Promoting disability inclusion: Empowering UNDIS Focal Points

Promoting disability inclusion: Empowering UNDIS Focal Points

Promoting disability inclusion: Empowering UNDIS Focal Points

25 April–3 June 2022
The course is available in English
Introduction to the course

Mainstreaming, in combination with targeted measures, is the key strategy for achieving the inclusion and empowerment of persons with disabilities and their human rights. Ensuring equal opportunities and treatment in a world of work recovering from the pandemic is essential to deliver on the promise of leaving no one behind. The United Nations Disability Inclusion Strategy (UNDIS) provides the foundation for sustainable and transformative progress on disability inclusion through all pillars of the work of the United Nations. United Nations inter-agency networks and the internal networks of the various entities, such as UNDIS focal points, including Country Team Focal Points, will proactively support the implementation of the policy and the main elements of the Strategy and play a catalytic and coordinating role in meeting and exceeding the requirements for UNDIS indicators. The course will guide UN staff in exploring strategies and tools for identifying and addressing obstacles to disability inclusion and the empowerment of persons with disabilities in their context.

Who attends this course?

This interactive course is designed for UN Staff who have been designated as UNDIS Focal Points or hold similar functions in their organizations, headquarters and/or decentralized offices.

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