Disability in International Organizations

The road is clear for the Deaflympics 2017

2017.07.20

The Deaflympics in Samsun, Turkey have begun. The event, now in its 23rd year will run from July 18 to 30, 2017. Participants include about 5 thousand athletes from 90 nations. These races are ...

The number of deaf children worldwide

2017.03.03

32 million children under 15 years of age worldwide live with disabling hearing loss. On a total number of 360 million people affected by this handicap: 5.3% of the global population. Furthermore, up to ...

Women and girls with disabilities need empowerment

2016.08.30

States too often fail to uphold their obligations with regard to women and girls with disabilities, the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) has said. “Policies for women have traditionally made ...

Treaty for the blind will come into force in September

2016.07.01

Great news for people with visual impairments and for the multilateral intellectual property system. Yesterday Canada became the key 20th nation to accede to the Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for ...

Five tips for the care of autistic children on holidays

2016.06.17

How to entice little autistic kids to maintain personal hygiene on vacation, away from the familiarity of home? The experts at Association Autism Speaks have prepared these 5 tips for families who are preparing ...

Today is world day for safety and health at work

2016.04.28

The levels of psychosocial risks in European workplaces are high. These are global issues affecting all countries, all professions and all workers. This is why the World Day for Safety and Health at Work ...