The Disability Data Initiative Launch
Toward an Inclusive and Sustainable World:
Making Data and Statistics Disability-Inclusive
On Friday June 18th, in conjunction with the 14th Conference of the States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs Programme on Disability and the Fordham Research Consortium on Disability co-organized the launch of the Disability Data Initiative (ddi).
A major barrier to realizing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for persons with disabilities is a scarcity of disaggregated data on disability. This prevents the development of appropriate and effective disability-inclusive policy. The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionally affected persons with disabilities. It has also blocked the flow of disability data at the moment when it has been needed most.
The Disability Data Initiative (ddi) is one of the first initiatives period to review and analyze internationally comparable data on disability and inequalities.
This event was co-sponsored by the Philippines Permanent Mission to the United Nations and the World Bank.
Transcripts are available below.
Ms. Akiko Ito, Programme on Disability, DISD/DESA
Prof. Sophie Mitra, Fordham University
Several speakers provided responses
- Emerito Rojas (View talk transcript), National Council for Disability Affairs, the Philippines
- Jose Viera (View talk transcript), Permanent Representative of the Stakeholder Group of Persons with Disabilities and CEO of World Blind Union
- Margaret Mbogoni (View talk transcript), United Nations, Statistics Division, Department of Social and Economic Affairs
- Charlotte Vuyiswa McClain-Nhlapo, The World Bank
- Michael Stein (View talk transcript), Harvard Law School Project on Disability
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