The transformative role of persons with disabilities in peacebuilding processes.
August 31, 2023
Peacebuilding is a unique moment in time when historic injustice can be confronted as such and when new beginnings can be established. This report highlights the agency of persons with disabilities in rebuilding broken societies in the post-conflict context.
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 […]
Podcast Ep.4: Alexander Breitegger on the Red Cross and civilians with disabilities in armed conflicts.
June 8, 2023
Armed conflicts impact disproportionately on persons with disabilities. Alex Breitegger from the Red Cross tells Gerard how to ensure that they aren't left behind in emergency situations.
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.
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 […]