source: China.org.cn

Educating Children with Disabilities of their Rights Using Digital Talking Books
July 31, 2013
Source: Sun Star Phillipines

Disability is not inability – refugee turns entrepreneur hours after fleeing
July 31, 2013
Source: UNHCR

Teachers for All: Inclusive Teaching for Children with Disabilities
July 30, 2013
Source: Sight Savers

Disabled children treated more harshly in developing world
July 30, 2013
Source: Medical Press

Spain's Down Syndrome councillor makes history
July 29, 2013
Source: The Local

Contribute to a Global Thematic Consultation Addressing Urban Inequality, August 1-29, 2013
July 29, 2013
Source: The World We Want

Stevie Wonder Video Supporting the CRPD
July 19, 2013
Source: United Nations

CBM and partners launch key publication on Disability Inclusive Disaster Risk Management
July 19, 2013
Source: CBM

SUMMARY: 19 July, Interactive dialogue with the UN system and closing of COSP6
July 19, 2013
Source: UN Enable

Zero Project presented innovative employment models at UN meeting in New York
July 18, 2013
Source: Zero Project

SUMMARY: Thursday, 18 July COSP6
July 18, 2013
Source: UN Enable

IDA Human Rights Publication Series - The Right to Vote and to Stand for Election
July 15, 2013
Source: International Disability Alliance

China: End Discrimination, Exclusion of Children With Disabilities
July 15, 2013
Source: Human Rights Watch

First IDA Board Meeting
July 15, 2013
Source: International Disability Alliance

People With Disabilities and the Post-2015 Agenda
July 12, 2013
Source: World We Want

A Deeper Silence: The Unheard Experiences of Women with Disabilities
July 10, 2013
Source: UNFPA

People With Disabilities In Belarus: Struggling With Barriers
July 5, 2013
Source: Belarus Digest

A Call to Action: Help the U.S. Join Global Dignity Revolution
July 3, 2013
Source: The World of Special Olympics

Results from Leonard Cheshire Disability and Inclusive Development Centre Conference
July 2, 2013

26 June International Day of victims of Torture observed in Pakistan
July 2, 2013
Source: Empowerment Cafe on Disability

Books for the Blind Get International Treaty Win
July 2, 2013
Source: Corporate Counsel

US Makes Good on Supporting Landmark Treaty for People who are Blind
July 1, 2013
Source: The White House Blog

IDA Disability Rights Bulletin (June 2013)
June 24, 2013
Source: International Disability Alliance

Former USICD Intern Julia Wolhandler Champions Disability Rights in CIVICUS’s State of Civil Society 2013 (p. 229)
June 14, 2013
Source: State of Civil Society Report

Bangkok Recommendations for disability-inclusiveness
June 12, 2013
Source: Thailand The Nation

Hope in India as Mandatory Access For People with Disability Takes Shape
June 8, 2013
Source: India America Today

New Resource on English Language Learners with Disabilities
June 5, 2013
Source: Impact from University of Minnesota's CIRTCL

June 5, 2013
Source: European Disability Forum

"In The Shadow of the Sun" Shown in NY
June 5, 2013
Source: Human Rights Watch Film Festival

Armless Pilot Jessica Cox Visits Capitol Hill to Advocate for CRPD
June 3, 2013
Source: Handicap International

MDAC fights for the rights of parents with disabilities
May 31, 2013
Source: Mental Disability Advocacy Center

My Reflections on Disability and the UN Panel's Post-2015 Report
May 31, 2013
Source: Huffington Post

Given same opportunities as others, children with disabilities can be agents of change – UN report
May 30, 2013
Source: UN News Centre

Tunisia: Regional Arab Workshop On the 'Disabled Person's Status and MDGs'
May 29, 2013
Source: allAfrica

66th World Health Assembly adopts resolution calling for better health care for people with disabilities
May 28, 2013
Source: World Health Organization

Support Launch of UNICEF's State of the World’s Children 2013: Children with Disabilities
May 28, 2013

Recommendations of Pacific Declaration of the Preparatory Meeting for Pacific Indigenous Peoples on the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples 2014
May 26, 2013

The European Disability Movement Calls for a Social Way Out of the Crisis, Which Includes CRPD
May 26, 2013
Source: European Disability Forum

Immigrants Seeking Serenity in a Patch of California Land
May 25, 2013
Source: New York Times

2013 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction Side Event on Disability Inclusiveness
May 22, 2013

Indigenous persons with disabilities present study to the UNPFII, upon framework of CRPD
May 22, 2013

Final Report of High-Level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda to be released on 31 May
May 22, 2013

UN disability rights body confirms that equal access to banking services should be granted to all
May 21, 2013
Source: Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

Op-Ed on CRPD: Measure won't infringe on rights
May 21, 2013
Source: The Tennessean

Towards economic participation: examining the impact of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in India
May 16, 2013
Source: Disability & Society

United Spinal to Honor U.S. Senator John McCain For His Commitment to Strengthen Disability Rights
May 16, 2013
Source: United Spinal Association

Disabilities Prevent Aging Africans from Being Productive
May 15, 2013
Source: Voice of America

DPO's Prepare for Storm "Mahasen" in Bangldesh
May 14, 2013
Source: Young Power in Social Action

Wheelchair Sports Clinic in Nepal
May 12, 2013
Source: The Himalayan

Disability Rights Fund Announces Opening of Letter of Interest Process for CRPD Skill Building
May 9, 2013
Source: Disability Rights Fund

WILD Seed Grants Encourage Women with Disabilites in Inclusive Development Projects
May 8, 2013
Source: MIUSA

CBM International Advocacy and Alliances (IAA) April Newsletter Mentions CRPD
May 8, 2013
Source: CBM

Poverty hits people with disabilities
May 1, 2013
Source: The Sydney Morning Herald

The disconnect with disability
April 30, 2013
Source: The Hindu

ICTs open new avenues for the empowerment of Persons with Disabilities
April 29, 2013

United Nations Social Development Network (UNSDN) Online Portal Launched
April 29, 2013
Source: DESA

Update on the High-level Meeting on Disability and Development
April 26, 2013

World Autism Awareness Day Commemoration by UN on 2 April
April 26, 2013
Source: UN Enable

Doctor’s efforts bring disabled-friendly ATMs at GTB Hospital
April 24, 2013
Source: The Statesman

Gender-based Violence among Displaced Women and Girls with Disabilities: Findings from Field Visits 2011 – 2012
April 22, 2013
Source: Women's UN Report Network

Senator Menendez CRPD Statements at SFRC Hearing
April 18, 2013
Source: Senate Foreign Relations Committee

Senator Harkin on CRPD at Appropriations Hearing
April 18, 2013
Source: Senate Committee on Appropriations

Psychiatric Survivors This Is My Voice Survey
April 17, 2013

Side Event on Indigenous Women and Girls with Disabilities during the 9th session of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
April 17, 2013
Source: International Disability Alliance

April 16, 2013

CRPD assists with step forward in achieving voting equality for people with disabilities
April 15, 2013

IDA & DPI Call on Diability Grassroots to Contribute to the MDG's
April 8, 2013

CBM International's March Newsletter
April 8, 2013
Source: CBM International

UNICEF - All-Staff Disability Orientation and Training Video Includes Education on the CRPD
April 8, 2013
Source: UNICEF

Rachel Maddow Reiterates GOP Mistep with CRPD
April 4, 2013
Source: The Rachel Maddow Shoe MSNBC

New Report Expands the Definition of Human Rights
April 1, 2013
Source: Disability Rights Fund

IDA Delegation Attends High Level Meetings on the CRPD in New York
April 1, 2013
Source: International Disability Alliance

