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22 Jan 2015 description

By Irene van Horrsen

HelpAge is starting a three-year programme to strengthen the capacity of humanitarian agencies to deliver age and disability inclusive emergency response, as part of the innovative portfolio of projects supported by the DFID Disasters and Emergencies Preparedness Programme (DEPP) and with separate funding from the OFDA.

19 Jan 2015 description
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Adolescents twice as likely to be out of school as children of primary school age, say UNESCO and UNICEF

New report shows why ‘business as usual’ won’t lead to universal primary or secondary education

15 Jan 2015 description

Thank you IKEA customers and co-workers! The IKEA U.S. Soft Toy Campaign 2014 raised almost $1.2 million.

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14 Jan 2015 description

By Biljana Markova

RIGA, 14 January 2015 – The new Latvian Presidency of the Council of the European Union is pressing ahead with plans to strengthen measures across the 28 EU Member States to include persons with disabilities in disaster risk management activities.

The Latvian government aims to bring new proposals on inclusion to the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (#WCDRR) in Sendai, Japan, 14-18 March, 2015 www.wcdrr.org.

03 Jan 2015 description


The Incheon Strategy to “Make the Right Real” for Persons with Disabilities in Asia and the Pacific provides the Asian and Pacific region, and the world, with the first set of regionally agreed disability-inclusive development goals. The Incheon Strategy goals cover a range of development areas from poverty reduction and employment to political participation, accessibility, social protection, education, gender equality, disaster risk reduction, data collection, CRPD ratification and international cooperation.

30 Dec 2014 description


The 7 th PHT Regional Meeting was held at the Holiday Inn Suva in Fiji from 28 to 30 October 2014. The meeting has been held annually since 2008 to strengthen preparedness and response activities in support of disaster management authorities and affected people in the Pacific. This report aims to capture key points and actions arising from discussions and consultations during the meeting.

22 Dec 2014 description


To achieve sustainable development for everyone, including tackling the underlying causes of poverty and conflict, the UK recognises the vital role of inclusive societies, where every person has the enduring opportunity to meet their full potential, supported by an effective civil society as part of an inclusive political settlement.

03 Dec 2014 description
report Guardian

We are at a critical juncture for reflecting on the human rights of people with disabilities. Human rights are indivisible, and the right to food cannot be realised unless the other human rights of people with disabilities are realised too. They must be included in the broader sustainable development agenda.

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03 Dec 2014 description
report UN News Service

3 December 2014 – More than one billion people – or approximately 15 per cent of the world's population – live with some form of disability and have generally poorer health, lower education achievements, fewer economic opportunities and higher rates of poverty than people without disabilities, the United Nations highlighted today on its International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

03 Dec 2014 description

By Andy McElroy

YEREVAN, 3 December 2014 – The global effort to forge a 2015 framework for disaster risk reduction – an updated Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) - has championed inclusiveness as a key strength for the future resilience of communities and nations.

03 Dec 2014 description

The ICBL-CMC's Monitor initiative launches a new report, Equal Basis 2014: Access and Rights in 33 Countries, on 3 December 2014.

This overview provides up-to-date information on efforts to fulfill responsibilities in promoting the rights of persons with disabilities—including the survivors of landmines, cluster munitions, and other explosive remnants of war—as well as in providing assistance for activities that address the needs of survivors and other persons with disabilities with similar needs.

03 Dec 2014 description
report UN News Service

3 décembre 2014 – A l'occasion de la Journée internationale des personnes handicapées, le Secrétaire général des Nations Unies, Ban Ki-moon, a jugé nécessaire de faire appel aux innovations technologiques pour assurer l'inclusion des personnes handicapées dans le cadre d'un développement durable.

02 Dec 2014 description
report CBM

CBM launches the 'CBM and the Global Campaign for Education 2014' Report

29 Nov 2014 description
report CBM

The theme of the 2014 International Day of Persons with Disabilities is ‘Sustainable Development: The Promise of Technology’. To ensure full inclusion in emergency response and maximum resilience for all in Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), technology must be accessible.

Technology in Disaster Risk Reduction and Emergency Response

From early warning systems to resilient infrastructure, technology is playing an increasingly important role at all stages of humanitarian action.

29 Nov 2014 description


Following is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message for the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, to be observed on 3 December:

This year’s International Day of Persons with Disabilities focuses on the theme, “Sustainable Development: The Promise of Technology”.

Technology has changed the world, bringing knowledge within reach and expanding a range of opportunities. Persons with disabilities can benefit enormously from such advances, yet too many lack access to these essential tools.

27 Nov 2014 description


Sociedades caribeñas de la Cruz Roja lanzan ‘app’ salvavidas gratis para riesgos múltiples

La población en todo el Caribe, ahora puede descargar una aplicación (“app”) gratis para teléfonos móviles, que les ayudará prepararse ante emergencias y mantenerse a salvo durante los desastres naturales, como huracanes, inundaciones y sismos.

27 Nov 2014 description
report AngliCORD


In the past financial year we have continued our commitment to working through partnerships that improve the quality of people’s lives.

26 Nov 2014 description

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that around 15 per cent of the world’s population, or one billion people, have some form of disability.

According to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), 80 per cent live in poor countries, where communities are already more vulnerable to disasters and crises such as the current Ebola epidemic, with people with disabilities often disproportionately affected.

26 Nov 2014 description

Document Summary

UNDP works with a range of civil society organizations (CSOs) at regional and local levels in Africa to help lift people out of poverty, build resilient communities and promote human rights and thereby advance the millennium Development Goals. To achieve this, UNDP facilitates dialogue between governments and civil society to ensure civic participation in policy planning and reform and enhances partnerships with CSOs for development results.