ALERT – HI addresses the UN Security Council members at their first informal meeting on persons with disabilities in armed conflict

ALERT – HI addresses the UN Security Council members at their first informal meeting on persons with disabilities in armed conflict

Posted by: on Dec 3, 2018 | No Comments

Today 3rd December, International Day of Persons with Disabilities, an informal meeting of the United Nations’ Security Council on Persons with Disabilities in Armed Conflicts will take place in New York.

ALERT – On 3rd December starts the European Disability and Development Week 2018

ALERT – On 3rd December starts the European Disability and Development Week 2018

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For the 3rd year running, the International Disability and Development Consortium (IDDC) is championing the International Day of Persons with Disabilities by organising the European Disability and Development Week.

FEEDBACK – 17th States parties conference on the Mine Ban Treaty: HI called for increased attention to victims

FEEDBACK – 17th States parties conference on the Mine Ban Treaty: HI called for increased attention to victims

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Last week, 93 States parties, 11 observer states, UN-Institutions, International Organisations and the big range of active members of ICBL, such as HI, exchanged at the yearly meeting of states parties about successes and challenges concerning the implementation of the Ottawa Convention.

FOCUS ON – Addressing transport safety and accessibility for persons with disabilities

FOCUS ON – Addressing transport safety and accessibility for persons with disabilities

Posted by: on Nov 27, 2018 | No Comments

The intersection between health, disability and transport has significant challenges for persons with disabilities living in low- and middle-income countries, where road infrastructure is poor and travel unsafe. The Journey Access Tool (JAT) combines access and road safety audit approaches to identify barriers to transport on journeys taken by persons with disabilities.