DPI e-update - 6 October 2011

October 6, 2011


E-news for Week ending 7 October 2011

Welcome to Disabled Peoples International's (DPI's) E-news. Please continue to send your activities, conference information, and publications news to Dr. Cassandra Phillips at info@dpi.org .


CRPD Update

The Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities' Concluding Observations regarding Spain (adopted September 2011) is now available on line. To read in English, Spanish and French, follow links at     http://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/CRPD/Pages/Session6.aspx


As a follow up to the last E-news, there may have been some problems linking to the United Nations (UN) Secretary General's 2011 Report on the Status of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Please try this one:   http://www.ifglobal.org/en/110913-the-un-secretary-general-s-2011-report.html


News from Disabled Peoples International Asia Pacific (DPIAP)

 DPIAP is please to share with readers the outcome documents of the Association of Southeast Asian Nation's (ASEAN) Disability Forum. Disability Perspectives were mainstreamed in various aspect of ASEAN's action plan. Documents are available in English by following links at http://www.dpiap.org/


United Nations (UN) focuses on Timor Leste

Despite progress in advancing the rights of persons with disabilities, Timor-Leste needs to take urgent action to prevent discrimination and provide equal opportunities, especially in access to voting and education and fighting gender-based violence, according to the UN.

Women, children and persons with mental disabilities are the most vulnerable to discrimination on the basis of disability, according to a report issued by the UN Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste (UNMIT), the first public study by a peacekeeping mission on the rights of persons with disabilities.


To read more, go to http://unmit.unmissions.org/Default.aspx?tabid=156&ctl=Details&mid=456&ItemID=15055

Article with photos at

http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=39618&Cr=Timor&Cr1 =


Inclusion of Children with Disabilities

Participants discussed ways to improve education, health care and social services for millions of children with disabilities during a conference co-organized by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) in Azerbaijan.


The conference was part of a wider campaign to reduce the stigmatization of children with disabilities, which is still prevalent in parts of Central and Eastern Europe and the countries that form the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).To read more, go to http://www.unicef.org/media/media_59854.html


Conference in Thailand

A conference on disability-inclusive Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and aid effectiveness will be held 12-14 March 2012 in Bangkok, Thailand. For more information, go to http://www.lcint.org/?lid=5732


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