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Practice Notes: Physical Accessibility Jan 2021 Disability
Mar 03, 2021 The United Nations is committed to fostering diversity and inclusion and is taking concrete steps to make its premises, offices, and meeting spaces inclusive of and accessible to persons with disabilities and staff with dependents with disabilities.
Topic 3: The Convention on the Rights of Persons with
The United Nations declared 1981 to be the International Year of Disabled Persons. This year called for a plan of action which would allow people with disability to have equal opportunity and to participate fully in society. In 1982, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the World Programme of Action Concerning Disabled Persons.
The Right to Adequate Housing - OHCHR Home
Human Rights with other United Nations partners to focus on economic, social and cultural rights. The first was the Fact Sheet on the Right to Health, issued jointly with the World Health Organization, and a joint fact sheet with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations on the right to food is forthcoming.
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Small States at the United Nations: Diverse Perspectives
Since the founding of the United Nations in 1945, when many of the world s small states did not yet exist, the world body s membership has nearly quadrupled. Only one in seven small states was present at the signing of the United Nations Charter. Today, small states comprise the majority of UN member states and are increasingly impor-
Guidelines for Accessible Information - European Agency
Dec 11, 2008 accessibility is understood as described in Article 9 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities as: appropriate measures to ensure to persons with disabilities access, on an equal basis with others, to the physical environment, to transportation, to information and communications, including
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Congressional Research Service 1 Introduction The Senate may consider providing its advice and consent to U.S. ratification of the United Nations (U.N.) Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD, or the Convention) during the 114th Congress. CRPD is the
Exploring the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA). Prior to that he was Theme Leader: Governance of Natural Resources at the North-South Institute (NSI) in Ottawa, Canada and Research Specialist on the United Nations High Level Panel Secretariat-Post 2015 Development Agenda, United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in New York. Prof Besada
United Nations Global Audit of Web Accessibility
United Nations Global Audit of Web Accessibility November 2006 The United Nations contracted Nomensa to conduct this audit on Internet accessibility for persons with disabilities.
British Columbia Framework for Accessibility Legislation
Accessibility Legislation is that all persons, including persons with disabilities, have inherent worth and dignity and that it is a function of good government to safeguard and advance that dignity. Various sources have guided the development of this document, including: 1. The principles in the United Nations Convention
Strengthening the System - Welcome to the IASC IASC
United Nations (UN) Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) affirms the inherent dignity and worth of persons with disabilities and calls for urgent action to address the impacts of exclusion, discrimination, and
United Nations Principles and Guidelines on Access to Legal
4 United Nations Principles and Guidelines on Access to Legal Aid in Criminal Justice Systems alternatives to imprisonment and the development of integrated plans for the provision of legal aid; 7. Also requests the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, subject to the availability of extrabudgetary resources, to make the Principles
Compliance and impact of Mandatory Training - United Nations
1 United Nations Mandatory Training 1.1 Current Internal Guidance and Recommendations 1.2 Review of Current Mandatory Training Programmes 1.3 Methodology 2 Key Findings 3 Recommendations for Implementation 3.1 Employ Appropriate Learning Intervention Types 3.2 Enhance User Experience and Accessibility 3.3 Embrace Multilingualism 4 Conclusion
About Peacekeeping Nature of our Work Education - United Nations
the United Nations Country Team (UNCT) mechanism, which seeks to ensure synergies that are aligned with the Host Government s national plans and priorities. Management & Programme Analysis Nature of our Work Working in the Field Peacekeeping is a calling that demands both personal dedication and sacrifice. Service in the
Accessibility of information, technologies and communication
to implement the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD)3 as well as relevant Council of Europe standards. The overall goal is to achieve equality, dignity and equal opportunities for persons with disabilities. The Strategy ideniie rights-based priority areas: equality and non-dis-
MOBILIZING for DEVELOPMENT - United Nations
In 2014, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appointed an independent High-Level Advisory Group on Sustainable Transport to provide a focused set of recommendations on how the transport sector can advance sustainable development with poverty eradication at its core, promote economic growth, and bolster the fight against climate change.
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enhancing accessibility for persons with disabilities to conferences and meetings of the United Nations system;2 2. Takes note of the note by the Secretary-General;3 1 United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 2515, No. 44910. 2 A/74/217. 3 A/74/217/Add.1.
Microsoft and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
Microsoft and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 4 Foreword The most pressing challenges we face today, including poverty, inequality, climate change, and universal healthcare, urgently call for bold solutions. In 2015, recognizing the need to address these challenges, the United Nations (UN) created the Sustainable Development
A General Assembly - eSubscription to United Nations Documents
Jan 20, 2020 change on disability inclusion across the United Nations system, Welcoming also the contributions of the Steering Committee on Accessibility to improving the accessibility of United Nations premises, conferences and meetings, and information and communications, and notes other disability-related initiatives such as the Global Disability Summit,
ACCESSIBILITY FOR ALL: GOOD PRACTICES OF ACCESSIBILITY IN
IV. Good practices for promoting accessibility in Asia and the Pacific 22 A. Professionalizing human assistance 23 2 United Nations (2006). 3 United Nations Human
COVID-19 AND THE RIGHTS OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES: GUIDANCE
The United Arab Emirates has launched a national program to test persons with disabilities in their homes and as of mid-April had conducted 650,000 COVID-19 tests of persons with disabilities. 3 In the Philippines , the Commission on Human Rights has published information to support health agencies tailor
DISABILITY-INCLUSIVE PUBLIC PROCUREMENT: PROMOTING UNIVERSAL
3 United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), 2018. 4 WHO, 2011. 5 International Labour Organization (ILO) and Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), 2018. 6 United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and Pacific (ESCAP), 2019.
