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Monthly Newsletter of the UN Special Rapporteur on Disability- March 2023

Posted on: March 2, 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!
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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.
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Social Inclusion, Disability and Human Rights.

Posted on: December 12, 2022
Gerard Quinn's presentation before the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability in Australia. (December 12, 2023)
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Podcast Ep2: Charlotte McClain-Nhlapo, the World Bank & disability inclusion.

Posted on: December 6, 2022
On this episode, Gerard talks to Charlotte McClain Nhlapo, Global Disability Advisor of the World Bank Group.
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The CRPD and Climate Action.

Posted on: November 16, 2022
(Video) The UN treaty on the rights of people with disabilities gives us key departure points to ensure that climate action, climate justice and adaptation both responds to our needs and also values our voice in framing solutions.