Newsletter Enable – ONU
The Enable Newsletter is prepared by the Secretariat for the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (SCRPD) at the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) with input from UN offices, agencies, funds and programmes, as well as from civil society. It is also available online at: http://www.un.org/disabilities.
In this issue:
* Status of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)
* Highlights from the UN system
o Launch of the landmark World Disability Report on 9 June
o Including persons with disabilities in the global response to AIDS
o DESA – Highlighting the nexus between disability, education and employment
o DESA – Including children and persons with disabilities in education
o DESA – Using sports as a tool for development
o DPI – Championing sports to support the work of the United Nations
o OHCHR – National bodies are key to safeguarding basic human rights
o OHCHR – Presentation at symposium on fundamental rights indicators
o ESCWA – Launch of the Decade of Action for Road Safety
o ESCWA – Linking disability, poverty and social exclusion
o ESCAP – Resolution adopted on enhancing accessibility at ESCAP
o UNIC Moscow – Promoting the rights of persons with disabilities
o ILO – The continuing challenge of discrimination and work
o UNDP – Moving forward on improving accessibility
o WHO – International Diploma in Mental Health Law and Human Rights
o WHO – Short courses on violence and injury prevention
o UNWTO – Awards for empowering all persons through tourism
* Upcoming events
* Other news
STATUS OF THE CONVENTION (CRPD)
100 ratifications of the Convention
148 signatories to the Convention
Optional Protocol to the Convention
61 ratifications of the Optional Protocol
90 signatories to the Optional Protocol
* Colombia ratified the Convention on 10 May 2011
* Belize signed the Convention on 9 May 2011
* Fourth Conference of States Parties to be held at UN Headquarters in New York from 7-9 September 2011. Information on the Conference, its programme, documents, NGO accreditation and side-events will be posted at: http://www.un.org/disabilities/default.asp?id=1571.
HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE UN SYSTEM
Launch the landmark World Disability Report on 9 June
The Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) supports the launch of the landmark World Report on Disability produced jointly by the World Health Organization and the World Bank that will be launched at UN Headquarters on 9 June. The report reviews evidence about the global situation of persons with disabilities and offers directions for policy and practice to address exclusion. It contains chapters on health; rehabilitation; assistance and support; enabling environments; education; and employment. Importantly, the report also includes the first new disability prevalence estimates since the 1970s and makes the case for better data collection. The report demonstrates how removing barriers, investing in rehabilitation and more accessible environments can enable millions of persons with disabilities to participate in education, employment and society. More information: http://www.who.int/disabilities/world_report/en/index.html.
Including persons with disabilities in the global response to AIDS
The AIDS & Disability-Partners Forum will be held on 9 June during the High-Level Meeting on AIDS at UN Headquarters. The side-event will be organized by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) in collaboration with the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), Health Canada, USAID, the US State Department, Global Partnership for Disability and Development (GPDD), the International Labour Organization (ILO), UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO). The Forum will work to enhance the integration of an inclusive and accessible approach in AIDS programming for persons with disabilities. The High Level Meeting on AIDS will serve as a platform to review progress of the work on AIDS since the Declaration of Commitment in 2001. It provides a forum to highlight the importance of incorporating disability within the AIDS response, as well as draw attention to key elements on opportunities and obligations to integrate the CRPD’s mandates in AIDS programming at all levels. More information: http://www.un.org/disabilities/default.asp?id=1572.
Highlighting the nexus between disability, education and employment
A panel discussion will be held at UN Headquarters on 1 July entitled “The nexus between disability, education and employment”. As the first in the DESA Briefing Seminar Series, the discussion will highlight the findings of a study conducted in Nepal and review the moral, social imperatives of including persons with disabilities in the labour market, as well as show that it is good economics. They will also offer options for the further inclusion and participation of persons with disabilities in the labour market. The event will be co-organized by the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) and the Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University. More information: http://www.un.org/disabilities.
