DPI's newsletter October 2010

October 27, 2010


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.


DPI is pleased to inform you of the launch of its new website. This can be read at http://newsletters.dpi.org/inc/rdr.asp?3676___1010260519___http://www.dpi.org/

Of significance are some updates to position and policy papers, and DPI's Annual Report 2009-2010. Links are as follows:

Annual Report in English-follow links to French and Spanish


DPI Position paper on Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in English-follow links to French and Spanish


DPI Position Paper on Disability and Poverty Eradication in line with MDGs in English-follow links to French and Spanish



Launch of the 2010 UN Human Development Report (HDR)

The Human Development Report, titled, " The Real Wealth of Nations: Pathways to Human Development" will be launched 4 November 2010 at the United Nations   by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, UNDP Administrator Helen Clark, and Nobel laureate Amartya Sen.

The 2010 HDR's lead author, Jeni Klugman, will present its main findings, including a review of global development data and trends of recent decades, as well as the introduction of new human development indices. Among those new indices is the Multidimensional Poverty Index. Report will be available 4 November 2010. More news about event available at http://newsletters.dpi.org/inc/rdr.asp?3676___1010260519___http://hdr.undp.org/en/reports/global/hdr2010/

As part of the launch, available for free download is an on line course on human development. It is available at



New Report on Millennium Development Goals

Just published by the European survey group is a report titled: Europeans, Development Aid and the Millennium Development Goals. Sadly, content does not intersect with disability or gender issues. There are, however, some valuable points on poverty reduction, international partnerships and development aid.  

In French, go to http://newsletters.dpi.org/inc/rdr.asp?3676___1010260519___http://ec.europa.eu/public_opinion/archives/ebs/ebs_352_fr.pdf

In English, go to http://newsletters.dpi.org/inc/rdr.asp?3676___1010260519___http://ec.europa.eu/public_opinion/archives/ebs/ebs_352_en.pdf

New Report on Mental Health

The European Commission has just published a report on Mental Health. It can be downloaded at http://newsletters.dpi.org/inc/rdr.asp?3676___1010260519___http://ec.europa.eu/public_opinion/archives/ebs/ebs_345_en.pdf

Book on Disability and Development

World Vision UK is pleased to announce the publication of Travelling Together - how to include disabled people on the main road of development by Sue Coe and Lorraine Wapling.   It is a culmination of work across a range of countries, providing ways to effectively include children and adults with disabilities in development work. To download free, go to http://newsletters.dpi.org/inc/rdr.asp?3676___1010260519___http://www.worldvision.org.uk/server.php?show=nav.3558

Conference on Polio

The European Polio Union is arranging a polio conference in Copenhagen, Denmark 31 August to 2 September 2011. For information, please go to http://newsletters.dpi.org/inc/rdr.asp?3676___1010260519___http://www.polioconference.com/

Report on Disability and Technology

This UNESCO Report summarizes the recommendations of a group of experts on how UNESCO could assist its Member States in facilitating social inclusion of persons with disabilities through information and communication technologies (ICT). Report can be read by following links at



UNICEF Job Opening

UNICEF is looking for a Director for its Evaluation Office, based in New York Headquarters, United States of America.

He or she will provide intellectual and organizational leadership and strategic guidance to UNICEF's evaluation function, and promote the use of evaluation findings, lessons and recommendations. Deadline is 5 November 2010. For more information, go to