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UN Expert Group Meeting on Disability data and statistics, monitoring and evaluation: the way forward, a disability inclusive development agenda towards 2015 and beyond

8-10 July 2014 - A group of leading experts from around the world, representatives of the United Nations agencies, disabled people organizations as well as public and private organizations gathered at UNESCO’s Headquarters in Paris to discuss existing data gaps and revise methods of data collection, synthesis and reporting, with a view to improve coverage of topics, timeliness and data comparability taking into consideration the specific situation of persons with disabilities. >> Read the article >> Read the report


  • Aide Memoire (DOC - PDF)
  • Programme (DOC - PDF)
  • List of participants (DOC - PDF)
  • Biography of Experts (DOC - PDF)
  • Strategic Action towards Inclusive Development: Disability, Human Rights and Statistics (DOC - PDF)
  • Sub-Thematic Session on Data Collection and New Technological Solutions: Opportunities and Constraints (DOC - PDF)

UNESCO celebrates International Day of Persons with Disabilities

3 December 2012, 3 p.m. – 5.30 p.m., Room IV, UNESCO Headquarters, Paris

ICCHP 2012: 13th International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs

Event under UNESCO patronage
11-13 July 2012, Johannes Kepler University of Linz, Linz, Austria

Consultative meeting on Accessible ICTs and Personalized Learning for Students with Disabilities

17-18 November 2011 at UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France

WSIS Forum 2011: Interactive session on Access to Information and Knowledge for Persons with Disabilities

16 May 2011; International Labour Organization (ILO), Geneva, Switzerland

WSIS Forum 2011: Interactive session on ICT and Persons with Disabilities

16 May 2011; International Labour Organization (ILO), Geneva, Switzerland

Music by Prudence: Oscar-winning documentary screened at UNESCO

3 December 2010; UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France

UNESCO Open Forum: towards open, transparent and inclusive governance of the Internet

16 September 2010; Vilnius, Lithuania

Fifth consultation on Action Line C3: ICTs and Persons with disabilities

11 May 2010; ITU, Geneva, Switzerland

Consultative meetings on ICTs and disabilities

 22-23 February 2010; UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France

Mainstreaming ICTs for Persons with Disabilities to access Information and Knowledge

22-23 February 2010; UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France

UNESCO-G3ict partnership agreement on ICT for persons with disabilities: Signing ceremony

2 February 2010; UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France

UNESCO at ITU Telecom World 2009

5-9 October 2009; Geneva, Switzerland

Historical and Heritage Buildings and Accessibility

29-30 June 2006; Budapest, Hungary

The objective of the Conference was – by means of BAS – to attract professionals, policy and decision makers and influence their future work of planning and implementation. They should donate greater importance to barrier-free built environment and services, i.e. the provisions of the Hungarian legislation concerning accessbility should be implemented. The Conference proved by displaying good examples that even if accessibility is created, the historical character of a building can be preserved.

WSIS: Workshop on ICT and Persons with Disabilities

16 November 2005; Tunis Tunisia

The workshop "ICT and Persons with Disabilities" provided a platform for discussing policies in regard to ICT and people with disabilities. Representatives of governments, researchers and leaders from civil society shared experiences and visions on how ICTs can improve the lives of persons with disabilities.

UNESCO expert meeting on ICTs in the Service of Persons with Disabilities

Over 10% of the world’s population suffers from a variety of disabilities. However, information and communication technologies (ICTs) have the potential for providing key improvements in the lives of these persons. ICTs offer individuals the ability to compensate for physical or functional limitations, to access knowledge by adapting digital media to the nature of their disabilities, and to enhance their social and economic integration in communities by enlarging the scope of activities available to them. By collaborating with other persons and institutions that share these concerns, it is UNESCO’s hope that these opportunities can be realized.

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