This document explores the linkages between community based rehabilitation (CBR) and the convention on the rights of persons with disabilities (CRPD). It presents introductory information about the CRPD, CBR and the linkages. It then details CBR as a strategy for implementing the CRPD by highlighting experiences and principles
"The Millennium Development Goals expire in 2015, just (four) years time. Discussions are already starting on what might replace them as a global agreement to promote development and poverty reduction. This paper sets out the context for those discussions, and some of the issues that will need to be addressed if a new agreement is to be both effective and politically acceptable"
"Inequality has been on the fringes of the development policy agenda for a long time, but until now there has been no clear policy agenda to tackle it. The process of developing and negotiating a post-2015 global framework for development offers a chance to think about what that policy agenda should be, how to incentivise governments and other actors to act on it, and how to measure progress. This paper considers some current proposals for integrating inequality into a post-2015 framework"
This factsheet presents information about HIV and AIDS and ten related goals for 2015
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"During the 66th UN General Assembly in New York a High Level Meeting on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) was convened. This was only the second time that a health issue had been discussed at such an international forum. The resulting political declaration recognised this global health challenge, which has reached pandemic proportions, and took steps to recommend action on prevention, treatment and coordination for the management of NCDs. Many NCDs can be potentially disabling for individuals who live with them and persons with disabilities can be also susceptible to developing NCDs. Handicap International, with the approval of several other disability focussed organisations, attended the meeting and advocated for the inclusion of disability within the NCD agenda. This document describes the outcomes of the High Level Meeting and collaborations engaged in before, during and afterwards. It recommends future action to continue to push for the inclusion of disability into the NCD agenda though a collaborative approach"
"This meeting report provides information from a meeting reviewing the roadmap of the 'Implementation of the Asian and Pacific Decade of Disabled Persons, 2003-2012'. The report provides a review of the key issues identified by Governments and civil society as contained in the responses to surveys conducted by the secretariat on the regional implementation of the Second Asian and Pacific Decade of Disabled Persons. It also presents the inputs and views of stakeholders as a basis for the preparation of the outcome document for the High-level Intergovernmental Meeting"
Regional stakeholder consultation for the high-level intergovernmental meeting on the final review of the implementation of the Asian and Pacific decade of disabled persons, 2003-2012 (Second Session)
14-16 December 2011
"This toolkit aims to help civil society organisations organise and facilitate such national deliberations. It should be used for the following purposes: to understand the international, intergovernmental processes (led by the UN) for the creation of a post-2015 framework, to understand how CSOs can work together to influence the national, regional and global process towards the post-2015 framework, to develop a civil society position on a post-2015 framework built around national and local deliberations, to understand the current on-going discussions about the potential content of a post-2015 framework"
"The working paper aims to provide basic information about the Community-based Rehabilitation (CBR) Guidelines as well some specific examples on how these guidelines can be used (to) promote an inclusive approach in International Development Cooperation, so that persons with disabilities can access the benefits of all interventions in the same way as all other citizens"
This IDDC report presents information about a conference held on strategies for implement article 32 of the UN convention on the rights of persons with disabilities
This report highlights recommendations from representatives of disabled people’s organizations and international agencies to improve the lives of disabled people following a workshop, and the mechanisms to complete these recommendations
Regional Workshop to Accelerate the Implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)
New Delhi, India
18-21 August 2011
This blog article highlights the author’s view of the importance of ensuring the inclusion of disabled people in discussions on international development, especially post- 2015 agenda
"This joint research from the Catholic aid agency CAFOD and the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) seeks to broaden the conversation, and to ensure that the voices of those directly involved in fighting poverty in the South are heard. (The) research describes the perspectives of 104 representatives from civil society organisations, in 27 developing countries from across the world"
The text of the resolution adopted by the Human Rights Council guides the implementation of article 32 of the UNCRPD. This resolution was guided by the Thematic Study conducted by the OHCHR and influenced by civil society stakeholders
This report presents a resolution adopted by the General Assembly at the 71st plenary meeting. It provides information about the inclusion of people with disabilities in the millennium development goals and outlines specific requests to the secretary general regarding inclusive development efforts. This resource is useful to people interested in the MDGs and people with disabilities
This regional framework was developed from an inter-country initiative by national authorities and independent experts within the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region to develop a community-based rehabilitation strategy to put into effect the provisions of the of the United Nations Standard Rules on the Equalization of Opportunities for People with Disabilities (1993) and Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (2006). It details the CBR strategic objectives, key approaches to achieving them and indicators of success
"This short briefing paper maps out five scenarios for a post-2015 framework. The scenarios describe different possibilities for how a framework could emerge, together with some brief analysis of the risks and opportunities involved...It is hoped that the scenarios will help in strategy and forward-planning for the Beyond 2015 campaign, and for others pursuing post-2015 work"
This article highlights the discussion about what will replace the millennium development goals (MDGs) after their expiry date in 2015
This background note outlines current thinking on the impact of the Millennium Development Goals’ (MDGs) highlighting successes and weaknesses, and discusses options for a future post-2015 agreement
"This paper was prepared for the ODI/UNDP Cairo workshop on a post-2015 Global Development Agreement. The aim of the Cairo workshop, jointly convened by UNDP and the Overseas Development Institute, is to start a conversation across different regional and institutional perspectives on the future structure and content of a post-2015 global agreement on development, and on the political dynamics likely to bring it about or to act as barriers. This paper sets out the scene and identifies four key questions to be discussed at the workshop"
This conference report presents a summary of the agreements made during the fourth Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction. The report contains a roadmap, agreed by the States in attendance, to establish climate resilient disaster risk management (DRM) systems that contribute to sustainable development at regional, national, sub national and community levels by 2015. This roadmap details a wide range of activities, including delivering training to key stakeholders, developing communication plans relating to disaster risk reduction, and the promotion of child- and people-centered education for community preparedness and risk reduction
The 4th Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction
25-28 October 2010
Incheon, Republic of Korea
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