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Millennium development goals (MDGs)

INTERNATIONAL DISABILITY ALLIANCE

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This website presents background information and related resources about IDA's initiatives advocating for the inclusion of persons with disabilities in the millennium development goals (MDGs)

United Nations framework convention on climate change

UNITED NATIONS FRAMEWORK CONVENTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE (UNFCCC)

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This website features negotiations, processes and key documents related to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Updated conference and meeting information and news links are provided. Seperate tabs are given for specific details related to Clean Development Mechanism, Joint Implementation, Cimate Change Information Network, and Technology Transfer Clearing House

The interaction between disabled and non-disabled people in Tanzania : community experiences with promoting human rights for people with disabilities

LINTNER, Natalija

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"This action research was conducted in 2011/2012 by ICD to investigate the interaction between disabled and non-disabled community members in Tanzania. Disabled teachers and other human rights activists discussed in a workshop setting and observed in the field to answer the questions of how are PWDs interacting with their communities, how are the communities interacting with PWDs and what are the challenges (and possible solutions) of their activist work...This research wanted to get a comprehensive picture of the current situation of PWDs in Tanzania. It concludes that mutual distrust is the main attitude that characterizes the relationship between disabled and non-disabled Tanzanians and that only intensive and targeted confrontations and exchanges between the two parties can achieve a signifi cant attitude change"
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Education for children with disabilities : improving access and quality

MATTINGLY, Jacqui
MCINERNEY, Laura

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"This Guidance Note provides information on how to improve educational access and quality for children with disabilities. It gives an overview of the global context, provides best practice case studies and clearly signposts practical tools and resources"
Guidance note : a DFID practice paper

Envisioning new meanings of disability and difference

YWCA PETERBOROUGH
et al

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This website presents information about The Envisioning project where women living with disabilities and physical differences took part in arts-based workshops. Project participants created images of disability and difference that challenge the viewer to question the "less than" or "better than" judgments made regarding physical appearance and to explore alternative ideas of disability and difference. The artists’ stories and images are presented, as well as general information about the project

World diabetes foundation

WORLD DIABETES FOUNDATION

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The World Diabetes Foundation supports the prevention and treatment of diabetes in developing countries through partnerships. This website presents information about the Foundation, their key focus areas, global projects and stories from the field

World heart federation

WORLD HEART FEDERATION

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The World Heart Federation urges greater action from policy makers, healthcare professionals, patient organizations and individuals to work together to reduce the burden of heart disease and stroke, and ensure people all over the world can have longer and better lives. This website presents information about the federation, activities and members, as well as background information about cardio-vascular health. Details about related congress and events, publications and press are also provided

Riadis

RIADIS

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"RIADIS is the Latin American Network of Non-Governmental Organizations of Persons with Disabilities and their Families. RIADIS works to promote and protect the rights of people with disabilities in Latin America and the Caribbean, promoting the values of non-discrimination and inclusive development based on improving the quality of life and social inclusion of persons with disabilities and their families." This website features the network’s activities, members, conferences, resources and related information

Global action on aging

GLOBAL ACTION ON AGING (GAA)

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Global action on aging reports on older people's needs and potential within the global economy. It advocates by, with and for older persons worldwide. This website provides information about their programs and news about aging developments worldwide. The programs cover the follow thematics: Elder rights; Health; Pension watch; Rural aging; Armed conflict & emergencies project; and Aging watch at the UN. Links are also provided to the weekly newsletter and internship program

Stop disasters : a disaster simulation game from the UN/ISDR

UNITED NATIONS OFFICE FOR DISASTER RISKS REDUCATION (UNISDR)
PLAYERTHREE

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This online video game engages children aged 9 to 16 to teach them how to protect urban areas and villages against natural hazards through disaster risk planning and management. It sensitises children on basic notions of disaster risk reduction in a fun and entertaining manner. Its main objective is to raise awareness about the issue and does not pretend to educate children on all the aspects of disaster risk reduction issues
The online game includes five natural hazard scenarios (flooding, tsunami, wildfire, hurricane and earthquake) set in five different geographic environments with three different levels of difficulty that require critical decision-making and strategic planning. In each scenario, the player has a specific mission to fulfill within a budget and limit time. Then a natural hazard strikes after which the player assesses damage and receives his/her score. The player who has protected the most people and their livelihoods (property and resources) wins the game

The millennium development goals (MDGs) and disability

UNITED NATIONS ENABLE

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This website reviews the millennium development goals (MDGs) process and strategies for inclusion of disability issues in MDG efforts. Useful links are provided to related resources, panel discussions, UN initiatives and other multi-stakeholder and civil society initiatives

Disability in the European Union

EUROPEAN COMMISSION

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This website describes the long-term strategy of the EU for the active inclusion of people with disabilities, with links to related resource documents

Disability awareness

UNITED NATIONS CHILDREN'S FUND (UNICEF)

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This website presents a collection of teacher resources that addresses disability awareness. The units highlight the story of a teenager named Nodira who shares her experience living with a disability. The lesson plans, videos, multimedia and stories in this collection illustrate the challenges of children with disabilities face, as well as how children are being supported

Youth disability advocacy service

YOUTH DISABILITY ADVOCACY SERVICE (YDAS)

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"The Youth Disability Advocacy Service (YDAS) is raising voices, expanding choices and creating change for young people with disabilities in Victoria, Australia. YDAS works alongside young people with disabilities between the ages of 12 and 25 to raise awareness of their rights and to support them to achieve what they want." This website gives information about their services, projects and advocacy activities. Links are provided to resources, news and events. This resource is useful for people interested in advocacy services for youth with disabilities in Australia

Annual disability statistics compendium

INSTITUTE ON DISABILITY, UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

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This is a web-based tool of statistics on people with disabilities and related government programs modeled after the Statistical Abstract of the United States. The Stats RRTC annually examines large quantities of survey data and administrative records from various sources related to people with disabilities. These are compiled into a Compendium which serves as reference guide for the government, policymakers, researchers, administrators, advocates, and other relevant stakeholders; and provides accessible, valid statistics to support policy improvements, program administration, service delivery, protection of civil rights, and major life activities. Statistics are provided according to topic, year, as well as links to related events, glossary, research on disability

Zero project : for a world without barriers

ESSL FOUNDATION
World Future Council

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The Zero Project advocates for the rights of persons with disabilities internationally, and its mission is working for a world with zero barriers. The project's website is based on social media and is an interactive platform for anyone who is interested in Social Indicators, Innovative Practice and Innovative Policy examples in the field of disability. It aims to highlight the best solutions for creating change for the better. Information is also provided about the project, related conferences, resources and latest news

HLP on the post-2015 development agenda

UNITED NATIONS

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This website features information about a High Level Panel (HLP) formed by 27 eminent persons from 27 countries in Asia, Africa, Europe and America. The HLP is mandated to focus on the global development framework beyond 2015, the target date for the Millennium Development Goals, in order to address causes of poverty, resilience to crisis, dimensions of economic growth, social equality and environmental sustainability. This website presents information about the panel members and secretariat, practical information related to the Panel’s processes and outreach, meeting communiques and links to information about Beyond 2015 initiatives. This website is useful to anyone interested in the Beyond 2015 process

EFC publications : disability country profile 2012

EUROPEAN FOUNDATION CENTRE (EFC)

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This resource presents the national level European country reports that examine the effect of the economic crisis, and its consequences in terms of austerity measures, on the rights and status of people with disabilities. In particular, the reports focus on the impact on the delivery of social services and income supports and allowances particularly aimed at people with disabilities

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