The International Disability Alliance

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

IDA is an alliance of networks. We represent our members to empower organisations of persons with disablities at the United Nations. The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is our touchstone. We work with organisations of persons with disabilities to use international human rights and development processes to create change in their own countries, and we advocate at the UN for a more inclusive global environment for persons with disabilities and their organisations.

Read more about the Alliance and what we do.

16th Session of the CRPD Committee, August 2016
Photo: IDA

The International Disability Alliance stands in solidarity with the men and women killed, wounded and traumatized in the appalling attack in Sagamihara.

COSP9 Session

IDA was strongly engaged and active throughout the Ninth Conference of States Parties to the CRPD last week....

Happening now

  August 15, 2016 to September 2, 2016

Durante su 16ª sesión, el   Comité    sobre los derechos de las personas con discapacidad de las Naciones Unidas    revisarán   Uruguay, Etiopía,...


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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!

Who we are

IDA currently comprises eight global and five regional organizations of persons with disabilities (DPOs). IDA also...