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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.

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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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.

Artificial Intelligence & Disability: The 4th Industrial Revolution in the Service of the World's Largest Minority

Posted on: November 7, 2022
(Video) What if we used AI to personalize services and make the dream of independent living and community engagement a reality?

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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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.