IDA's guiding principles are:

  1. To respect the sovereignty of all member organizations and recognize their expertise on issues affecting their own constituency;
  2. To promote the capacity of its member organizations in the interest of their disability constituencies;
  3. To follow democratic governance ensuring transparency, accountability and full consultation with its member organizations;
  4. To promote solidarity among and equal treatment of all disability constituencies in all regions of the world;
  5. To fully respect in all of its work non-discrimination on any grounds including disability, race, gender, religion, age, language, ethnic origin, and sexual orientation; and,
  6. To ensure the leadership of persons with disabilities through their representative organizations in all decisions affecting their lives;

Our Vision

A society which values diversity, respects equality and realizes the full potential of persons with disabilities in order to build a better world for all.

Our Mission

To advance the human rights of persons with disabilities as a united voice of organizations of persons with disabilities utilizing the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and other human rights instruments.