Canada is supposed to have Barrier Free since 2000 but Architects
I'm ashamed of Canada now & The U.N.
You'll feed the Hungry in Haiti but Millions are still in Banks not reaching the people.
Ebola virus killed 10's of thousands & its pretty much gone but the people who lived have permanent damage and are left to die.
What a shameful Organizati
By Ken Slesarik
Come on kids, both girls and boys
let’s celebrate and make some noise
for on the 3rd day of December
is a time that we remember
those in our world with challenges
are folks who may learn differentl
some may not walk or talk like me
or you may have a friend indeed
who switches letters when they read.
It matters not which one, just start
for each of us must do our part
to help each other and be aware,
so show the world you really care.
Then realize you can’t ignore it,
both you and they are happy for it.
So be a friend, yes be a chum
and realize how far we’ve come.
Then take some time to really know
just how far we have to go.
© 2014 Ken Slesarik All Rights Reserved
The countries that have signed the konvention
Sweden have signed the convention
In Sweden it's almost ok for companies to violate disabled people's rights.
It is many cases , where disabled persons has committed suicide because Of work related violations
The president of Kazakhstan
"I saw the results of an independen
But like any powerful leader, Nursultan Nazarbayev
The leader from Astana expressed his desire saying that: "People my age hope that this will happen as soon as possible".
-- Pt Vikas Sharma (social activist persons with disabiliti
Disabled Helpline Foundation
April 11, 2013,
I am writing to apply for some informatio
I would like to inform you that I am a 32 years-old Handicappe
I am a holder of a baccalaure
I wish to join your honorable institutio
I look forward to hearing from you.
Ichen El Houssaine
Written by ; Amer Almehan
Injustice has increased and the hearts are filled with anger , thus people started the revolution
If the Arab peoples are the previously
, but what we and every tracker have observed and noted that the United Nations has supported this criminal and enabled him to exterminat
Second Spring is the screams and the uprisings that the Iraqis are practicing
I was wondering if you might be able to help me. I received a proclamati
Robert M. Hensel
A group for profession
An inclusive group: Welcoming all profession
A CLOSED group: A private group where discussion
Canadian & BC Associatio
The Secretary-General issued his message on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) on 3 December 2017, recognizing the international community’s achievement in advancing the rights of persons with disabilities, and calling for actions to remove physical and cultural barriers, to build resilient societies and to create opportunities that truly leave no one behind.
Learn more about the IDPD2017 here: bit.ly/IDPD2017
Around the world, women and girls with disabilities are joining together to assert their rights to access education, technology and sustainable employment, and to a life free of violence and discrimination. They seek the opportunity to support themselves, to raise healthy families, and to contribute to stronger and more inclusive societies.
Find out more about UNWOMEN’s work with women with disabilities at the latest Editorial spotlight!
Women and girls with disabilities often experience multiple layers of discrimination. This short film from CBM Australia highlights their unique experience, the contributions they have to make to their communities and the importance of including women and girls with disabilities in all development efforts.
Since 1992, the Untied Nations International Day of Persons wtih Disabilities (IDPD) has been celebrated annually on 3 December around the world. The theme for this year’s IDPD is “Transformation towards sustainable and resilient society for all”. This theme focuses on the enabling conditions for the transformative changes envisaged in the 2030 development agenda for Sustainable Development.
The concept of inclusion of the persons with disabilities has been strengthened with ...the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and other international development frameworks, such as Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, the Charter on Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Humanitarian Action, the New Urban Agenda, and the Addis Ababa Action Agenda on Financing for Development.
In this context, inclusive, accessible and enabling conditions need to be in place for the transformative changes envisaged in the 2030 Agenda which pledges to “leave no one behind”. Persons with disabilities, as both beneficiaries and agents of change, can fast track the process towards inclusive and sustainable development and promote resilient society for all, including in the context of disaster risk reduction and humanitarian action, and urban development.
The United Nations Trust Fund to End Violence against Women is accepting applications for its 21st grant cycle (2017). Civil society organizations are invited to submit grant proposals for a minimum of US$50,000 up to a maximum of US$1 million for a period of three years. The application deadline is 5 December 2017.
This year, the UN Trust Fund is also seeking applications that specifically focus on: (a) addressing violence against women and girls in the context of the current forced displacement and refugee crisis; and/or (b) addressing violence against women and girls with disabilities.
More information here:https://grants.unwomen.org/untf/cfp/application-guidelines
Ms. Maria Veronica Reina, a globally known disability rights leader passed away on 27 October in her hometown Rosario, Argentina.
