The annual Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the rights of People with Disabilities took place at the UN in New York last week (13-15 June), preceded by the CRPD Civil Society Forum (12 June). Article by Jeff Meer.
In May, the Council adopted a new European consensus on development, which set a new framework for the development cooperation of the European Union (EU). Steffie Neyens, coordinator of the EU Task Group of the International Disability and Development Consortium (IDDC), explains the main stakes for disability-inclusive development.
The memorandum was signed on the 23rd March 2017, in Geneva, by representatives of both organisations.
Ahead of this week’s Summit, 160 NGOs signed a joint statement to remind EU leaders of their commitments to European values and call them to uphold them in the response to migration.
Based on its field experience working with disabled people and their representative organisations, as well as people most at risk, Handicap International advocates for inclusive community-based disaster risk management.
The report highlights that advocacy with and by victims (survivors, family and community members of people injured or killed by cluster munitions) is not a straightforward process.