Skip to Main Content
Logo of UNSR

Peace continuum

Photo of room XX at the UN building in Geneva

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 […]
the UN SR addressing the Irish DFA

The Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Foreign Policy

Posted on: February 8, 2023
Remarks made by Gerard Quinn to the Department of Foreign Affairs of Ireland, calling for their further involvement in disability inclusive cooperation.
Image of disability dialogues podcast featuring Alexander Breitegger

Podcast Ep.3: Civilians with disabilities in armed conflicts and the Red Cross: A conversation with Alex Breitegger.

Posted on: January 30, 2023
Armed conflicts have a disproportionate impact on persons with disabilities. Those confined in institutions and requiring vital support services are particularly vulnerable to be left behind. The International Committee of the Red Cross plays a crucial role in their protection.
Episode 1: Gopal Mitra and the UN disability incusion strategy. Photo of Gopal Mitra

Podcast Ep1: Gopal Mitra and the UN Disability Inclusion Strategy.

Posted on: November 30, 2022
On this podcast episode, Gerard talks to Gopal Mitra, coordinator of the implementation of the United Nations Disability Inclusion Strategy.

Protecting persons with disabilities in military conflicts: Statement to the 77th session of the UN General Assembly.

Posted on: October 14, 2022
The disability community does not call for new norms on civilian protection, but to make existing norms visible and to apply them effectively.
1 2 3