She was the global leader and represented the International Disability Consortium, the coalition of disability organizations, during the negotiation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (2001-2006). In her words, her leadership was about “Serving the disability community, starting with small tasks that others... may not wish to do” .
Ms. María Verónica Reina advocated for justice and the dignity of persons with disabilities, bringing the highest forms of aspirations, wisdom and realism—all for those left behind in particular in developing countries to make the global commitment: a reality for their lives. Her services will continue to be a testimony to her extraordinary leadership in the disability community at home and globally.
The Committee on the rights of persons with disabilities invites interested States parties, focal points, coordination mechanisms, independent monitoring framew...orks, national human rights institutions, equality bodies, United Nations funds, programmes, and specialized agencies, entities in the private sector, civil society organizations, and particularly representative organizations of persons with disabilities, academia and any other interested party to contribute to the development of a draft General Comment on article 5 of the CRPD, dedicated to the rights of persons with disabilities to equality and non-discrimination. Please participate, following the guidelines stated in the call below.
Call for participation! Rate the accessibility of places in your own community for the 2018 UN Flagship Report on disability and development
Accessibility apps crowdsource and share information about accessibility in public places and are thus useful tools to assist persons with disabilities and in providing an overview of accessibility.
Participate in this effort by rating the public places in your own community at: http://www.axsmap.com/, https://wheelmap.org and https://www.jaccede.com. These apps were developed by nonprofit organizations, and the last two apps are available in languages other than English.
Mr. Lenin Moreno, President of Ecuador, addressed to the General Assembly on 20 Sep in the general debate. Speaking from the rostrum of the General Assembly Hall which was made to be wheelchair accessible using ad hoc measures, Mr. Moreno said while progress is being made, much more must be done for furthering accessibility and advancing inclusion of over 1 billion persons with disabilities in the world.
UNAIDS has published a new Reference Report titled Disability and HIV. This report highlights existing key evidence on the relationship between disability and HIV. It discusses the concrete steps needed for a person-centred, disability-inclusive HIV response that allows for increased participation of people with disabilities and integrates rehabilitation within the continuum of HIV care.
A Secretary-General Report on women and girls with disabilities (A/72/227) prepared for the 72nd session of the General Assembly has just been issued. Access here:https://www.un.org/…/disabi…/resources/general-assembly.html
Learn more about the UN's work for women and girls with disabilities here: https://www.un.org/…/issues/women-and-girls-with-disabiliti…
The Dubai Municipality and UN-Habitat present the Dubai International Award for Best Practices to Improve the Living Environment, including accessible urban development.
The award is open to all sectors: national and regional governments; local authorities and their associations; non-governmental organizations; multilateral agencies; community based organizations; research and academic institutions; public and private foundations; media entities and individuals.
The deadline for application is 31 August 2017, learn more here: http://www.dubaiaward.ae/p/about-the-award
Disability Rights Fund has opened its 2017 grants round for Disabled Persons’ Organizations in Bangladesh, the Pacific Island Countries, Rwanda, and Uganda.
The deadline for applications is 17 August 2017. Learn more here:http://disabilityrightsfund.org/2017-round-2-rfp/
The 2017 High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) concluded in New York last week by adopting its Ministerial Declaration.*
Disability has been given 5 specific references in the Ministerial Declaration this year, including in the context of eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity; multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination, especially faced by women and girls with disabilities; improved and coordinated collection, analysis, dissemination and us of statistics and disaggregated data; as well as localizing and communicating the SDGs to all stakeholders including persons with disabilities.
Read more here:https://www.un.org/…/…/disabilities/news/dspd/2017-hlpf.html
The Sustainable Development Goals Report 2017 is the annual assessment of global and regional progress towards the Goals. The report is based on latest available data on selected indicators of the global SDG indicator framework, prepared by UN DESA with inputs from a large number of international and regional organizations. Access here: https://unstats.un.org/sdgs/report/2017/
Learn more about the SDGs and disability here:http://bit.ly/1Y9uQVv
UN report urges accelerated efforts to achieve Sustainable Development Goals.
“Empowering vulnerable groups is critical to ending poverty and promoting prosperity for everyone, everywhere,” stated Wu Hongbo, Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs.
UN Secretary-General António Guterres today presented a progress report on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). He reaffirmed the importance of Agenda 2030 in eradicating poverty, building peaceful and inclusive societies for all, and addressing climate change. http://bit.ly/2txYUy8