World Down Syndrome Day Commemorated in Pakistan
March 26, 2013

CRPD Welcomed in Malawi
March 25, 2013
Source: Times of Zambia

A lesson for Bob Dole: old rules no longer apply
March 24, 2013
Source: The Boston Globe

World Down Syndrome Day Celebrated in Nepal
March 21, 2013
Source: Down Syndrome Society Nepal

Special Rapporteur on Torture calls for absolute ban on forced psychiatric interventions
March 11, 2013

European Disability Community Reacts to EC's Legislaive Proposal on Web Accessibility
March 11, 2013
Source: European Disability Forum

Seed Grants Form Partnerships for Inclusive Development
March 11, 2013
Source: MIUSA

March 8, 2013
Source: European Disability Forum

IDA Attends UN Human Rights Coiuncil holds Annual Discussion on Human Rights and Persons with Disabilities
March 6, 2013
Source: IDA

UN Commission for Social Development Hears from Disability Perspective
March 5, 2013
Source: UN Enable

New Enable webpage on Indigenous persons with disabilities
March 5, 2013
Source: UN Enable

My World: The United Nations global survey
March 5, 2013
Source: UN Enable

Leadership meeting on Addressing Inequalities in the Post-2015 Development Agenda
February 27, 2013

February 24, 2013
Source: European Disability Forum

Bridging the Indigenous Peoples and Disability Rights Movements
February 19, 2013
Source: Disability Rights Fund

Australian NGO continues to promote accessible elections
February 18, 2013
Source: Global Accessibility News

Malta NGO Files Judicial Protest of Stadium Accessibility
February 18, 2013
Source: Global Accessibility News

Maltese with hearing disabilities want a fair hearing on film and TV subtitles
February 16, 2013
Source: Global Accessibility News

Philippines DPWH official reiterates strict implementation of Accessibility Law
February 13, 2013
Source: Global Accessibility News

Raise your voice: Say YES To INCLUSION!
February 12, 2013
Source: End Exclusion

NAB to collaborate with Perkins to educate people with vision disabilities in India
February 12, 2013
Source: Global Accessibility News

CBM International advocacy and alliances department will produce monthly newsletter
February 6, 2013

Strengthen Our Voices - Project to Further Build Global Movement for Users and Survivors of Psychiatry
February 6, 2013

Mexican government reforms mental health laws following Disability Rights International's report and recommendations
February 4, 2013
Source: Disability rights International

India Having Trouble with Web Accessibility
January 22, 2013
Source: Hindustan Times

International Society for Prosthetics and Orthopedics Declares Support for CRPD
January 22, 2013
Source: International Soceity for Prosthetics and Orthotics

UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) publishes Thematic Study on Employment of Persons with Disabilities
January 17, 2013
Source: UN OHCHR

New Reports and Actions on The Asian and Pacific Decade of Disabiled Persons
January 15, 2013
Source: UN ESCAP

International Networking Site for Disabled Youth Launches
January 11, 2013

Pakistan: Human Rights Ministry to establish ‘Disability Desk’
January 11, 2013
Source: Empowerment Cafe on Disabilities

A Russian Orphan Fights to Stop Ban on Adoptions
December 28, 2012
Source: PRI's the World

A Russian Orphan Fights to Stop Ban on Adoptions
December 27, 2012

The Peruvian Congress approved a new disability law in line with the UN Convention of the Rights of People with Disability
December 21, 2012
Source: CBM

Was Johnson listening to debate over treaty?
December 19, 2012
Source: Journal Sentinel

Bob Schieffer Commentary on CRPD
December 16, 2012
Source: Face The Nation

How The Disabilities Treaty Senate Debacle Caught the Media’s Attention
December 14, 2012
Source: UN Dispatch

Why Ratifying Human Rights Treaties Matters for the United States
December 14, 2012
Source: Single Pixel Planes

Disabled advocates hope Senate will again take up UN disability treaty
December 13, 2012
Source: The Times Picayune Greater New Orleans

Columnist Karen Rubin: Right wingers wrong on disabilities
December 13, 2012
Source: The Island Now

Stepping Down from the Stage: A New Horizon of Global Politics?
December 13, 2012
Source: Global Policy Journal

FOX News Talk with Tom Anderson Discusses CRPD with John Wodatch
December 13, 2012
Source: FOX News Talk

Senate vote on UN disability convention shows pitiful state of US politics
December 8, 2012
Source: The Telegraph (UK)

Tanzania's Albinos Face Constant Threat Of Attack
December 6, 2012
Source: NPR

A PWD Takes on Romanian Politics
December 6, 2012
Source: The Economist

Editorial: Disabled Senate rejects U.N. rights treaty
December 6, 2012
Source: USA Today

Senator Harkin Expresses Deep Disappointment in Senate's Failure to Ratify the CRPD
December 5, 2012

U.S. Senate's Rejection of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is "Appalling"
December 4, 2012
Source: Amnesty International

24 Hours to Decide - Kerry in Huffington
December 3, 2012
Source: Huffington Post

Spain Wins Roosevelt International Disability Rights Award
December 3, 2012
Source: Franklin D. Roosevelt International Diability Rights Award

Non Profit Quarterly Pro CRPD Article
November 30, 2012
Source: Non Profit Quarterly

ACLU Issues Letter of CRPD Support
November 29, 2012
Source: ACLU

MIUSA Releases New Video - Creating A World As It Should Be: The Power of Disabiled Women Activists
November 29, 2012
Source: MIUSA

Best Buddies Calls for Action
November 29, 2012
Source: Best Buddies

Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law Action Alert
November 28, 2012
Source: Baelon Center for Mental Health Law

Autistic Self Advocacy Network Action Alert
November 28, 2012
Source: ASAN

Epilepsy Foundation issues another action alert
November 28, 2012
Source: Epilepsy Foundation

The Arc Issues New Action Alert
November 28, 2012
Source: The Arc

Council for Exceptional Children Issues Action Alert
November 28, 2012
Source: CEC

Hearing Loss Association of America
November 28, 2012
Source: HLAA

RESNA Action Alert
November 28, 2012
Source: rehabilitation and Assistive Technology Society of North America

Association of University Centers on Disability Action Alert
November 28, 2012
Source: AUCD

Washington Post Piece on CRPD
November 27, 2012
Source: Washington Post

UNICEF Urges U.S. to Ratify CRPD
November 21, 2012
Source: UNICEF United States Fund

People With Disabilites Gain Access to Voting in the Philippines
November 19, 2012
Source: Senate of the Philippines

The Arc issues a CRPD Action Alert
November 12, 2012
Source: The Arc

AGENDA Conference Continues Conversation on Rights of Persons with Disabilities
November 12, 2012
Source: International Foundation for Electoral Systems

Moving Forward on Disability in Haiti
November 12, 2012
Source: Caribbean Journal

Join the Discussion on Disability Rights post-MDG's
November 12, 2012

Ekaete Umoh emerges the Next Rehabilitation International Vice President for Africa
November 9, 2012
Source: SpyGhana.com

Minnesota Commission of Deaf, DeadBlind and Hard of Hearing Action Alert on CROD!
November 9, 2012

Marley Matlin Tweets for the CRPD
November 8, 2012

Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism CRPD Action Alert
November 7, 2012

Position Paper and Listserve on Disability Rights in the post-MDG Framework
November 5, 2012
Source: International Disability Alliance

China adopts mental health law to curb forced treatment
November 2, 2012
Source: Reuters

AWID Encounters Issue 5: The Rights of Women and Girls with Disabilities
October 22, 2012
Source: AWID

Empowering disabled youth with higher education in India
October 22, 2012
Source: Two Circles.net

