Monthly Newsletter of the UN Special Rapporteur on Disability- August 2023
July 4, 2023
Highlights of Gerard's work and upcoming events. If you are not on the mailing list and would like to receive his montlhy newsletters via email, please contact us!
CoSP16: Closing remarks by Gerard Quinn, UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities.
June 15, 2023
Our challenge is to find ways of eliminating the distorting variables that don’t allow the voice of people with disabilities to be heard. I wish to thank the Bureau for the invitation to participate in the closing of the 16th session of the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons […]
CoSP 16: Opening remarks by the UN Special Rapporteur, Prof. Gerard Quinn
June 14, 2023
We are at a key inflection point of the Artificial Intelligence revolution, which will have massive implications for persons with disabilities.
The Role of Assistive Technology in the Promotion of Inclusive Education
April 5, 2023
UNESCO estimates that 100 million children with disabilities are of school going age - many of whom under-achieve through no fault of their own and a sizeable minority of whom are not even in school.
Gerard Quinn's presentation to the 52nd session of the Human Rights Council
March 13, 2023
In his appearance before the UN Human rights body, Gerard presented his latest report on reimagining support services for persons with disabilities, and commented on his 2022 country visits to Jordan and the European Union.
Transformation of services for persons with disabilities.
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.