Including children and persons with disabilities in education
DESA along with its partners will organize a side-event panel discussion on realizing the MDG of universal primary education for children with disabilities at the 2011 High-Level Segment of the substantive session of ECOSOC Annual Ministerial Review in Geneva on 5 July. The event entitled “Education for All: inclusion of children and persons with disabilities” will highlight the findings of the first World Disability Report and explore the barriers facing children with disabilities in their access to education and ways to foster inclusive education which benefits all children. The panel will also discuss options for strengthening mechanisms for collecting data and information on children with disabilities who may be otherwise unaccounted for in national statistics on education and school enrolment. More information: http://www.un.org/disabilities.
Using sports as a tool for development
The universal popularity of sport and the physical, social and economic developmental benefits derived from it, make it an ideal tool for fostering the inclusion and well-being of persons with disabilities. On 27 June, the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) in collaboration with Achilles International and other stakeholders will organize an interactive panel discussion to help draw attention to the role of sport as a platform and catalyst for fostering the inclusion and well-being of persons with disabilities in society and development. Expert panellists will highlight the importance of sport in presenting disability issues in a manner that could dispel negative and archetypal stereotypes while promoting the rights of persons with disabilities. More information: http://www.un.org/disabilities/default.asp?id=1563.
Championing sports to support the work of the United Nations
On 11 May, the UN Secretary-General called for the inclusion of sport in development, peace-building and peacekeeping initiatives, emphasizing the tremendous capacity for games to educate, create positive role models and reach out to the poorest and most troubled areas in the world. Speaking to the 2nd International Forum on Sport, Peace and Development in Geneva, he stated that “Sport has become a world language, a common denominator that breaks down all the walls, all the barriers.” The Secretary-General also said “mega” sporting events, such as the Olympics, the cricket and soccer World Cup or the Super Bowl in the United States, can help spread information about major issues of global concern, including protecting the environment and putting into consideration the needs of persons with disabilities. More information: http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=38342&Cr=sport&Cr1.
OHCHR – National bodies are key to safeguarding basic human rights
“National human rights institutions play a key role in maintaining the rule of law, preventing abuses and assisting victims of violations” said Ms. Navi Pillay, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights at the opening session of the Annual Conference of the International Coordinating Committee of National Institutions for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights in Geneva on 17 May. Ms. Pillay said their functions were particularly crucial in post-conflict situations where restoring normalcy required comprehensive strategies, including options for transitional justice, as well as providing redress and remedy to victims of rights violations. She also urged them to lobby their governments to ratify the Convention on Enforced Disappearances and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. More information: http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=38415&Cr=pillay&Cr1=.
OHCHR – Presentation at symposium on fundamental rights indicators
The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights held an expert symposium on fundamental rights indicators on 12 to 13 May. The event entitled, “Using indicators to measure fundamental rights in the EU: Challenges and solutions” comprised of five working groups, one of which focused on indicators to measure the rights of persons with disabilities, with a particular focus on independent living. OHCHR made a presentation in this working group, adapting the OHCHR/human rights treaty body framework of indicators to article 19 of the CRPD. The framework identifies three levels of indicators – structural indicators to measure State commitment towards realizing independent living; process indicators that measure State effort to realize independent living; and outcome indicators to measure the results of State commitment and effort – in other words the extent to which persons with disabilities live independently according to the terms of article 19. The discussion will feed into the EU Agency’s work on data collection and indicators related to the CRPD. A report of the Symposium will be available shortly. More information: http://fra.europa.eu/fraWebsite/symposium2011/.
ESCWA – Launch of the Decade of Action for Road Safety
On 17 May, the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) launched the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020. According to the Arab League Council of Interior Ministers, car accidents in the Arab world are responsible for the death of about 30,000 people every year, resulting in annual losses of around 25 billion dollars. The root causes of 80 percent of accidents were speeding and drivers noncompliance with traffic laws. In her speech, ESCWA Executive Secretary Rima Khalaf, expressed regret over the loss of lives from road accidents, which are easily preventable. She added that the five UN regional commissions are cooperating with the World Health Organization and members of the Global Partnership for Road Safety to develop an action plan, together with a series of activities and awareness campaigns throughout this decade. ESCWA introduced this plan into the agenda of the 12th session of the Transport Committee which took place from 17 to 19 May. More information: http://www.escwa.un.org/main/scroll/printwhatsnew.asp?id=596&referenceNUM=road safety.