Tanzania: Visually Impaired People Need Community's Help
October 22, 2012
Source: All Africa

Disabled people protest against Salman Khurshid
October 22, 2012
Source: The Times of India

Refugee Community Faces Major Barriers When Seeking Disability And Health Services
October 19, 2012
Source: Progress Illinois

Bulgaria to bring legislation in line with CRPD
October 19, 2012
Source: News Europe

Physically challenged youth demand more accessible Nepal
October 19, 2012
Source: Khabar Southeast Asia

Ugandan Gonvernment to Support PWD Rights with Election of Babu
October 19, 2012
Source: Daily Monitor

Sterilisation law updated to protect mentally disabled in Singapore
October 19, 2012
Source: The Straits Times

Pacific Island Forum strong solidarity expressed for disability agenda
October 12, 2012

Promoting Voter Registration among People with Disabilities in Cameroon
October 12, 2012

UNICEF – Forum on the Global Partnership on Children with Disabilities
October 11, 2012
Source: UN Enable

ESCWA – Capacity-building for CRPD implementation in the Arab region
October 11, 2012
Source: UN Enable

Outcome documents of the 11th World Down Syndrome Congress
October 11, 2012
Source: UN Enable

New guide on paratransit for mobility-impaired persons in developing regions
October 11, 2012
Source: UN Enable

Publication on corporal punishment of children with disabilities
October 11, 2012
Source: UN Enable

Mobile and web accessibility
October 11, 2012
Source: UN Enable

High-level Meeting on Disability and Development (23 September 2013)
October 10, 2012
Source: UN Enable

OHCHR – 8th session: Committee on the rights of persons with disabilities
October 10, 2012
Source: UN Enable

Malta Becomes 124th Nation to Ratify the CRPD
October 10, 2012
Source: UN Enable

October 5, 2012
Source: European Disability Forum

New Report on the Treatment of People with Mental Disabilites
October 5, 2012
Source: Human Rights Watch

Russia discontinues USAID Mission
October 3, 2012
Source: Russia Beyond the Headlines

DPI in Bangladesh for Workshop on UPR
September 28, 2012

Senate Inquiry into Involuntary or Coerced Sterilisation of People with Disabilities in Australia
September 28, 2012

Afghanistan Becomes 125th Nation to Ratify the CRPD
September 18, 2012
Source: UN Enable

DPI Holds Side Event at 5th COSP - Global South Resonates
September 17, 2012

Daily Bulletins from the 5th COSP
September 14, 2012
Source: UN Enable

Women Enabled Statement at 5th COSP
September 14, 2012

New accessibility applications connects persons with disabilities: ITU
September 13, 2012
Source: Cyber Media

Watch CRPD COSP Live Webcast
September 12, 2012

National Association of the Deaf Calls for Action to Support the CRPD
September 12, 2012

IDA and European Disability Forum Meet in New York Prior to COSP
September 10, 2012

NEW Journal - Disability and the Global South (DGS)
September 7, 2012

Forgotten Sisters - A Report on Violence against Women with Disabilities: An Overview of Its Nature, Scope, Causes and Consequences
September 5, 2012

Wheelchair service training package launched
September 5, 2012
Source: World Health Organization

International Paralympic Committee puts out Booklet for Athletes on the CRPD
September 5, 2012

One Billion Strong puts out Handbook on AIDS and Disability
September 5, 2012

Protest Against Increasing Incidents of Sexual Assaults on Women with Disabilities in West Bengal
September 5, 2012

“Generations have paid and will pay the price of being born disabled in India”: Javed Abidi
September 5, 2012
Source: Disability News and Infromation Service

Modified Eurostar train for Paralympians
August 31, 2012
Source: BBC News UK

ILO Global Business and Disability Network's newsletter
August 31, 2012

Youth in Swaziland Raise Issues of Discrimination in the Media.
August 31, 2012
Source: The Swazi Observer

US Open has blade runner ballperson
August 30, 2012
Source: Fox Sports

State Department Addresses MIUSA's Women’s Institute on Leadership and Disability
August 27, 2012
Source: U.S. State Department

Breaking Barriers: The Disability Rights Movement in Russia
August 24, 2012
Source: Human Rights Watch

Ghana Media Urged to Portray PWD's in a Positive Light
August 24, 2012
Source: Ghana MMA

UN report lauds India’s Rajasthan State for comprehensive policy for persons with disabilities
August 24, 2012
Source: Global Accessibility News

Disability and Poverty in Developing Countries: A Multidimensional Study
August 23, 2012

RI Offers Galaxy Tab 10.1 Tablet Computers to First International Conference Registrants
August 23, 2012

Disability teaching for Fiji school system
August 23, 2012
Source: The Fiji Times Online

Oman Sets its Bar High for Internet Accessibility
August 21, 2012

US Delegation Statement to UN Working Group on Aging
August 21, 2012

Accessibility Awards in India
August 16, 2012
Source: TwoCircles.net

Ramps Being built in Afghanistan
August 16, 2012
Source: AlertNet

UK's first disability minister dies days before Paralympics
August 16, 2012
Source: politics.co.uk

Medal Quest - American Paralympic Athletes
August 9, 2012
Great PBS site to help you follow our athletes in London

Videos of the U.S. Launch and Symposium for the World Report on Disability
August 6, 2012

Liberia Becomes 117th Nation to Ratify the CRPD
July 26, 2012
Source: UN Enable

USICD Welcomes the Montserrat Disability Community into the Disabled Peoples' International
July 25, 2012

HIV Conference: Include People With Disabilities
July 23, 2012
Source: AlertNet

HIV Conference: Include People With Disabilities
July 23, 2012
Source: AlertNet

Senator Coons voices strong support for ratification of disabilities treaty
July 12, 2012
Source: Senatrod Coons

UK Fund to Encourage PWD's to go into Politics
July 10, 2012
Source: Public Service.CO.UK

2012 elections of the CRPD Committee will be held on 12 September
July 9, 2012

Massive Protest In West Bengal Against Rape of Disabled Athlete
July 9, 2012

Evaluating the GDRL Project
July 3, 2012
The GDRL team has begun to gather information to help assess the impact of the Global Disability Rights Library (GDRL) project.

60 +1 GDRL Deployment Sites
July 3, 2012
All 60 deployment sites for the Global Disability Rights Library have been selected and have received their new eGranary Digital Library. These organizations are spread across 12 countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America.

President of EDF becomes Chair of IDA
July 2, 2012
Source: European Disability Forum

Sudanese Use CRPD to Raise Awareness of PWD's Rights
June 29, 2012
Source: Radio Miraya

A critical review of the literature in low and middle-income countries
June 28, 2012
Source: Leonard Cheshire Disability and Inclusion Centre

The State of the CRPD & Voting Rights in Jordan
June 25, 2012

Disability Included in the Rio+20 Outcome Document
June 22, 2012
Source: UNCRPD

New Zealand disabled rights man has shot at peace prize
June 22, 2012
Source: Wanganui Chronicle

Zero Project Report presented to EU Parliament
June 22, 2012
Source: European Disability Forum

Swazilanders Gather to Urge Ratification of the CRPD
June 18, 2012
Source: Swazi Observer

Conference on disabled peoples' work rights kicks off in Taipei
June 18, 2012
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel

Consultative seminar on disabled persons’ rights
June 18, 2012
Source: Pakistan Observer

CRPD Leads to Africa Decclaring Day of the Disabled Child
June 16, 2012
Source: UN News Centre

Australia supports enactment of the CRPD in the region
June 14, 2012
Source: The Solomon Star

Disability Orgs Praise Australian Gov’t for Funding Disability Rights in Developing Countries
June 13, 2012
Source: Australian Council for International Development

