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...

The European Parliament debates the EU implementation of the UN CRPD in Plenary Session

20 May 2015
The International Disability and Development Consortium (IDDC) welcomes the European Parliament’s initiative to vote on a resolution during the plenary session today, 20 May 2015, regarding the...

A first step in the review of the EU’s implementation of the UN CRPD

30 Apr 2015
From 25 March until 17 April 2015, the 13th Session of the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) took place in Geneva. During this Session, the Committee started the review...
People in the photo (left to right) - Alicia Martin DG DEVCO, EU Commissioner Mimica, Johannes Trimmel IDDC, Catherine Naughton EDF, Francois Carbonez IDDC, Gunta Anca EDF

European Commissioner Mimica: We stay committed to Disability Inclusive Development

09 Mar 2015
Representatives of the European Disability Forum (EDF) and of the International Disability and Development Consortium (IDDC) met last week with European Commissioner for International Cooperation and...

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