ESCWA – Linking disability, poverty and social exclusion
Communicable diseases, malnutrition, chronic illnesses and congenital defects are the most reported causes of disability in the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) region. However, recent evidence suggests that disabilities caused by road accidents, work-related injuries and civil conflicts are on the rise. Two important challenges undermine the social integration of persons with disabilities in the region: the lack of reliable and comparable national data on disability, and socio-economic factors which contribute to their exclusion from public domains. These include insufficient political support, tacit discrimination, as well as physical barriers that limit their access to services and opportunities. As part of its ongoing contribution to the implementation of the Arab Decade of Disabled Persons (2004-2013), ESCWA has recently published a working paper on “The regional and international practices fostering the inclusion of persons with disabilities in the labour market” (http://www.escwa.un.org/divisions/div_editor/Download.asp?table_name=divisions_other&field_name=ID&FileID=1361) and a policy report on “Proposed methods to combat poverty among persons with disabilities” (http://css.escwa.org.lb/sdd/1415/6e.pdf). The two publications highlight the inter-linkages between disability, poverty and social exclusion, and look into provisions with regard to the employment, empowerment and social protection of persons with disabilities.
ESCAP – Resolution adopted on enhancing accessibility at ESCAP
The 67th session of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific has adopted the Japan-led resolution on Enhancing accessibility for persons with disabilities at ESCAP”. The resolution reaffirmed the region’s commitment to creating an inclusive barrier-free society and called upon the ESCAP Secretariat to continue to strengthen its efforts to improve accessibility for the greater inclusion of persons with disabilities in its work, facilities and services. The resolution also called for the inclusion of the perspective of persons with disabilities in the work of the organization and greater collaboration with United Nations Headquarters. More information: http://www.unescap.org.
UNIC Moscow – Promoting the rights of persons with disabilities
In the framework of its communications programme dedicated to human rights of persons with disabilities, the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) in Moscow partnered with the organizers of the “The Electronic Future” festival, which took place in Sochi, the future venue of the 2014 Olympic Games to be held from 19 to 20 May 2014. A session entitled, “Cyberspace for persons with disabilities” was opened by the UNIC Director, Alexandre Gorelik, who highlighted the importance of the Convention and the work of the “Group of Friends of the Convention” that brings together experts in usability and accessibility, as well as civil society. The key-note address was made by Oleg Smolin, a Duma deputy and prominent advocate of social inclusion of persons with disabilities. More information: http://www.unrussia.ru/en/institutions/unic.html.
ILO – The continuing challenge of discrimination and work
The International Labour Organization (ILO) launched a new report, entitled “Equality at work: The continuing challenge”, which cites that equality bodies who receive increased numbers of complaints, show that workplace discrimination has become more varied, and discrimination on multiple grounds is becoming the rule rather than the exception. Work-related discrimination continues to exist for many of the world’s 650 million persons with disabilities as their low employment rate reveals. People living with HIV/AIDS are vulnerable to discrimination through mandatory testing policies, or testing under conditions which are not genuinely voluntary or confidential, the report added. To read the full report go to: http://www.ilo.org/asia/info/public/pr/lang–en/WCMS_155364/index.htm
UNDP – Moving forward on improving accessibility
UNDP is working to implement the CRPD regarding accessibility of facilities and services. UNDP Headquarters conducted an accessibility survey in 2010 and is currently implementing recommended changes. For Country Offices the relocation checklist now includes requirements for physical accessibility. The minimum level of accessibility established is access to the premise itself, one meeting room, one office and one restroom. They are also developing Standard Operating Procedures for evacuating persons with disabilities from a building in an emergency. UNDP is currently investing in a new accessible intranet platform as a significant step towards providing access for persons with disabilities.
