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UNICEF Publications

Please note, additional guidelines in video format are available at https://www.unicef.org/disabilities/index_71294.html 

 SOWC 2013 

The State of the World’s Children 2013: Children with Disabilities

[English] [French] [Video Summary]

Thematic Flyers: Education; Health; Child protection; HIV/AIDS; Nutrition; 
Data collection; Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH); Gender; ECDNutrition

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Children with Disabilities in Situations of Armed Conflict:
A Discussion Paper
PDF version
Easy to read version
ePub version

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UNICEF Guidance: Including Children with Disabilities in Humanitarian Action

Available on the website below in English, French, Arabic and accessible formats


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Assistive Technology for Children with Disabilities:
Creating Opportunities for Education, Inclusion and Participation
[Daisy - zip file] [HTML - zip file] [ePub] [Easy to read - PDF]

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Guidance note: Disability Inclusive WASH Practices – Including people with disabilities in UNICEF Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Programming
[PDF]; [e-Pub]; [HTML-zip file]; [Daisy-zip file]; [Arabic]; [French]; [Spanish]
The Guidance Note presents key considerations and actions to advance the work of disability inclusion and accessibility in the provision of WASH services. For each of the stages of the results-based management programme cycle, practical entry points are presented for including persons with disabilities in WASH programmes. Case studies from UNICEF WASH programmes are used to illustrate how these entry points have been implemented ion the ground.
Good practicies in accessible WASH report
Good Practices in the provision of Accessible and Inclusive WASH services - UNICEF Country Offices 
The report highlights key programmes and activities that show innovation and best practice in reaching and empowering children and adults with disabilities in relation to WASH.
UNICEF Accessible and Inclusive WASH Mapping - 2015  [PDF]; [e-Pub]; [HTML-zip file]; [Daisy-zip file] 
UNICEF Accessible and Inclusive WASH Matrix [PDF]; [e-Pub]; [HTML-zip file]; [Daisy-zip file];
WASH and Disability -Mapping Good Practices Brochure [PDF]; [e-Pub]; [HTML-zip file]; [Daisy-zip file];

 cover of investment case for accessible wash paper  The Case for Investment in Accessible and Inclusive WASH

Using current evidence and testimony from more than 60 WASH experts in 30 countries, this technical paper highlights evidence to argue that accessible and inclusive WASH is achievable at low cost, by using universal design, community-driven change, and existing knowledge, expertise and methods. The paper provides starting points to understand the impact of and case for accessible and inclusive WASH.

 [PDF]; [e-Pub]; [HTML-zip file]; [Daisy-zip file]; [Arabic]; [French]; [Spanish]

 wash factsheet Advocating for Investment in Accessible and Inclusive WASH

Factsheet summarizing the evidence for accessible and inclusive WASH based on the Case for Investment in Accessible and Inclusive WASH. A quick reference for WASH and Disability actors when advocating for investment in WASH that is accessible and inclusive of children and adults with disabilities. 

 [PDF]; [e-Pub]; [HTML-zip file]; [Daisy-zip file]; [Arabic]; [French]; [Spanish]

Inclusive Education Booklet cover < Inclusive Education Booklets and Webinars The series is intended to provide practical guidance to UNICEF staff and their partners on the issues of Inclusive Education with a focus on children with disabilities, by exploring specific concerns, policy and implementation issues specific to thematic areas.  
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 Two pager on Disability in SDGs
Issue Brief: the rights of children with disabilities 
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Advocacy Tools on Inclusive Education
[English - zip file] [French - zip file]  [Spanish - zip file]

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Take Us Seriously: Engaging Children with Disabilities in Decisions Affecting their Lives:
[PDF] [ Easy to Read PDF] [ebook] [HTML - zip file ] [Daisy - zip file]
Spanish [PDF] French [PDF]

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UNICEF Guidelines for Disability Situation Analyses - Guidance

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Factsheet on Children With Disabilities - 2013
Spanish [PDF] French [PDF] [Daisy - zip file] [HTML - zip file] [ePub]

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Using the human rights framework to promote the rights of children with Disabilities: Discussion Paper. An analysis of the synergies between CRC, CRPD and CEDAW – 2013
Available at: https://www.unicef.org/disabilities/files/Synergies_paper_V6_Web_REVISED.pdf
Spanish [PDF] French [PDF] [Daisy - zip file] [HTML - zip file] [ePub]

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Assistance to Victims of Land Mines and Explosive Remnants of War: Guidance on Child Focused Victim Assistance - Available at:http://www.mineaction.org/resources/guidance-child-focused-victim-assistance-unicef

Promoting the Rights of Children with Disabilities 

Innocenti Digest No. 13 Promoting the Rights of Children with Disabilities - 2007
The Innocenti Digest on Promoting the Rights of Children with Disabilities attempts to provide a global perspective on the situation of the some 200 million children with disabilities. The Digest is based on reports from countries across regions and from a wide range of sources.

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Monitoring Child Disability in Developing Countries- Results from the Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys - 2008 

Despite the global interest in child disability, relatively little is known about the situation of children with disabilities, particularly in developing countries. As a first step toward addressing this paucity of information, UNICEF recommended inclusion of a disability module, the Ten Questions screen for child disability, in its Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS).


Guidance for Establishing a National Partnership on Children with Disabilities (NPcwd)

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 HIV and AIDS and Disability -  Towards an AIDS-Free Generation: Promoting Community- Based Strategies for and with Children with Disabilities


The Right of Children with Disabilities to Education: A Rights-Based Approach to Inclusive Education

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Early Childhood development and DisabilityA discussion paper. UNICEF and WHO - 2012 

 It's About Ability

It’s About AbilityAn explanation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, UNICEF, 2008
This publication explains the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities to children. It's main purpose is to empower children, with and without disabilities, to play their part in challenging discrimination and promoting the Convention's principles.

Key Programme-related Disability Resources





Ali Finds A Way!

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The comic book tackles the important issues of addressing inequalities, “leaving no one behind” and the empowerment and inclusion of all people, including those with disabilities.
PDF version


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