ADDC Bulletin February 2016


News and Updates

  • Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Elections (CRPD)

  • Global Campaign to Support CRPD Absolute Prohibition of Commitment and Forced Treatment

  • UN Report on Sustainable Development Goal Indicators

  • WHO Global survey for Priority Assistive Products List (APL)

  • Global Data spotlight needs to shine on those with disabilities

  • DRF program staff holds annual retreat in San Francisco

  • Promoting rights of people with disabilities in ASEAN

  • PHILIPPINES: Council passes ordinance requiring TV broadcasters to put sign language inset in news

  • EGYPT: How new Egyptian parliament is empowering those with disabilities


Conferences and Events

  • Nossal Institute for Global Health: Short Courses 2016

  • Evidence in Global Disability and Health (18 Feb 2016)

  • 32nd Annual Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability & Diversity (25-26 April 2016)

  • 3rd Ratchasuda International Conference on Disability (28-29 April 2016)

  • 2016 IASSIDD World Congress (15-19 August 2016)

  • WBU-ICEVI General Assemblies (18-25 Aug 2016)

  • Exclusion & Embrace: Disability, Justice and Spirituality (21-23 Aug 2016)

  • Join disability employment leaders in New Zealand (26-28 Sep 2016)


Employment and Funding Opportunities

  • Consultancy appointment – UNICEF

  • GAATES Universal Design and Accessibility Consultant Database

  • Seeking Digital Champions

  • DRF Grant making

  • USAID funding for Disability Inclusive programs


New Resources

  • New Report: Empowering women and girls in the Indo¬≠Pacific region

  • Disability at a Glance 2015: Strengthening Employment Prospects for Persons with Disabilities in Asia and the Pacific

  • Useful white paper on implementing rights of persons with disabilities

  • The Asia Foundation- about Disability Inclusive Governance in Indonesia


Newsletters from Other Organisations

  • Pacific Disability Forum weekly updates

  • UN Enable Newsletter - January 2016