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Thematic Reports

Transformation of services for persons with disabilities.

Posted on: January 11, 2023
New technologies and participation allow us to rethink the support services of persons with disabilities beyond traditional models based on impairment and dependency. This report offers a framework to rethink support services with personhood, autonomy and human rights at their center.

The protection of persons with disabilities during military operations in armed conflict.

Posted on: September 6, 2022
Second of a series of 3 reports to the UN General Assembly, this report is dedicated to enhancing the inclusion and protection of persons with disabilities during the conduct of hostilitie

Artificial intelligence and the rights of persons with disabilities.

Posted on: June 5, 2022
Advances in AI could be of great benefit to persons with disabilities, who may require assistance in performing a wide range of tasks. AI may also lead to the development of new assistive technologies to help persons with disabilities.
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Protecting the rights of persons with disabilities in armed conflicts.

Posted on: June 5, 2021
Persons with disabilities remain largely invisible in the international norms and principles that protect civilians in armed conflict. This report focuses on participation across the peace continuum to reimagine traditional notions of protection.
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Gerard Quinn’s vision as Special Rapporteur.

Posted on: October 5, 2020
At the start of his mandate, the Special Rapporteur presented a document to the Human Rights Council, in which he explained the main global threats and challenges facing people with disabilities, and his vision to promote the changes needed to succeed at facing them.