01 February 2023

UNICEF Disability Inclusion Policy and Strategy (DIPAS) 2022-2030

The DIPAS was developed through intensive internal and external consultations, including UN Agencies, governments, Organizations of Persons with Disabilities, and youth with disabilities and it is guided by the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and the United Nations…, Filename: to be fixed_Checked_3 (1).pdf Report created by: Organization: [Enter personal and organization information through the Preferences > Identity dialog.], Summary, The checker found no problems in this document. Needs manual check: 2 Passed manually: 0 Failed manually: 0 Skipped: 2 Passed: 28 Failed: 0, Detailed Report, Document, Rule Name Status Description Accessibility permission flag Passed Accessibility permission flag must be set Image-only PDF Passed Document is not image-only PDF Tagged PDF Passed Document is tagged PDF Logical Reading Order Needs manual check Document structure provides a logical reading order Primary language Passed Text language is specified…, Page Content, Rule Name Status Description Tagged content Passed All page content is tagged Tagged annotations Passed All annotations are tagged Tab order Passed Tab order is consistent with structure order Character encoding Passed Reliable character encoding is provided Tagged multimedia Passed All multimedia objects are tagged Screen flicker Passed Page will…, Forms, Rule Name Status Description Tagged form fields Passed All form fields are tagged Field descriptions Passed All form fields have description, Alternate Text, Rule Name Status Description Figures alternate text Passed Figures require alternate text Nested alternate text Passed Alternate text that will never be read Associated with content Passed Alternate text must be associated with some content Hides annotation Passed Alternate text should not hide annotation Other elements alternate text Passed Other…, Tables, Rule Name Status Description Rows Passed TR must be a child of Table, THead, TBody, or TFoot TH and TD Passed TH and TD must be children of TR Headers Passed Tables should have headers Regularity Passed Tables must contain the same number of columns in each row and rows in each column Summary Skipped Tables must have a summary, Lists, Rule Name Status Description List items Passed LI must be a child of L Lbl and LBody Passed Lbl and LBody must be children of LI, Headings, Rule Name Status Description Appropriate nesting Passed Appropriate nesting Back to Top RSUMPolitique et stratgie dinclusion du handicap20222030 Un monde adapt cha que e nfan t Linclusion du handicap commence avec vous, avec moi, avec chacun et chacune dentre nous La reproduction de toute partie de cette publication requiert une autorisation. Pour…
06 June 2022

Global Annual Results Report 2021: Humanitarian action

Around 235 million people globally required humanitarian assistance in 2021. For children, this alarming reality meant being malnourished, missing school, lacking clean water to drink or adequate facilities for hygiene and living at risk of violence. The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic caused some of these harms and exacerbated…, UNICEF responded in 153 countries to 483 new or ongoing humanitarian crises. Altogether, UNICEF responded to 104 natural disasters, 84 socio-political crises, 226 health emergencies (including the COVID-19 pandemic response), 27 nutrition crises and 42 other critical situations., two-young-children-looking-AR-technology Key results from humanitarian responses, Ethiopia: More than 521,800 children under 5 years with severe acute malnutrition were admitted to treatment Yemen: More than 5.8 million conflict-affected people accessed explosive weapons-related and mine-risk risk education and survivor assistance interventions Central Sahel: 554 children were released from armed forces and groups and…, With thanks, This report highlights the achievements made possible by the generous contributions received from various partners. UNICEF would like to express its sincere appreciation for these contributions. In addition, UNICEF is grateful to all resource partners that contributed to global humanitarian thematic funding in 2021 and for their commitment to…, Read more and support our work, June 2022, Global Annual Results Report 2021 Humanitarian action Cover image: UNICEF/UN0551315/Hayyan Two girls celebrate World Childrens Day in November 2021 at Al Shaab School in Aden Governorate, Yemen. Expression of thanks: UNICEF/UN0588735/Coutinho A young girl enjoys a back-to-school moment in Lagoa dos Gatos, Pernambuco, Brazil. In August 2021, UNICEF…
06 May 2022

