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.
Transforming services and care for persons with disabilities.
June 12, 2023
Social services--for persons with or without disabilities--should no longer be limited to provide for a floor of social provision, but should also enable pathways to active citizenship. New values, new treaties, new legal instruments are all well and good, but they have to be accompanied and made real by changes in underlying practices and institutional […]
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.
Persons with disabilities are becoming their own researchers.
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.
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.
Social Inclusion, Disability and Human Rights.
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)