October 25, 2016

Ambrose and the SDGs

IDA and the International Disability and Development Consortium, with support of...

In collaboration with United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), IDA is undertaking a project to contribute to the promotion and inclusion of the rights of youth with disabilities in international human rights and development frameworks, in order to ensure that youth with disabilities are meaningfully involved in and are in a position to benefit from programmes and policies related to the implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. 

Main goals

1. Issues relating to the rights of youth with disabilities—in particular sexual and reproductive health and prevention of sexual and gender-based violence—receive exposure within relevant international human rights and development normative frameworks as well as within wider youth movements

2. Youth with disabilities share information and engage with the wider disability movement

The project provides support for youth with disabilities from all regions and disability constituencies to engage in UN processes, and requires commitment before, during and after events. In some cases, certain prerequisites (region, age, gender, experience) may be stated.

2016 Participants

Youth Delegation Mission to the 71st Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York

Fernanda Santana

Fernanda Santana - youth delegate

Fernanda Santana is a young brazilian autistic woman, member of Abraça (the Brazilian Association of the Rights of Autistic People) and RIADIS (Latin American Network of non Governmental Organizations of Persons with Disabilities and their Families)

Youth Delegation Mission to the United Nations Forum on Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law 2016 in Geneva

Ovidiu Tuduruta

Ovidiu TudurutaOvidiu is member of the youth movement of the European Disability Forum. He is from Romania and is 27 years old. Ovidiu is blind and has a background in youth representation, law studies, project management, legal harmonisation, education, employment and the CRPD.

Luisa Mana

Luisa Tinai

Luisa is a member of the youth movement with the Pacific Disability Forum, she is from Fiji and is 29 years old. Luisa has a background in advocacy on the CRPD, youth rights and women’s rights, and is a person with a physical impairment.

IDA Youth Representatives - UN Democracy Forum 2016