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New Expert Commentary by Ola Abu Al Ghaib

Check out Ola Abu Al Ghaib’s new expert commentary on social protection’s role in guaranteeing autonomy and self-determination for persons with disabilities.   Photo credit: “The freedom of new mobility” by Delayed Gratification (CCBY 2.0 via...

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Featured Partner: UNRISD

The United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD), established in 1963, is an autonomous research institute within the UN system that undertakes multidisciplinary research and policy analysis on the social dimensions of contemporary development issues. Through our work, we aim to ensure that social equity, inclusion and justice...

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Side Event at the Human Rights Council

UNRISD and partners hold a Side Event on Social Protection Floors and Human Rights at the 28th session of the Human Rights Council (6 March 2015). This event served to enhance awareness of and adherence to social security as a human right as well as to improve understanding of the steps...

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April Highlights

Attention to Autism 2 April is World Autism Awareness Day. The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) recognizes the right of persons with disabilities to “independence of person and to individual autonomy” (Art 3) as well as the right to “legal capacity on an equal basis with...

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First advisory board meeting

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The first advisory board meeting was held on 23 January 2015 via teleconference. The advisory board is composed of twelve experts working in the human rights and social policy fields who will provide the platform with guidance and strategic...

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