Canada uses CRPD to urge for more sports and recreation activities for PWD's
June 12, 2012
Source: Parliment of Canada

Professor Gerard Quinn speaks on independent living in the EU
May 25, 2012
Source: Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

Animated film in Scotland to raise awareness of CRPD
May 16, 2012

DPI Chairman Blogs about Listening to the Grassroots
May 16, 2012

Gendarmerie Clashes with Disability Rights Protestors in Jordan
May 12, 2012
Source: Jordan Times

Wheelchair users demand equal rights at rally in Minsk
May 11, 2012

African Children with Disabilities at Risk
May 11, 2012
Source: African Child Policy Forum

Young Pakistani woman Advocate for Rights
May 11, 2012

Agreement for more captioning on Australian pay TV
May 9, 2012
Source: Australian Human Rights Commission

Mainstreaming youth and adolescents with disabilities in development
May 9, 2012
Source: UN Enable

Side event on disability being discussed at RIO+20
May 9, 2012
Source: UN Enable

Article on 7th Session of the Committee
May 9, 2012

WFD advocates for a deaf member of the CRPD Committee In upcoming elections
May 3, 2012
Source: World Federartion of the Deaf

Malta's Guardianship Bill Makes it to Parliament
April 25, 2012
Source: Times of Malta

South Africa: One year left to meet employment target for disabled
April 19, 2012

April 18, 2012

Successful Lobbying for Disability Rights in China
April 14, 2012

Pakistan-US Poetry Sign Language Exchange
April 12, 2012
Source: Human Rights.gov

Deadlines for Submissions for Universal Periodic Review
April 11, 2012
Source: UN OHSHR

Senator Harkin (D-IA) sends letter to President Obama supporting a WIPO treaty for the visually impaired
April 6, 2012
Source: Knowledge Ecology International

International Day of Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action
April 4, 2012
Source: United Nations

Barbara LeRoy Is Appointed to UNICEF Advisory Board
April 3, 2012
Source: AUCD

Zambia Disability Advocacy Walk Campaign
April 3, 2012

Ex-Army Major is the first disabled Indian at UNICEF
March 28, 2012
Source: IBN Live

Mcedonian's with Disabilities Launch effective Campaign for Equal Protection Under the Law
March 28, 2012
Source: National Democratic Institute

Launch of UNDP Diversity Awards Announced
March 28, 2012
Source: United Nations Development Programme

New report on accessible ICTs for students with disabilities
March 28, 2012
Source: UNESCO

Regional consultation on the CRPD in Phillipines
March 28, 2012

USICD VP Testifies About Mexican Institutions At OAS
March 23, 2012

Update from the UN/ Leonard Cheshire Disability-hosted international Conference on Disability-Inclusive MDGs and Aid Effectiveness
March 16, 2012

Singapore to increase disability funding
March 12, 2012
Source: TodayOnline

Video: Jordan Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disability
March 5, 2012

Human Rights Council holds Annual discussion on the Human Rights of persons with disabilities
March 1, 2012
Source: OHCHR

be Handicap International and HelpAge study reveals disparity in aid to older persons with disabilities
February 29, 2012
Source: Help Age

Disabled protesters clash with police in Bolivia
February 24, 2012
Source: The Guardian

CRPD Based Budget Analysis of National and Local Budgets
February 23, 2012

AusAID to Commence Mid-term Review of Development for All
February 23, 2012

European Disability Forum publishes Freedom Guide
February 22, 2012

Disability and Black History Month
February 21, 2012

African Journal on Disability
February 17, 2012
Source: African Journal on Disability

Disability References in the ICCPR
February 6, 2012

Joint report by the OHCHR and UNICEF on people placed in institutions
January 27, 2012

Learn More about WILD Women with Disabilites - Leadership on an International Stage
January 19, 2012
Source: MIUSA

Contribute to the new Global Accessibility Map
January 19, 2012

Ms. Fatema Al-aaqel Passes Away
January 18, 2012
Ms. Fatema Al-aaqel, a disability rights advocate from Yemn, reportedly passed away last Friday.

The Commonwealth and its Member States Come Together to Discuss Employment and Principles of the CRPD
January 13, 2012
Source: The Commonwealth Secretariat

USAID Works to Get Wheelchairs to Those Who Need Them
January 13, 2012
Source: USAID

Middle East and Yemen Disability Rights Actavist Fatema Al-aaqel Passes
January 13, 2012
Source: IDA CRPD Forum

USICD Member Mourns Passing of John McCarthy
January 11, 2012

Invitation to Join International Indigenous Network of People with Disabilities
January 4, 2012

New United Nations fund to boost action on disability rights
December 19, 2011

Global development voices: living with disability
December 16, 2011
Source: The Guardian

UNICEF recognizes children with disabilities and CRPD on International Day
December 9, 2011
Source: UNICEF

Secretary of Health and Human Services recognizes International Day of Persons with Disabilitiess
December 7, 2011

USAID Notices December 3, 2011, International Day of Persons With Disabilities
December 6, 2011
Statement from Rajiv Shah on behalf of USAID for December 3 --the International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2011.

The launch of the ILO Global Business and Disability Network's web site and new publication
December 5, 2011

Presidential Proclamation on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities
December 2, 2011
Source: White House

Disability Inclusive Development Event: Aid Effectiveness, High Level Forum - Busan
November 28, 2011

Belarus to Accede to the CRPD
November 16, 2011
Source: Belarus Telegraph Agency

Dominican Disability Group Begins Education Campaign on the CRPD
November 16, 2011
Source: Dominica News Online

World Bank's Youthink! Looking for Stories from Youths with Disabilities
November 11, 2011
Source: Youthink!

NUI Galway CDLP Upcoming Events
November 9, 2011

Sign Languages’ status under threat in Denmark and the Netherlands?
November 7, 2011
Source: World Federation of the Deaf

USICD Executive Director David Morrissey Takes Iowa by Storm
November 2, 2011

Promotion and protection of the rights of children: ICRC statement to the United Nations, 2011
October 21, 2011
United Nations, General Assembly, 66th session, Third Committee, item 65 of the agenda, statement by the ICRC, New York, 17 October 2011.

In memoriam of Winston Zulu, Zambian AIDS activist
October 19, 2011
Source: Capella University

Abära - Ireland’s first International Disability Film Festival
October 17, 2011
Abära - Ireland’s first ever International Disability Film Festival kicks off this October with a selection of stunning films from around the world. It is aimed at celebrating the progress made by people with disabilities while increasing awareness and understanding of the many challenges still faced by people with disabilities across the globe.

World Federation of the Deaf: A History
October 14, 2011
Source: National Association of the Deaf
A new book celebrating the first 50 years of the WFD.

UNICEF says one-third of children not in school have a disability and are often denied dignity and rights
October 13, 2011
UNICEF presented the report of the Secretary-General on the status of the Convention on the Rights of the Child with a special focus on children with disabilities to the Third Committee of the General Assembly in New York. Please see the Report here: http://www.un.org/ga/search/view_doc.asp?symbol=A/66/230

October 12, 2011
"Living to Our Complete Potential" - The 28th Annual Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity, will bring together a diverse international gathering of academics, community leaders, self advocates, specialists and officials to Honolulu on March 26-27, 2012.

IDA's Disability-analysis of Country Report Task Forces: Human Rights Committee 103rd Session
October 10, 2011
From 17 October to 4 November 2011, The Human Rights Committee Task Forces will consider the following State reports: Armenia; Lithuania; Kenya; and Cape Verde. Disability-analysis of Country Report Task Forces: Human Rights Committee 103rd Session. This analysis has been made by the International Disability Alliance (IDA).

