Topic: United Nations Activities and Reports

‘There was no plan’: Deaf Australians left behind in the 2022 NSW flood response

One of the sub-themes for this year’s Conference of States Parties (COSP) is Participation of persons with disabilities in climate action, disaster risk reduction and resilience against natural disasters. First in our series of COSP-related stories is this powerful video by Sigrid, a Deaf community member from Lismore, who describes her experience of the recent floods…

Australian Disability Advocates To Join UN Conference On COVID Disability Inclusion

A delegation of Australian disability advocates is set to travel to the United Nations in New York next week to work with advocates from around the world on increasing efforts to include people with disability in the next phase of the global response to COVID–19. Disabled Peoples’ Organisations Australia (DPOA) is participating in the 15th…

Australia’s disability rights to-do list

Here are some of the key concerns about Australia’s implementation of the CRPD that were highlighted by the Committee on the Convention on the Rights of People with Disability, Geneva, September 2019: That Australia must make progress to remove its interpretative declaration on Articles, 12. 17 and 18 – this is essential to ensure justice…

2019 CRPD Delegation Round-up

Media releases Rights of people with disability routinely ignored: new report People with disability to take concerns to the United Nations People with disability tell United Nations about abuse, discrimination Civil Society Shadow Report Find out about the Shadow Report Working Group. Download the Shadow Report at the end of this media release. Read our…

Geneva vlog for 13 September

Transcript Frances: Damian, how’s it been? Damian Griffis: It’s been an amazing week. I’m signing off now actually, but I think we’ve come together as Disabled People’s Organisations and civil society organisations in a really positive way. I think some of the passion and strength of the advocacy of the delegates was something to behold,…

Highlights from Day 5 at the CRPD Review

Today was our last day here in Geneva. We observed the final dialogue between the Australian government and the Committee of the CRPD. The Committee made some very pointed comments about Australia’s implementation of the CRPD. The Committee stated that there has been very little progress made in the six years since the concluding observations…