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  • UN marks its first International Day of Sign Languages
    According to the World Federation of the Deaf, there are approximately 72 million deaf people worldwide. More than 80% of them live in developing countries. Collectively, they use more than 300 different sign languages. Sign languages are fully fledged natural languages, structurally distinct from the spoken languages. There is also ... read more
    Posted in: Disability25 September 2018

  • Youth2030: UN SG launches bold new strategy for young people ‘to lead’
    Noting that it was “a rare treat” to see so many young faces at the UN, to launch the new “Youth2030” strategy, UN chief António Guterres highlighted a list of challenges “the largest young generation in history” faces today. He noted that “globalization, new technologies, displacement, shrinking civic space, changing ... read more
    Posted in: Youth25 September 2018

  • New President of General Assembly cited disability as one of the 7 top priorities of her presidency
    Her Excellency Ms. María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés, the new President of the General Assembly at the first meeting commencing the 73rd session of the General Assembly on 18 September, committed herself and her good office to “making the United Nations relevant to all people”, and in this regard, she outlined ... read more
    Posted in: Disability21 September 2018

  • 2018 UNIDOP Celebrates Older Human Rights Champions
    On this 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), the United Nations International Day for Older Persons (UNIDOP) celebrates the importance of this Declaration, and reaffirms the commitment to promoting the full and equal enjoyment of all human rights and fundamental freedoms by older persons. Growing older ... read more
    Posted in: News19 September 2018

  • 2018 UNIDOP Celebrates Older Human Rights Champions
    On this 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), the United Nations International Day for Older Persons (UNIDOP) celebrates the importance of this Declaration, and reaffirms the commitment to promoting the full and equal enjoyment of all human rights and fundamental freedoms by older persons. Growing older ... read more
    Posted in: Ageing18 September 2018

  • International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, 17 October 2018
    The commemoration of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty will take place on 17 October 2018 at UN Headquarters in New York under the theme: “Coming together with those furthest behind to build an inclusive world of universal respect for human rights and dignity”. This year marks the 70th ... read more
    Posted in: News17 September 2018

  • Report of the 11th Session of the Conference of States Parties to the CRPD
    The eleventh session of the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities was held at United Nations Headquarters in New York from 12 to 14 June 2018. Six meetings were held at the eleventh session of the Conference. On 12 June, the 1st ... read more
    Posted in: Disability17 September 2018

  • Follow-up to the International Year of Older Persons: Second World Assembly on Ageing
    The report of the Secretary-General (GA 73rd session) on the “Follow-up to the International Year of Older Persons: Second World Assembly on Ageing”, focuses on the cross-cutting issues involved in the provision of long-term care for older persons, while also considering the needs of paid and unpaid care providers, many ... read more
    Posted in: Ageing17 September 2018

  • International Workshop on Cooperatives for Sustainable Development, Social Inclusion and SDGs
    Cooperatives have been contributing to sustainable development and social inclusion, and have accumulated tremendous experience in this regard. At the same time, economies are still trying to recover from the global financial crisis, which has compounded previous difficulties in achieving economic growth and development as well as increasing the difficulties ... read more
    Posted in: News5 September 2018

  • New research on inequality and its impacts
    Since 1952, the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) has prepared the Report on the World Social Situation—with varying periodicity—as the United Nations flagship publication on social development issues. In 2017, the General Assembly encouraged the Secretary-General to “include best practices in the reduction of inequalities within and ... read more
    Posted in: News5 September 2018

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