WHO – International Diploma in Mental Health Law and Human Rights
The International Diploma in Mental Health Law and Human Rights is currently accepting applications for 2011 – 2012. Now in its fourth year of existence, the course is a collaborative initiative between the World Health Organization (WHO) and the ILS Law College in Pune, India. It is a one year Diploma and includes two residential sessions and off-site learning. Students are comprised of health and mental health professionals, lawyers, mental health service users/survivors, Government officials, social workers, human rights defenders and families and care-givers from countries around the world. The course is taught by a faculty of renowned international experts in the area. More information: http://www.mentalhealthlaw.in.
WHO – Short courses on violence and injury prevention
The World Health Organization (WHO) courses on violence and injury prevention provide a complete training resource for facilitators around the world. Each course addresses a specific injury or type of violence and is designed to be delivered over the span of 2 to 5 days. Each short course follows the same modular format and contains: a facilitator’s guide to orient the facilitator to the material; training modules which include PowerPoint presentations and notes for facilitators; and supporting resources such as handouts and case studies. The courses have been developed on the basis of a wide range of WHO materials. These “trainings in a box” can be downloaded from the WHO website for free at: http://www.who.int/violence_injury_prevention/capacitybuilding/courses/en/index.html.
UNWTO – Awards for empowering all persons through tourism
The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the UNWTO Knowledge Network annually present the UNWTO Ulysses Prize and Awards to showcase initiatives and projects that lead to innovation in tourism. Two of this year’s winners have been awarded for their work in assisting persons with disabilities to enjoy tourism in an independent and equitable manner. Both NGOs, KÉROUL in Canada and the Slovenian Association for Mental Health (SENT) in Slovenia have dedicated much of their time to researching new ways to improve accessible tourism. Tourism has an important role in promoting the implementation of the CRPD and the 2011 UNWTO Ulysses Prize and Awards aim to contribute to such a goal. More information: http://ethics.unwto.org/sites/all/files/docpdf/empoweringallpeoplethroughtourismfull_0.pdf and http://ethics.unwto.org/en/content/accessible-tourism.
(We welcome information from the general public on key international disability events for inclusion in the list below.)
8 to 10 June: High-level meeting on AIDS
The United Nations General Assembly High-Level Meeting on AIDS will be held at UN Headquarters from 8 to 10 June 2011. The Assembly will conduct a comprehensive review of the progress achieved in realizing the Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS and the Political Declaration on HIV/AIDS. Representatives of non-governmental organizations in Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council, civil society organizations and the private sector, will also be included in the list of speakers for the plenary meetings of the High-Level Meeting. The Global Contact Group on AIDS and Disability in partnership with UN agencies, civil society and other development partners will hold a side-event on AIDS and disability at the meeting. More information:
9 June: UNAIDS – AIDS & Disability-Partners Forum
(Please see above for more details)
9 June: Launch of World Disability Report 2011 at UN Headquarters
(Please see above for more details)
26 June: 9th Annual Hope and Possibility Race
Organized by Achilles International each year in New York City’s Central Park, this five-mile race for all athletes, including athletes with disabilities, draws celebrities, volunteers, supporters and spectators to join in a celebration of the human spirit. More information: http://www.achillesinternational.org/news/hope-and-possibility.
27 June: Panel discussion on sport as a tool for development
(Please see above for more details)
1 July: Discussion on the nexus between disability, education and employment
(Please see above for more details)
5 July: Panel discussion on including children and persons with disabilities in education
(Please see above for more details)
4 to 7 July: ECOSOC High Level Segment
The Annual Ministerial Review (AMR) of the 2011 High Level Segment of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) to be held in Geneva will focus on implementing the internationally-agreed goals and commitments in regard to education. The meeting will also assess the status of the implementation of the United Nations Development Agenda with a focus on its education-related goals and objectives. As the 2011 ECOSOC AMR will focus on “implementing the internationally agreed goals and commitments in regard to education”, it provides an opportunity to highlight the marginalization faced by children with disabilities with regard to their access to education. More information: http://esango.un.org/irene/?page=static&content=statements2011 and http://www.un.org/ecosoc.