First Global Summit Dedicated to Mobile Applications and Services
October 10, 2011
The M-Enabling Summit invites to participate in a groundbreaking sharing of experience among mobile industry, persons with disabilities, IT professionals, developers, government and accessibility experts. 5-6 December, 2011, Washington DC .

MIUSA Celebrates 30 Years in Action!
September 30, 2011
Source: Mobility International

Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Considers Report of Spain
September 21, 2011
Source: United Nations Office of the High Commission for Human Rights

September 15, 2011
Powerful Documentary Chronicles the History of American Disability Rights Movement.

Network for Portuguese-speaking countries in Africa and beyond on inclusive education
September 15, 2011
REDEinclusão's newsletter -2nd edition, inclusive education documents in Portuguese and EENET's global newsletter.

Disability Voice 15 - Disability and the UN: The time has come
September 14, 2011
The EDF monthly newsletter - issue 15, September 2011

Disability Rights Fund Receives AUD 1.2 Million from AusAID
September 6, 2011

ISO works on global standard of accessibility for packaging
August 30, 2011
Source: http://finchannel.com

August 26, 2011
The World Federation of the Deaf (WFD), its Members and the 2,100 participants from 125 countries at the XVI World Congress of the World Federation of the Deaf in Durban, South Africa, 18-24 July 2011.

Russia: Billions Pledged for PWD's
August 19, 2011
Source: New York Times
Prime Minister Vladimir V. Putin pledged help and cash for 13 million disabled Russians on Friday

Turkmenistan Holds Workshops on CRPD Implementation
August 16, 2011
Source: UN Turkmenistan
The Working Group of the Interministerial Commission on Implementation of the International Obligations of Human Rights advances knowledge on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

USICD Leads InterAction Discussion on International Disability Development
August 12, 2011
As a member organization of InterAction, the largest alliance of U.S. based international NGOs, USICD was excited to participate in the InterAction Forum this month.

State Department International Athletes with Disabilities Exchange
August 11, 2011
Source: White House
Recognizing the need for inclusiveness in the world of sports and people-to-people exchanges, the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announced today that it will bring 14 athletes from Kazakhstan to the United States to participate in an inaugural exchange for athletes with physical disabilities.

CRPD Moves Transit Accessiblity in Nova Scotia
July 28, 2011

Presidential Proclamation-Anniversary of the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act
July 26, 2011
A proclamation by the President of the United States of America regarding the Anniversary of the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act.

CRPD Inspires Moldova's Roadmap for Protecting the Rights of People with Disabilities
July 25, 2011
Source: UNDP

Mexico and Republic of Korea present their national reports to the CRPD Committee
July 20, 2011
Source: International Disability Alliance
Mexico and Republic of Korea have submitted their national reports to the CRPD Committe. For the moment, the reports are only available in Spanish for Mexico and in English for Republic of Korea.

National CRPD Awareness Campaign in India Starts November 2011 National CRPD Awareness Campaign in India Starts November 2011
July 19, 2011

World Honour for Sydney Deaf Man
July 19, 2011
Deaf Sydneysider Colin Allen made history as the first Australian to be elected as President of the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD). The election was held at the WFD General Assembly in Durban, South Africa, on Sunday 17 July.

Leadership Conference for DD Community Held in Budapest
July 18, 2011
Source: UDaily
Many Eastern European countries, people with disabilities are segregated in residential institutions, often for life. Those who live with their families are also frequently excluded from society due to a lack of community support. To help address this issue, the University of Delaware’s National Leadership Consortium on Developmental Disabilities (NLCDD) developed, in partnership with the Tizard Center at the University of Kent (UK), a two-part leadership development program in Budapest, Hungary called “Leading Change – From Institutional to Community Based Services for People with Mental Disabilities.”

UN High Commissioner on Human Rights Addresses World Congress of WFD
July 18, 2011
Address of the High Commissioner on the occasion of the Opening of the XVI World Congress of the World Federation of the Deaf in Durban, South Africa

Enable Newsletter June 2011
July 11, 2011
Enable Newsletter June 2011. The Enable Newsletter is prepared by the Secretariat for the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (SCRPD) at the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) with input from UN offices, agencies, funds and programmes, as well as from civil society.

UN Publishes July Report on the Status of the CRPD
July 7, 2011
Source: United Nations

Pakistan 103 Nation to Ratify CRPD
July 5, 2011
Source: UN Enable
July 5, 2011

High Commissioner for Human Rights Releases 2010 Annual Report
July 1, 2011
Source: Rehabilitation International

High Commissioner for Human Rights Annual Report 2010 available
July 1, 2011
Source: Rehabilitation International
The High Commissioner for Human Rights has published the Annual Report for 2010

Cyprus 102 Country to Ratify CRPD
June 30, 2011
Source: United Nationa Enable

Fijian Prime Minister Opens Community Center for People with Disabilities
June 22, 2011
Source: Fiji Village

Australia to Improve Human Rights for People with Disabilities through CRPD
June 22, 2011
Source: Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs

India Plans to Replace Disability Law with New Law Mirroring CRPD
June 17, 2011
Source: The Mangalorean

CRPD Advocate Joins Turkish Parliament
June 16, 2011
Source: Los Angeles Times

Chairman of CRPD Committee Comments on WHO World Report on Disability
June 15, 2011
Source: http://www.iddcconsortium.net

Regional Conference Wraps up in Turkmenistan on Development and Disability
June 15, 2011
Source: http://www.undptkm.org

UN High Level Meeting on AIDS Addresses Disability, Accessibility, and the CRPD
June 9, 2011
Source: UN AIDS

AIDS and Disability Partners Forum: Enhancing inclusive and accessible HIV programming which fits all the population
June 9, 2011
Source: UNAIDS

Young Coalition in UK Presents Minister of Health with Video on CRPD
June 3, 2011
Source: Children & Young People Now

Japan Updates: May 25, 2011
May 25, 2011

RI Calls on Nations to Include People with Disabilities in Disaster Preparation
May 25, 2011
Source: Rehabilitation International

Multiple Sclerosis and the Right to Work
May 24, 2011
Source: Accra Mail

Jamaica, first to ratify the CRPD, to Enact its National Disability Bill in March 2012
May 24, 2011
Source: http://www.jis.gov

Nigeria to Create Ministerial Committee on Albinism, Upholding Signature to CRPD
May 23, 2011
Source: http://www.worldstagegroup.com

IDA Press Release: CRPD Reaches 100 Ratifications
May 13, 2011

Japan Updates: May 9, 2011
May 9, 2011

Singapore Announces Its Intention to Sign the CRPD by 2012 During UPR Review
May 9, 2011
Source: http://www.scoop.no.nz

Belize becomes 148th signatory to the CRPD
May 9, 2011
Source: UN Enable

Canada Works to Strengthen Legislative Language in Light of the CRPD Canada Works to Strengthen Legislative Language in Light of the CRPD
May 6, 2011
Source: http://www.thestartphoenix.com

Committee Makes First Concluding Observations after 5th Session
May 6, 2011
Source: Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

New Zealand's Minister Explains CRPD's Role in Advancing Disability in the Country
May 4, 2011
Source: Voxy

New Building Standards in Australia to Move Forward with CRPD Compliance
May 3, 2011
Source: Constructor Contractor

May 3, 2011
The Enable Newsletter is prepared by the Secretariat for the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (SCRPD) at the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) with input from UN offices, agencies, funds and programmes, as well as from civil society.

