“The most rewarding part of my work is that I am contributing to supporting the disability community. As someone with a learning disability, I understand first-hand the struggles it takes to making sure you have the accommodations and accessibility you need.”
The AU Institute on Disability and Public Policy (IDPP) is co-sponsoring the Side Event "Data, Disability and Development: Innovative Approaches to Monitoring and Evaluating CRPD Implementation and Disability-Inclusive Development using Big Data Analytics and Text Mining" at the 11th Conference of States Parties (COSP-11) to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) at United Nations headquarters in New York on June 13, 2018 from 1:15pm-2:30pm in Room S-2729 in the UN Secretariat Building.
IDPP is excited to announce that our latest book project entitled Making Disability Rights Real in Southeast Asia: Implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in ASEAN was published on 24 March 2017. A lecture and book launch hosted by the Institute for Human Rights at the University of Alabama-Birmingham will take place on Thursday, 30 March at Heritage Hall 104 at 6:00pm US Eastern Time with a virtual participation option.
IDPP has multifaceted active participation at this year’s 9th Conference of States Parties to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (COSP-9) from 14-16 June at United Nations headquarters in New York – the world’s largest gathering of the global disability community. It is organizing two side events - on disability, digital societies and big data; and accessible global governance - as well as organizing official conference rapporteurs and welcoming the delegation of the USA-Indonesia Deaf Youth Leadership Cultural Exchange Program.
On 9 June 2016, IDPP welcomes the delegation of the USA-Indonesia Deaf Youth Leadership Program to American University. This Cultural Exchange and Human Rights Program is a partnership of the US Embassy in Indonesia and Dr. Mason Global. It brings together 20 deaf and hard-of-hearing young leaders from the US and Indonesia with a focus on the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). This bilateral exchange consists of 14 days in Indonesia and 14 days in the US, where IDPP is also facilitating their visit to the UN 9th Conference of States Parties to the CRPD (COSP-9).