25 to 26 July: General Assembly High-Level Meeting on Youth
As part of the International Year of Youth, the General Assembly will hold a High-Level Meeting on Youth and will have as its overarching theme “Youth: Dialogue and Mutual Understanding”. The High-Level Meeting will comprise of two consecutive informal interactive roundtables on 25 July 2011 and two plenary meetings on 26 July 2011. The round tables will be chaired by Member States at the invitation of the President of the Assembly. DESA in collaboration with other partners will organize a side-event on youth with disabilities at the meeting. More information: http://social.un.org/youthyear.
7 to 9 September: Fourth Conference of States Parties to the CRPD
The next Conference of States Parties will be held at UN Headquarters in New York from 7-9 September 2011. The theme and subthemes of this Conference will be announced later this month. More information will be posted on the Enable website at http://www.un.org/disabilities/default.asp?id=1571.
19 to 20 September: High-Level Meeting on the Prevention and Control of Non-communicable Diseases
The High-Level Meeting of the General Assembly will address the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases worldwide, with a particular focus on developmental and other challenges and social and economic impacts, particularly for developing countries. The Assembly in its resolution 65/238 also requests the President of the Assembly to organize an informal interactive hearing, scheduled for 16 June 2011, with non-governmental and civil society organizations, the private sector and academia to provide input to the preparatory process for the High-Level Meeting. More information: http://www.un.org/en/ga/president/65/issues/ncdiseases.shtml
11 to 13 October: ESCAP meeting on a New Asian and Pacific Decade to Promote the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
The UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) will hold a consultation conference in Bangkok, Thailand, to discuss strategies to further promote the disability rights agenda by extending the Asian and Pacific Decade. More information: http://www.unescap.org/sdd/meetings/meetings.asp.
8 November: International Research Symposium
The Symposium entitled “Equitable Health Services for People with Disabilities with a Focus on Low and Middle Income Countries” is being co-organized by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and the World Health Organization (WHO). The forthcoming World Report on Disability highlights gaps in knowledge and stresses the need for further research and changes towards disability inclusive policy and practice. This one day international symposium seeks to bring together researchers, policy makers, disability advocates, NGOs and health and rehabilitation professionals to share current research on equity in health care for persons with disabilities and to promote interdisciplinary action in policy relevant research. Currently the Call for papers and registration is now open. For further details and to register please visit http://www.equityhealthdisability.com.
29 November to 1 December: 2nd Asia Pacific CBR Congress
The 2nd Asia Pacific Community-Based Rehabilitation (CBR) Congress will be held in Manila, Philippines, on the role of Disabled Persons Organizations (DPOs) in CBR, as well as climate change and disability, corporate business in disability, harmonizing CRPD with domestic laws, CBR as a strategy in building communities for everyone including older persons, accessibility and CBR, UNESCAP and CBR, the WHO CBR Guidelines and the CRPD. More information: http://www.ncda.gov.ph.
3 December: International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2011
This year, the Day will be commemorated under a general theme with supporting sub-themes to draw attention to key areas that would work in synergy to mainstream disability in all development processes. The theme for 2011 is: “Together for a better world for all: Including persons with disabilities in development”. For sub-themes and more information: http://www.un.org/disabilities/default.asp?id=1561.
15-18 May 2012: Interdependence 2012
Interdependence 2012 is a conference and exposition to be held in Vancouver, BC, Canada. The vision of the meeting is to accelerate global progress toward a healthy and inclusive world through two distinct but complementary pillars: making communities accessible for all and spinal cord injury research for a cure. This inaugural event – timed to coincide with the 25th Anniversary of the legendary Rick Hansen Man In Motion World Tour – presents a unique opportunity to unite international leaders and decision-makers with research and accessibility experts to explore best practices, lessons learned and inspire collaboration on future opportunities. More information: www.rickhansen.com/interdependence2012.
