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Gerard Quinn's presentation to the 52nd session of the Human Rights Council

Posted on: 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.
Gerard Quinn speaking at UNESCWA conference in Beirut

Persons with disabilities are becoming their own researchers.

Posted on: February 16, 2023
Closing remarks by Gerard Quinn at the regional conference "Transition towards Independent Living within the Community For Persons with Disabilities", hosted on February 14-15, 2023, by UNESCWA, with the support of the Government of Malta and Ford Foundation. Over these two days I found my mind wandering back on the Valetta Declaration and process. We […]

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.

European Day of Persons with Disabilities: Progress, hopes and challenges of disability inclusion in the EU.

Posted on: November 24, 2022
The EU has good reasons to be proud of the direction it has taken over the past 30 years. It's experience is a good reference for other regional organizations throughout the world.
Protest of persons with disabilities in La Paz, Bolivia

The CRPD and the struggle of persons with disabilities for personhood

Posted on: November 17, 2022
(Video) The Convention on the rights of persons with disabilities is allowing those who were assumed to be hidden permanently from the world to have their moral agency both respected and restored.
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UN Special Rapporteur warns about the situation of children with disabilities in Ukraine.

Posted on: August 16, 2022
(Audio) In dialogue with the BBC, Gerard Quinn explained his concerns about the risks faced by children with disabilities, particularly those living in institutions. This is the full interview and transcript of that conversation.