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United Nations resources on disability available on-line

This page contains links to articles, technical manuals, publications and other disability-specific resources available at the Internet sites of the organizations and agencies of the United Nations system. Links to international norms and standards are available under parliamentary documents.   The organizations are listed alphabetically.

Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA)

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)

International Labor Organization (ILO)

International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF)

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

  • Disability-adjusted life expectancy years in India, Mexico, the Netherlands, and the world in “Human Health: Health and Population Projections. ”Global Environment Outlook (GEO): Global State of the Environment Report 1997  Text and Figures

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR)

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

“Handicap International awarded Nansen Medal.” UNHCR Press Releases. 1 Oct 1996.      

United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

Gender-based violence and disability- adjusted life year.  Effects on the Economics of Reproductive Health and Family Planning Service Delivery @ Interactive Population Center

World Indicator Project

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