We are united for the rights of persons with disabilities on the world stage

The International Disability Alliance is an alliance of eight global and six regional organisations of persons with disabilities. We advocate at the UN for a more inclusive global environment for persons with disabilities and their organisations. The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) is our touchstone. We are invested in ensuring that the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals are inclusive and in line with CRPD. We support organisations of persons with disabilities worldwide to take part in UN and international human rights processes, and use international accountability mechanisms.

Coming up

  December 3, 2016

A Day for All - Ruth Warick

This year's International Day of Persons with Disabilities also falls...

“Disability should be celebrated as a part of human difference. Persons with disabilities are most disabled by the community – whether this be communication, physical, and/or attitudinal barriers. Change your perception abiliability & potential unlimited

Message from IDA Chair and President of the World Federation of the Deaf, Colin Allen, for the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, December 3rd, 2016: 

“Disability should be celebrated as a part of human difference. Persons with disabilities are most disabled by the community – whether this be communication, physical, and/or attitudinal barriers. Change your perception – persons with disabilities - ability and potential unlimited!”

Latest events

  November 14, 2016 to November 21, 2016

BRIDGE Ghana participants

The International Disability Alliance and International Disability and Development Consortium's BRIDGE workshop took...

  November 2, 2016 to November 5, 2016

Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction - Kiren Rijiju

The Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR)...

Call to Action to Promote Gender Parity

Join the International Disability Alliance, International Disability and Development Consortium and GQUAL in calling for action to promote gender parity within the CRPD Committee, all treaty bodies and international and regional organisations!

Joint NGO Oral Statement at the 33rd Session of the Human Rights Council