Fourth United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries (LDC-IV)
May 2, 2011
Fourth United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries (LDC-IV), Istanbul, 9 to 13 May 2011; Civil Society Forum, Istanbul 7-13 May 2011

Peaceful Rally and Celebration of Disabilitiy Rights in Armenia's Capitol include CRPD Praise
April 28, 2011
Source: News AM

Turkmenistan Moves Forward with CRPD Implementation
April 22, 2011
Source: UNICEF

Japan Updates: April 21, 2011
April 21, 2011

UAE Minister of Social Affairs Acknowledges How UAE Ratification of CRPD Has Helped to Empower Women with Disabilities
April 19, 2011
Source: Emirates News Agency

Key Convention Players Comment on the 5th Convening of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
April 19, 2011
Source: The United Nations

Hungary-based Mental Disability Advocacy Center (MDAC) Creates Guidelines for the CRPD's Article 33
April 18, 2011
Source: Mental Disability Advocacy Center

Japan Update: New Map Shows Relief Center Locations
April 15, 2011
USICD has now created a new google map that shows the locations of relief centers and headquarter offices in Japan that are working to serve people with disabilities affected by the March earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear plant breakdown.

Japan Updates: April 15, 2011
April 15, 2011

Fifth Session Concludes for the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
April 15, 2011
Source: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

The European Lotteries and the Disability Movement Join Forces for a More Inclusive Europe
April 14, 2011
Source: European Disability Forum

Japan Updates -- April 11, 2011
April 11, 2011

IDA Representative Speaks on Japan Earthquake for Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
April 11, 2011
Nagase Osamu spoke before the Committee on the Rights at Persons with Disabilities that is convening in Geneva this week about his observations following the March earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear plant breakdown in Japan. Nagase Osamu, a member of the Inclusion International Council who is involved with Japan Inclusion, spoke on behalf of the International Disability Alliance.

New Earthquake Strikes Japan on April 7, 2011
April 7, 2011

Japan Updates: April 6, 2011
April 6, 2011

UN Enable Launches Disability and HIV/AIDS Page
April 5, 2011
Source: United Nations Enable

Japan DAISY Consortium Working to Ensure Earthquake Survivors with Print Disabilties Can Access Life-Saving Information
April 1, 2011
The Daisy Consortium has put out a call for support to enable them to disseminate accessible survival information in DAISY format for people with print disabilities who have been affected by the earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear plant breakdown in Japan.

Japan Updates: March 30, 2011
March 30, 2011

RI Statement of Support for People with Disabilities in the Middle East
March 28, 2011

Japan Updates: March 24, 2011
March 24, 2011

Japan Disaster Relief Credit Card Donations Now Accepted
March 23, 2011
The Disaster Relief Headquarters in Japan is now able to accept donations via a choice of two different mechanisms. If you wish to make donations in support of people with disabilities needing support following the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Japan, follow the link.

Japan Relief: Helping the Most Vulnerable
March 21, 2011
Source: The Takeaway
An interview with Yukiko and Shoji Nakanishi.

United Nations And People with Disabilities in Disasters and Emergency Situations
March 21, 2011

Mobility International USA Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Crisis Response
March 21, 2011
Mobility International USA reminds us of the importance of disability inclusion in both short-term relief efforts and long-term reconstruction after a disaster. They link to a wide collection of relevant resources and publications.

Finding More Japan Earthquake News
March 21, 2011
Links to more sources of news on people with disabilities affected by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

USICD in Solidarity with Japanese Disability Community
March 17, 2011

Letter from Shoji Nakanishi, Director of Relief Headquarters Earthquake
March 17, 2011

Japan Relief Headquarters for Persons with Disabilities Petition for Support and Accommodation Following Earthquake
March 17, 2011

RI Press Release: Concern Regarding the Lack of Inclusion of Women and Girls with Disabilities on International Women's Day
March 16, 2011

Mexico Designates the Agencies Responsible for Monitoring the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
March 2, 2011
Source: ISRIA

Togo Ratifies CRPD and Optional Protocol
March 1, 2011

Philippines Legislature seeks committee on Persons with Disabilities
February 28, 2011
Source: ABS-CBN

Save the Date: Symposium on the World Report on Disability
February 25, 2011
The Center for International Rehabilitation Research Information and Exchange (CIRRIE) will conduct a two-day symposium, September 12 & 13, 2011, on the World Report on Disability.

The New Transatlantic Agenda and the CRPD
February 25, 2011

Romania Ratifies the CRPD
January 31, 2011

DPI Announces 8th World Assembly in Durban, South Africa
January 12, 2011

Disabled Women Activists Change the World Through YouTube Music Video: Loud, Proud and Passionate!(SM)
January 6, 2011
January 6, 2011 - Signing and singing with passion in Arabic, Spanish and English, 54 disabled women activists from 43 countries celebrated the achievements, pride and solidarity of women with disabilities around the world. These leaders are revolutionizing the status of women and girls worldwide. Filmed during Mobility International USA's (MIUSA) 5th International Women’s Institute on Leadership and Disability (WILD), the Loud, Proud and Passionate!(SM) music video release marks the beginning of MIUSA’s 30th Anniversary year-long celebration.

Al-Shaibani elected president of GAATES
December 30, 2010

EU Ratifies CRPD; First Intergovernmental Group to Join
December 23, 2010
Source: Human Rights Watch

HIV/AIDS and Disabilities: Making the Connection
December 15, 2010
Source: Media Newswire

Palestinians celebrate International Day of Persons with Disabilities
December 8, 2010
Source: Middle East Monitor

NZ Human Rights Commission Welcomes Disability Report
December 8, 2010
Source: Scoop Independent News

Supporting disabled people not sustainable says UK coalition
December 8, 2010
Source: Left Foot Forward

EU: Way cleared to join human rights treaty
December 7, 2010
Brussels, 6 December 2010," The agreement by EU Member States to remove the last legal barrier to EU accession to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is an important step forward",-say Human Rights Watch and the European disability movement.

UN Chief Calls for a Change of Attitude to empower the disabled
December 6, 2010
Source: Awareness Times

Serbia: Disabled persons must enjoy full rights and freedoms
December 6, 2010
Source: Balkans.com

Ban Ki-Moon: Empowering People with Disabilities will Help Battle Poverty
December 6, 2010
Source: Turkish Weekly

EU: Way Cleared to Join Human Rights Treaty
December 6, 2010
Source: Human Rights Watch

Save the Date!Events at UN Headquarters to commemorate the International Day of Persons with Disabilities
December 3, 2010
Events at UN Headquarters to commemorate the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on Friday, 3 December 2010.

Australia Submits Initial Report on CRPD
December 3, 2010
Source: Australian Government Human Rights
Australia submitted its initial report to the United Nations on 3 December 2010, which is International Day of People with Disability.

