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Share Your Knowledge on People with Disabilities in Africa

Wednesday, December 10th, 2008

**The Secretariat of the African Decade of Persons with Disabilities needs your Help**

The Secretariat is currently collecting and updating information on the situation faced by persons with disabilities in the 54 African countries. It will enter this information into the country folders on its website. The information collected relates to policies, programmes, contact details for […]

Emergency Management Research and People with Disabilities

Sunday, October 12th, 2008

The following press-release was circulated by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research.  It may be of particular interest to anyone who is working on Article 11 of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), which requires countries ratifying the CRPD to “ensure the protection and safety of persons with disabilities […]

International Diploma in Mental Health Law and Human Rights

Sunday, September 7th, 2008

The World Health Organization (WHO) recently announced the first ever one-year International Diploma in Mental Health Law and Human Rights. The new academic program will launch in October 2008 in Pune, India, and is the result of a collaborative effort between the Indian Law Society Law College and WHO Mental Health Improvements for Nations Development […]

Forum for Inclusion 2008: Transforming Rights into Action, Nov 17-26, 2008

Tuesday, August 26th, 2008

The following open letter of invitation comes from Diane Richler, President of Inclusion International.  Of particular interest to people involved with human rights for people with intellectual disabilities and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).

GLOBAL FORUM FOR INCLUSION 2008: Transforming Rights into Action. 17-26 Nov 2008.

The Forum for Inclusion 2008: Transforming […]

Request for Feedback, Information on Ratifying, Implementing, Monitoring Disability Rights Treaty

Saturday, August 23rd, 2008

English; español; français

The following announcement from the United Nations should be of interest to anyone who has been watching developments with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities CRPD. It is also important for anyone who wishes to be involved with implementing or monitoring the CRPD.  The deadline for feedback is […]

Call for Papers on the CRPD

Monday, July 14th, 2008

Dr. circulated the following call for papers on the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) in late June:

Dear All:

This is Dr. from India, working as a faculty member with ICFAI Business School. I am working on edited book on UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with […]

United Nations Seeks Feedback on Disability Rights

Wednesday, June 18th, 2008

The following email has been circulated by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).

En español; En français

4 June 2008

Dear Sir/Madam

I am writing to seek your contribution to a study being undertaken by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in relation to the Convention on the […]

Listing your Disabled Peoples Organization in UN Enable Website

Monday, June 9th, 2008

The United Nations is currently building an online list of civil society organizations that include persons with disabilities in their work, in order to facilitate knowledge sharing and network building. If you would like your organization to be listed on the United Nations Enable website, kindly reply to  with the following information by Monday […]