GREENING THE BLUE REPORT 2020 - United Nations Environment
of the United Nations (FAO) & United Nations Development Program (UNDP) In cooperation with the UNDP Green Energy Team, a 105 kWp grid-tied solar photovoltaic (PV) system, the largest built in a FAO Decentralized Office so far, was inaugurated in the FAO Regional Office for Africa in Ghana in December 2019.
UNITED NATIONS CENTRE FOR REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT
2. Accessibility and Development When assessed from different perspectives, the definition of Accessibility slightly varies. In the context of this paper, Accessibility (or just Access) refers to the ease of reaching goods, services, activities and destinations, which together are called opportunities.
Chapter 1 Understanding disability - WHO
National and international initiatives such as the United Nations Standard Rules on the Equalization of Opportunities of Persons with Disabilities9) (have incorporated the human rights of people with disabilities, culminating in 2006 with the adoption of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).
REVIEW OF ENTERPRISE RESOURCE PLANNING (ERP) SYSTEMS IN
UNESCO United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization UNFPA United Nations Population Fund UN-Habitat United Nations Human Settlements Programme UNHCR Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees UNICEF United Nations Children s Fund UNIDO United Nations Industrial Development Organization
Call to Action: Priority, Accessibility and Inclusion for
Call to Action: Priority, Accessibility and Inclusion for Persons with Disabilities in COVID -19 Vaccination Rollout COVID-19 has exposed inequalities in countries across the world, deepening the existing discrimination and marginalisation experienced by persons with disabilities.
ENHANCING ACCESSIBILITY FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES TO
May 25, 2011 the United Nations Children s Fund (UNICEF) have a policy on accessibility; the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has a policy on reasonable accommodation, and the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) has a disability policy targeted at its beneficiaries. Seven other
The UN Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities
United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities The purpose of this booklet is to explain, especially to athletes competing at the London 2012 Paralympic Games and their coaches, families, supporters and friends, the reach and scope of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
2020.07.21 Accessibility Guide (1) - United Nations Office on
an accessibility support person during the travel, the travel expenses of the accessibility support person is also covered, if approved by the medical service of the United Nations Headquarter in New York. Kindly reach out to the Secretariat ([email protected]) for further instructions.
Accessibility and Development - Welcome to the United Nations
Accessibility within the context of the United Nations is not only an inherent right of persons with disabilities, but a means of ensuring that persons with disabilities are able to exercise
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with
THE UNITED NATIONS CONVENTION ON THE RIGHTS OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES: AN OVERVIEW LIBRARY OF PARLIAMENT 2 PUBLICATION NO. 2013-09-E discuss any progress being made. Canada s first report was scheduled to be delivered in 2012, though it is not uncommon for member States to file reports to treaty bodies after the deadlines.
Disability Inclusive Development in UNDP
Dec 03, 2018 In 2006, the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) was adopted and to date there are 177 member state parties. It is among the fastest ratified human rights treaties and aims to
accessibility of housing - UN-Habitat
accessibility of housing United Nations Human Settlements Programme P.O. Box 30030, Nairobi 00100, KENYA Telephone: +254-20-7623120, Fax: +254-20-7624266/7
POLITICAL DECLARATION OF THE UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY HIGH-LEVEL
UNITED TO END TUBERCULOSIS : AN URGENT GLOBAL RESPONSE TO A GLOBAL EPIDEMIC POLITICAL DECLARATION OF THE HIGH-LEVEL MEETING OF THE UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY ON THE FIGHT AGAINST TUBERCULOSIS We, Heads of State and Government and represen-tatives of States and Governments, assembled at the United Nations in New York on 26 September 2018,
United Nations in Papua New Guinea Common Country Analysis
1 United Nations Population Fund, Population and Development Profiles: Pacific Island Countries, 2014. Common Country Analysis 2016 United Nations in Papua New Guinea Page 5 of 56 and has been introduced to the provinces through 2016.
Case Study White Paper Series Accessibility, Innovation
Case Study: Accessibility, Innovation and Sustainability at AT&T 03 Question: What is Disability? According to the Preamble of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, signed as of December 2010 by 144 countries including the United States, Disability is an evolving concept. It results from the interaction
WE THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED NATIONS
General of the United Nations, during his decade-long tenure from 2007 to 2016 and that can be found in his records. Born in Japanese-occupied Korea in 1944, the future chief administrative officer of the United Nations decided to embark on a path of public service as a young man, following an encounter with President John F. Kennedy in 1962. The
International Telecommunication Union Telecommunication
industry leaders promoting the accessibility of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in compliance with the dispositions of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Translating those dispositions into policies, laws and regulations requires a carefully crafted ICT accessibility
Policies for Sustainable Accessibility and Mobility in Urban
to improve accessibility and mobility conditions in urban areas of Africa. As a first step, the diagnosis is structured around ten specific and interrelated key is-sues that bear on accessibility and mobility in urban Africa, namely: four key issues related to urban transport governance: organization, human resources, financing, and land use.