11 to 13 June 2012: Universal Design Conference 2012 in Oslo
Universal design in public spaces is the main focus of the conference to be held in Oslo, Norway. The Delta Centre will organize the event and is the National Resource Centre for Participation and Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities in Norway. Topics to be addressed are issues related to universal design in planning, legislation, politics, education, buildings, outdoor areas, information and communications technologies (ICT) and public transport. The conference website will open for abstract submissions on 1 July 2011. More information: http://www.ud2012.no.
17 to 21 September 2012: TRANSED 2012
The 13th International Conference on Mobility and Transport for Elderly and Disabled Persons (TRANSED 2012) will be held in New Delhi, India. The deadline for the submission of papers has been extended to 30 June 2011. Abstracts may be developed for either a paper or a poster. More information: http://www.transed2012.in.
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IDA at the 5th session of the CRPD Committee
From 11 to 15 April 2011, the CRPD Committee met for its 5th session. In the lead up to this session, in which the Committee adopted Concluding Observations on the initial report of Tunisia and also adopted a List of Issues on Spain, the International Disability Alliance (IDA) held two consultation workshops in Tunisia to discuss the situation of persons with disabilities. The results of this consultation were shared with the Committee at a private meeting held prior to the start of the dialogue between the Committee and Tunisia. During this session, IDA together with the CERMI, the umbrella group of Spanish organisations of persons with disabilities, also hosted a side-event on the list of issues for Spain to which the majority of Committee members attended. More information: http://www.internationaldisabilityalliance.org.
IDA at the UPR, 11th Session
The 11th session of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) took place from 2 to 13 May 2011. The States under review were Belgium, Denmark, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Somalia, Sudan, and Suriname. IDA prepared a number of suggested recommendations to be made by States during this session. States made more than one hundred recommendations on persons with disabilities and a number of countries have indicated that they would consider ratifying the CRPD. More information: http://www.internationaldisabilityalliance.org.
European Disability Forum meets with President of the European Commission
A delegation of the European Disability Forum led by its President, Yannis Vardakastanis, met with President of the European Commission Barroso in Brussels on 1 June to discuss the next steps for disability in the EU. Issues discussed included the State of the Union on Disabilities, the UN Convention: from words to deeds, and the crisis: emergency exit. More information: http://www.edf-feph.org/Page_Generale.asp?DocID=13855&thebloc=27461.
Online survey to inform tourism industry on needs of deaf persons
The Auckland University of Technology/New Zealand Tourism Research Institute is conducting a study of people with hearing loss (from slight to total). The aim of the study is to learn about the tourism experiences of people who have hearing loss, and what their wants and needs are in the fields of tourism, travel, hospitality, and leisure products and services. People with hearing loss from around the world are invited to participate in an online survey. Feedback from the survey will be used to inform the tourism industry about the needs of people who are hard-of-hearing or deaf. The survey is available until 10 June 2011 at: http://www.tourismandhearingsurvey.co.nz.
Empowering women with disabilities in post-conflict peace-building
Women with disabilities face unique challenges, offer unique perspectives and clearly have the capacity to make important contributions to the peace-building and reconstruction process. The key way to ensure that women with disabilities are effectively represented and that their needs and concerns are addressed is to include them in post-conflict peace-building. Groups that have traditionally been excluded, such as women with disabilities, deserve special attention, bringing their varied backgrounds, perspectives and skills to the negotiating table. “Right Now! Women with Disabilities Build Peace Post-Conflict” a new resource paper by Stephanie Ortoleva, Esq. is available at http://www.womenenabled.org, a website that focuses on the human rights of women and girls with disabilities.
Indices of Social Development (ISD) newsletter
The Indices of Social Development is an innovative database that was launched in March 2011. The database will open new areas of research on social development, comparing various dimensions within countries, and their impact on other aspects of development. The indices are composed from 25 reputable data sources for 193 countries, over the period from 1990 to 2010, and are updated as new data become available. The ISD has also just released its first newsletter. More information: http://www.indsocdev.org.
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