Promoting disability inclusion: Make the change happen

Promoting disability inclusion: Make the change happen

Promoting disability inclusion: Make the change happen

25 septembre–27 octobre 2023
Le cours est disponible en English

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: peace and security, human rights, and development.

‘I want the United Nations to lead by example and invite you to join me in moving decisively to achieve the goals of the United Nations Disability Inclusion Strategy’


United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres

Key features

Engage, explore, study and communicate virtually through your computer, tablet or smart phone, wherever you are.


Be guided to apply collaborative methods and contribute to collective knowledge creation.


Network with international experts and peers from around the world, share good practices, tap into their experiences.

Présentation du cours

During this UNDIS focal point capacity-building programme, participants will explore how to successfully promote disability inclusion through the UNDIS framework. The course includes live virtual sessions with international experts and self-guided online modules, covering strategies and tools for identifying and addressing obstacles to achieving disability inclusion in the work context.

Groupes cibles

This interactive course is designed for UN staff members who have been designated as UNDIS focal points, as well as colleagues directly working on UNDIS implementation in their organizations (entity and country-team level).

What topics does this course cover?

In this learning journey, you will be taken through five modules. Main topics include:

  • Key concepts, definitions and approaches to disability inclusion;
  • International standards and frameworks and how they can be used to promote disability inclusion efforts;
  • UNDIS:  history, purpose, structure and practical applications;
  • An overview of actions, tools and partnerships to successfully promote disability inclusion;
What will you be able to do?

In particular, this course will equip you with the tools to:

  • Recognise the main concepts and ways of conceptualizing the human rights-based approach to disability and disability inclusion;
  • Understand how the international human rights framework can help promote UNDIS;
  • Familiarize yourself with strategies and good practices;
  • Locate yourself in the roadmap for change and identify entry points towards application of UNDIS in your own context;
  • Conceive an individual and concrete action plan aimed at strengthening disability inclusion in your organization. 
Which elearning methodologies will you experiment?
  • Dedicated virtual training rooms within the E-Campus, the ITCILO learning management system;
  • Virtual training sessions led by international key experts;
  • Webinars, videos or live interviews;
  • Online interactive readings;
  • Virtual interactions and exercises;
  • Online brainstorming and knowledge sharing;
  • Online tutoring;
  • Online quizzes, Q&A, self-assessments and reflections.
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