Today, We Celebrate

25 Sep 2015
The rights of persons with disabilities were formally recognised today, as world leaders gathered at the United Nations Summit in New York to officially adopt “Transforming Our World: the 2030 Agenda...
Constructive Dialogue session of CRPD review of the EU

CRPD Review of the EU: External action well represented

09 Sep 2015
On Thursday 3 September, the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilites adopted its Concluding Observations on the report of the European Union’s (EU) implementation of the UN Convention...

Persons with disabilities in EU External Action - from policy to practice: IDDC’s side event at the 14th session of the CRPD committee

01 Sep 2015
The 14th session of the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is currently taking place in Geneva. In follow-up to the adoption of the List of Issues in April 2015, the Constructive...

Join our call to world leaders by signing the #Upforschool petition!

28 Aug 2015
Zenash was told that because she is Blind she could only attend a special education school, and as there wasn’t one in her village, her mother kept her at home. Zenash really wanted to attend the...

"Transforming Our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development" is agreed by consensus

04 Aug 2015
On the evening of 2nd August 2015, at the United Nations in New York, the UN Member States reached a consensus on "Transforming Our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development" which is set to...

The EU’s Action Plan on Human Rights and Democracy: truly inclusive?

30 Jul 2015
On 20th July 2015, the EU Action Plan on Human Rights and Democracy was adopted by the EU Foreign Affairs Council. It covers the period 2015-2019 and a mid-term review is scheduled  in 2017.  
Third International Conference on Financing for Development (FFD3) signage

Disability-specific references in the Addis Ababa Action Agenda

23 Jul 2015
On 15 July 2015 governments agreed on the Addis Ababa Action Agenda (AAAA), the outcome document of the Third International Conference on Financing for Development (FFD3).   The Addis Ababa Action...
Oslo Summit: Marion Steff, Ban-Ki Moon, Nafisa Baboo and Julia McGeown

Partnering for Education - Oslo Summit on Education for Development

14 Jul 2015
The Partnering for Education side-event at the Oslo Summit on Education for Development had an impressive array of High-level attendees, including Malala Yousafzai, Ban Ki-moon, Gordan Brown, Peter...
Irina Malanciuc (Lumos) and Mathew Kawogo (ADD Tanzania/IDDC)

IDDC and Lumos at the EDDs: Turning the Deinstitutionalisation of Children into a Global Development Priority

18 Jun 2015
A joint event by the International Disability and Development Consortium (IDDC) and Lumos on deinstitutionalisation and inclusive education earlier this month at the European Development Days (EDDs)...

IDDC elects a new Chair

08 Jun 2015
Priscille Geiser, from IDDC member Handicap International, was elected as the new Chair of the Board of the International Disability and Development Consortium (IDDC) at the 2015 IDDC General...

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