Tag Archives: Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Unicef USA’s Children With Disabilities Webinar

On Thursday, August 1, Unicef USA conducted a webinar with Cara E. Yar Khan, UNICEF Haiti Disability Focal Point and Mark Engman is currently the Director of Public Policy and Advocacy for the U.S. Fund for UNICEF.


The issue of disability is not new to UNICEF, however the agency has moved from just focusing on the protection of children with disabilities (CWD) to promoting their rights the same as other children

According to the WHO, disability is neither purely biological nor social rather the interaction between health condition, environmental and personal factors

New Report: The State of the World’s Children 2013: Children with Disabilities


  1. UNICEF: See the child before the disability
  2. The Plight of the World’s Disabled Children

    We live in a world where we do not know definitively how many of the world’s children are disabled. Why? In many countries children who a…

What Issues Matter to You Most? Tell the United Nations

My WorldThe United Nations, specifically the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and United Nations Millennium Campaign, and some of its key partners, the Oversees Development Institute (ODI) and World Wide Web Foundation, have come together to create MY World, a global survey to gauge the personal interests and issues that matter most to people around the world from New York to Paris; from Sioux Falls to Rio. This new survey housed on myworld2015.org asks global citizens to choose 6 of the top 16 issue areas that mean the most to them and that will impact their lives post 2015.

Why is this survey critical?

The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are slated to expire in 2015 and the global development community is gathering data and information to help set the course and  agenda for post 2015 global development. In fact, UK Prime Minister David Cameron, Liberian president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, and Indonesia’s President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono will meet first in Monrovia, Liberia at the end of this month where the data findings will be presented. The survey results will become a part of the panel’s final report which will be delivered to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon in May 2013.

Take the quick survey here.

The sixteen issues are:

  1. Better job opportunities
  2. Support for people who can´t work
  3. A good education
  4. Better healthcare
  5. Affordable and nutritious food
  6. Phone and internet access
  7. Better transport and roads
  8. Access to clean water and sanitation
  9. Reliable energy at home
  10. Action taken on climate change
  11. Protecting forests, rivers and oceans
  12. Equality between men and women
  13. Protection against crime and violence
  14. Political freedoms
  15. An honest and responsive government
  16. Freedom from discrimination and persecution

UN Photo/UNHCR/Glenna Gordon