New Indian Disabilities Act to be Ready Soon
December 3, 2010
Source: Hindustan Times

Ukraine to speed up implementation of UN convention on rights of persons with disabilities
December 3, 2010
Source: Ukranian Radio

IDA Disability Rights Bulletin November 2010
December 3, 2010

DRI Report Finds Children Trafficked and Abused in Mexico
November 30, 2010
Source: Disability Rights International
DRI Finds Children and Adults with Disabilities Disappeared, Trafficked, and Abused in Mexico's Psychiatric Facilities and Orphanages

Government calls on disabled Luxembourg residents
November 29, 2010
Source: 352 LuxMag

Initial report on Hong Kong implementation of CRPD available for public inspection
November 25, 2010
Source: 7th Space Interactive

OSCE Centre in Astana raises awareness of disabilities as human rights issue
November 25, 2010
Source: Finchannel

Beyond beliefs: Disabled Street Children in Sierra Leone
November 19, 2010
Source: The Guardian UK

Security Personnel Schooled On Disability Issues in Ghana
November 17, 2010
Source: Accra Mail

IEC/ISO/ITU workshop on accessibility identifies priorities for international standardization
November 15, 2010
Source: Finchannel

European Commission plans to legislate on accessibility
November 15, 2010
Source: EuroPolitics

Disability Rights: Justice Commissioner Vivianne Reding Unveils EU Commission's Disability Strategy For The Next Decade
November 15, 2010
Source: eGov Monitor

Croatia: Greater Progress Needed on Rights
November 10, 2010
Source: Human Rights Watch

Report highlights mental health discrimination in Ireland
November 10, 2010
Source: Irish Medical Times

Syria entrenches the right to work
November 9, 2010
Source: The National

New Zealand Minister for Disability Issues invite public comment on a draft government report on the CRPD
November 9, 2010
Source: Media Newswire

Malaysia to Host First CBR Asia Pacific Convention
November 9, 2010
Source: Bernama

Former Australian Parliamentary Secretary for International Development to Join Disability Rights Fund as Ambassador
November 8, 2010
Former Australian Parliamentary Secretary for International Development, Bob McMullan, is joining the Disability Rights Fund in an ambassadorial role.

Have your say on New Zealand's international disabilities report
November 4, 2010
Source: Scoop Independent News

One size does not fit all in New Zealand
November 3, 2010
Source: Wanganui Chronicle

Russian government to provide support for the disabled
November 3, 2010
Source: Voice of Russia

CEDAW: Uganda denies human rights violations faced by LGBT and disabled women
November 2, 2010
Source: International Service for Human Rights (ISHR)

Task Force Set Up to Work Out Details for Setting Up of Indian National Centre for Universal Design and Barrier-Free Environment
October 29, 2010
Source: Indian Press Information Bureau

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Ratify CRPD and Optional Protocol
October 29, 2010

Mozambique Assembly Ratifies CRPD and Optional Protocol
October 27, 2010
Source: All Africa

Abuja Conference launches new guidelines aimed at empowering millions of Africans with disabilities
October 27, 2010
Source: GPDD

Asia-Pacific Governments support a new decade to Promote the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
October 22, 2010
Source: UNESCAP News Services

ll African Games Has the Potential to Create Significant Change for People with Disabilities
October 21, 2010
Source: The International Paralympic Committee (IPC)

U.S. Special Advisor for International Disability Rights visits Jordan
October 20, 2010
Source: Ammon News

UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Adequate Housing - Newsletter
October 20, 2010

MALI: Disabled seek jobs, not charity
October 18, 2010

Law is for All, an International Conference on the Role of the Legal Profession in Strengthening Access to Justice
October 18, 2010
Law is for All, an International Conference on the Role of the Legal Profession in Strengthening Access to Justice, will be hosted by the Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice of the New York City Bar on April 7 and 8, 2011, in Santiago, Chile. The Conference will be attended by representatives of countries from across the Americas. It will focus on the need to engage and train the legal community to make them better prepared to serve the needs of persons with disabilities, and will emphasize the importance of introducing significant reforms to these countries’ legal codes in order for them to reflect the principals of the CRPD.

The 6th International Conference on Health Issues in Arab Communities
October 18, 2010
The 6th International Conference on Health Issues in Arab Communities will take place May 1 - 7, 2011, in Aleppo, Syria. The conference is hosted by the ACCESS Community Health & Research Center, which continues to demonstrate its enduring commitment to preventing disease, reducing health disparities, and promoting wellness in the Arab community. The event will promote the World Health Organization-Eastern Mediterranean Region Office (WHO-EMRO) 2010 agenda by focusing on four major themes: social determinants of health with an emphasis on chronic disease, quality health care, and global warming/climate change and its effects on public health.

The 13th International Conference on Mobility and Transport for Elderly and Disabled People
October 18, 2010
The 13th International Conference on Mobility and Transport for Elderly and Disabled People will be held in New Delhi, India, September 17 - 21, 2012. The conference Scientific Committee will be headed by Dr. Geetam Tiwari, professor of transportation research at the Indian Institute of Technology. The pre-conference meetings are scheduled for September 17 while the main conference will go from September 18 - 20, and the post-conference tours will take place on September 21.

Jordanian Awareness campaign enters second phase
October 8, 2010
Source: Jordan Times

Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) and International Development - Online Certificate Program
October 6, 2010
International Centre for the Advancement of Community Based Rehabilitation (ICACBR), Office of Interprofessional Education and Practice (OIPEP) and School of Rehabilitation Therapy at Faculty of Health Sciences, Queen's University offer an online, continuing education certificate program to international development practitioners in rehabilitation and disability sectors which provides an opportunity to explore the relationship between disability, community based rehabilitation (CBR) and development and to upgrade management, leadership, policy analysis, research and evaluation skills.

Sierra Leone Ratifies the CRPD
October 4, 2010

Hatians Cope with Disabilities, Before and After Quake
September 22, 2010
Source: USAID

Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and disability
September 17, 2010
With only five years left until the 2015 deadline to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on world leaders to attend a summit in New York 20-22 September to accelerate progress towards the MDGs. Coming amid mixed progress and new crises that threaten the global effort to halve extreme poverty, MDGs.

Kenyans to Enjoy Various Freedoms Under New Laws
September 7, 2010

Committee Drafting New Indian Disability Law not Transparent, Charge Disability Rights Activists
September 4, 2010

Better access to schools for the disabled in South Africa
September 3, 2010

At UN, countries call for strengthening of rights of persons with disabilities
September 3, 2010

NZ Commission A Partner In Launch Of Disability Convention Resource
September 2, 2010

Top UN official urges all Member States to ratify landmark disability convention
September 1, 2010

India Considers Law to Harmonize Persons with Disability Act with CRPD
August 26, 2010

Uganda: For Women with Disabilities, Barriers and Abuse
August 26, 2010

Irish Party Minister pledges to aid equality agencies
August 25, 2010

Pakistani women with disabilities receive leadership training
August 12, 2010

Human Rights Watch criticizes Argentina for excluding women with disabilities from reproductive health care services
August 10, 2010

Canadian hard of hearing association urges government to retain long form census, count voices of citizens with disabilities
August 5, 2010

Pakistan to Lead "South Asian Disability Forum"
August 2, 2010

New law in Turkey to affect lives of people with disabilities
July 22, 2010

Press Release: From the Disability and HIV Task Team
July 21, 2010
It is estimated that 650 million people, or 10% of the world’s population, have a disability, many of them living in resource-poor settings with limited access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support.

Activities Set for Philippines' Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week
July 19, 2010

UN Announces the Third Session of the Conference of States Parties to the CRPD, Sept. 1-3
July 19, 2010
The third session of the Conference of States Parties (COSP3) to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) will be held from 1-3 September 2010. Prior to the Conference, a Civil Society Forum will be held on 31 August 2010 from 3 to 6 p.m.

Ireland parents of children with disabilities advocate for respite care
July 18, 2010

Editorial debates best approach to de-institutionalizing people with disabilities in Ireland
July 16, 2010

Editorial calls upon Philippines government to make infrastructure accessible
July 15, 2010

Philippines with disabilities advocate for better implementation of legislation guaranteeing discounts on medicines
July 15, 2010

Cluster Munition Coalition -- June 2010 Newsletter
July 9, 2010
The June 2010 issue of the Cluster Munition Coalition reports on an international cluster munitions conference held in Chile in June and on other news from around the world. Cluster munitions can cause new disabilities.

Philippines paralympics athlete alleges incident of discrimination from local sports officials on basis of her disability
July 6, 2010

IDA Disability Rights Bulletin (June 2010)
July 2, 2010

UN Enable Newsletter May/June 2010
June 28, 2010
The latest news on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities; disability-related activities within the various arms of the United Nations; reports from various disability-related conferences; and announcements for various up-coming global disability-related events.