Children with disabilities

Fifteen per cent of the world’s population – at least one billion people – have some form of disability, whether present at birth or acquired later in life. Nearly 240 million of them are children. The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities defines living with a disability as…, Discrimination against children with disabilities, Yet, children with disabilities are among the most marginalized people in every society. A range of barriers limits their ability to function in daily life, access social services (like education and health care) and engage in their communities. These include: Physical barriers – for example, buildings, transportation, toilets and playgrounds that…, For every child, every right, The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) was adopted in 2006 in response to the severe human rights violations experienced by people with disabilities worldwide. The CRPD obligates Governments to take concrete measures to promote their full and equal enjoyment of all…, Topics in disability rights, Stigma and discrimination, Stigma and discrimination are at the root of the exclusion children with disabilities face in every aspect of life. UNICEF works to transform attitudes, practices and social norms around disability to make families, communities, schools, health care, and social services inclusive and accessible, and to support the full participation of children…, Inclusive health and well-being, Children with disabilities often have limited access to health care, nutrition and support for their well-being. As a result, they experience poorer physical and mental health outcomes compared to their peers. UNICEF works to ensure that children with disabilities and their families can access disability-inclusive health services, support and…, Inclusive education, Children with disabilities face persistent barriers to education stemming from discrimination, stigma and the routine failure of decision-makers to address exclusion in school. As a result, they are among the most likely to be out of school, and are often placed in segregated schooling. Many miss out on opportunities to learn and develop skills…, Inclusive child protection, Children with disabilities face heightened risks of violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation compared to their peers. They’re also more likely to be institutionalized and experience barriers accessing justice. UNICEF works to make child protection systems inclusive and accessible, including in humanitarian crises, so that children with…, Inclusive WASH, Many children with disabilities have limited access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) facilities – creating barriers to other needs for which WASH is a necessary condition. UNICEF works to ensure that all children with disabilities realize their fundamental human right to accessible drinking water and sanitation, as required for their…, Inclusive social protection, Children with disabilities and their families are disproportionately likely to live in poverty, owing to the costs of having a disability, lack of access to education and other essential services, and inadequate social protection. UNICEF works to make social protection systems and social spending responsive to disability, so that children and…, Children with disabilities in emergencies, Children with disabilities are among the most marginalized in communities affected by humanitarian emergencies, compounding the barriers they face even in the best of times. UNICEF works to ensure that people with disabilities are represented in humanitarian decision-making, and that all crisis-affected children with disabilities have safe access…, Engaging children and adolescents, Children and adolescents with disabilities are the experts on their experiences and needs, and have the right to be heard in all matters that concern them. They are UNICEF’s foremost partners in our work to make societies inclusive and accessible. To ensure our programming supports their well-being, we consult children and adolescents with…, Assistive technology and inclusive products, Assistive technology includes products and services that maintain or improve an individual’s functioning, independence, participation and well-being. It encompasses specialized devices like wheelchairs, prostheses, hearing aids and eyeglasses. It also includes services like speech and occupational therapy, as well as assessments that match…, Data and evidence, A lack of data and research about children with disabilities has been both a cause and a consequence of their invisibility. Measures also vary widely across countries: Narrow medical definitions and assessments that use stigmatizing language yield lower estimates of disability prevalence, compared to broader measures that focus on functioning. But…, Research, No child should be left behind. Yet UNICEF research indicates that among 240 million children with disabilities globally, half have never attended school, and nearly a third do not eat enough of the right food. We remain committed to generating new evidence and, with our Global Research Agenda and Platform for Children with Disabilities, will…, Featured resources, What we do, UNICEF works to build a world where children with disabilities reach their full potential. Our work is guided by the social model and human rights–based approach to disability, recognizing disability as caused by unaccommodating social environments, institutions and attitudes. We promote accessibility as a precondition for children and adults with…, News and features