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UN: Report calls for inclusion of people with mental health problems in development programmes

Posted 20/09-10 at 23.54

The World Health Organization (WHO) has just published (September 16th) a report calling on governments, civil society and aid agencies to confront the "enormous challenge" of helping the millions of people in developing countries with mental and psy ...

UN Convention: Guidance on use of Human Rights Monitoring

Posted 01/08-10 at 06.28

The International Disability Alliance (IDA) has produced a document entitled, Effective Use of International Human Rights Monitoring Mechanisms to Protect the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The objective of this guidance document i ...

UN Convention: UN sets up expert group on disabled people in Haiti and Chile

Posted 08/03-10 at 20.00

Article 11 of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities states that governments must take all necessary steps to ensure the protection and safety of disabled people following natural disasters. Accordingly , on March 6th, t ...

Disability and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)

Posted 24/11-09 at 02.31

A resolution, "Realizing the Millennium Development Goals for persons with disability" (A/C.3/64/L.5/Rev.1) was adopted at 64th session of the UN General Assembly.It calls for the MDGs to be accessible to all, and highlights the importance of data ...

WHO - Task Force on Disability

Posted 11/10-09 at 13.30

The World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General has established a Task Force on Disability to lead the organization's efforts and acknowledges that the Convention will change the way WHO works. The Task Force, which includes representatives f ...

Important conference on Convention held at UN

Posted 10/09-09 at 02.34

The Second Conference of State Parties on the CRPD took place at UN Headquarters between the 2nd and 4th of September. Government representatives, disability organisations and DPOs met to consider a number of substantive issues around the implemen ...

Disability Activist appointed by UN as Special Rapporteur.

Posted 17/08-09 at 13.08

Schuaib Chalklen T ...

UN Statement on Torture of Disabled People

Posted 05/07-09 at 14.37

Joint Statement on the Occasion of the United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture 26 June 2009 ...

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