Year-long training course helps journalists in India learn to create accessible communication for people with disabilities
June 14, 2010

Inclusive education in India: Children with Disabilities in the classroom
June 14, 2010

70% of Japan's People with Disabilities Report Discrimination
June 10, 2010

Hong Kong's Secretary for Labour and Welfare delivers speech at international conference on mobility and transport for elderly and disabled people
June 1, 2010

Canadians with disabilities continue to face discrimination, study reports
May 29, 2010

People with vision impairments, other print disabilities consider World Intellectual Property Organization proposals for possible solution
May 28, 2010

First Lady of Bauchi State, Nigeria Highlights Right of Children with Disabilities to Inclusive Education
May 27, 2010

European Commission Vice President urges European Union member states to ratify disability rights treaty quickly
May 18, 2010

The power of sports, and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, to transform lives of people with disabilities
May 7, 2010
University of Louisville sports administration professor Mary Hums, who helped write Article 30 in the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities, believes that participation in sports has the power to transform the lives of people with disabilities. In this interview, she tells us why.

Conference on ICT accessibility for people with disabilities held in Uganda
May 7, 2010
A conference on ICT accessibility for people with disabilities was held in Uganda in early May. This article, posted on the Women of Uganda Network website, summarizes the challenges and recommended solutions presented at the conference.

HelpAge International Asks, Do Older People Need a Human Rights Convention, Too?
May 6, 2010

UN Enable Newsletter April 2010
May 6, 2010
This monthly newsletter from United Nations Enable provides disability-related news from various agencies within the UN.

Professor at University of Alberta, Canada, asserts people with disabilities die from medical neglect in Canada, US, UK
May 5, 2010

UK parents, politician disagree on policies regarding educating disabled students in mainstream versus specialist schools
May 4, 2010

Author calls upon Australian government to improve protections against discrimination based on disability, gender, race
May 3, 2010

Landmine Survivors in Yeman Face Challenges
May 3, 2010

Croatia criticized for institutionalizing people with disabilities
May 3, 2010

Kenya Takes Steps to Ensure People with Disabilities Can Vote
April 30, 2010

European Union Parliament Members Debate Need for EU Disability Discrimination Law
April 27, 2010

India Minister for Women and Child Welfare Pledges to Enforce Disability Workforce Legislation
April 26, 2010

Re-defining Disability in South Africa: Author Examines Status of National Disability Legislation
April 25, 2010

India's Prime Minister Pledges to Address Concerns of People with Disabilities
April 20, 2010

Botswana President Appoints Coordinator of People with Disabilities to Promote Inclusion
April 19, 2010

Norfolk Disability Organization Promotes Concerns of People with Disabilities in UK Elections
April 19, 2010

People with Disabilities Face Challenges in Korea's Workforce
April 19, 2010

South Africa's Department of Women, Children, and Persons with Disabilities Urges Government Attention to Human Rights Issues
April 18, 2010
Government Minister in South Africa addresses human rights issues in relation to women, children, and people with disabilities. Includes discussion of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Changes for People with Disabilities in Vietnam
April 17, 2010

Disabled People's Rights--Where Does Zimbabwe Stand? Disability Advocate Discusses the Question
April 16, 2010

International Disability Rights News from the Disability Funders Network
April 15, 2010
The April 2010 issue of this newsletter from the Disability Funders Network and the International Human Rights funders Group has news about Haiti; women with disabilities internationally; the Mental Disabilities Advocacy Center; some strategic disability-related litigation from Interrights; links to other newsletters; and upcoming events on disability rights.

UN Committee on Rights of Persons with Disabilities Calls Upon Chile to Account for Disabilities in Post-Earthquake Reconstruction
April 15, 2010

UK-based organization calls on Sierra Leone's government to account for needs of people with disabilities
April 13, 2010

United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs Launches New Website
April 8, 2010
The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs has launched a newly redesigned website that, among other things, is meant to improve the accessibility and usability of the website.

Landmine, Cluster Bomb Survivors Urge Governments to Protect Their Human Rights
April 8, 2010

Still Invisible: People with Disabilities in Post-Earthquake Haiti
April 7, 2010

UN Secretary General Calls for Increased Global Understanding of Autism, Other Disabilities, and Disability Rights Agreement
April 2, 2010

Mental Disabilities Advocacy Center (MDAC) Launches Project for Monitoring Implementation of Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)
April 1, 2010

Amnesty International calls for disability inclusion in human rights field
April 1, 2010

United Nations Enable March 2010 Newsletter
March 31, 2010
News related to the Convention on the Rights of ersons with Disabilities from various UN officies, agencies, funds, and programs, as well as from civil society organizations.

New project in Turkey works to raise awareness of human rights for people with disabilities
March 31, 2010

Interational Disability Alliance Update for March 2010
March 26, 2010

Women with Disabilities in Uganda face double discrimination, including in area of reproductive health
March 26, 2010

Disability Community in Bangladesh Meets to Promote Human Rights
March 23, 2010
A one-day Disabled Peoples' National Congregation held in Bangladesh March 29, 2010, sponsored by the National Alliance of Disabled People's Organizations (NADPO), to focus on human rights of disabled people.

Could Haiti's tragedy also have silver lining for long-term future of Haitians with disabilities? Writer discusses possibilities.
March 15, 2010

South African Minister Reports on Country's Progress in Promoting Human Rights for Women, Children, and People with Disabilities
March 12, 2010

USICD Statement Recognizing 2010 International Women's Day
March 8, 2010

UN Human Rights Council Webcast on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
March 4, 2010
The United Nations Human Rights Council holds dialogue on the structure and role of national mechanisms for the implementation and monitoring of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities on Friday March 5, 2010, 15:00 (3 pm) to 18:00 (6 pm).

UNESCO and G3ict sign a partnership on ICT for persons with disabilities
March 1, 2010

European Union Debates Completion of CRPD Ratification Process
February 22, 2010

International Day of People with Disabilities 2009
December 31, 2009
The annual December 3rd observance of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, aims to promote an understanding of disability issues, the rights of persons with disabilities and gains to be derived from the integration of persons with disabilities in every aspect of the political, social, economic and cultural life of their communities. The Day provides an opportunity to mobilize action to achieve the goal of full and equal enjoyment of human rights and participation in society by persons with disabilities.

U.S. Delegation to World Intellectual Property Organization Supports Accessibility
December 17, 2009

European Union Ratifies CRPD
November 26, 2009
The European Disability Forum reports that the European Community has just ratified the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. vUnprecedented step forward for the first human rights treaty ratified in the history of Europe and a great signal sent to all EU Members States.

OHCHR hosts consultation on the CRPD in Geneva
October 21, 2009
The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) will host an open-ended consultation meeting on National Frameworks for the Implementation and Monitoring of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities on 26 October 2009 in Geneva at the Palais des Nations, Room XII, from 10:00 to 13:00 and from 15:00 to 18:00 hours.

The CRPD: Briefing for Americas Diplomatist Magazine
August 14, 2009

Canadian disability community call closure of Manitoba Developmental Center, de-institutionalization of people with intellectual disabilities

Mexico - A Seminar on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Is Inaugurated in the Foreign Ministry

uropean community urges the EU to adopt a disability strategy for the next 10 years.
Source: European Disability Forum

First New Zealand Report on Implementing the CRPD
Source: UN OHCHR

Syracuse University College of Law LLM Program in American Law for Foreign Trained Lawyer
Source: Syracuse College of Law
We are particularly interested in accepting students who would like to study international human rights and comparative disability law