Accessibility

The Government of Switzerland, the host city Geneva and UNISDR are committed to making the 2019 Global Platform accessible to persons with disabilities.

The General Assembly through its resolutions 65/186, 64/131, and 64/154 urged the United Nations system to make a concerted effort to integrate disability into its work and encouraged the Inter Agency Support Group on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities to work to ensure that development programmes, including Sustainable Development Goals policies, processes and mechanisms, are inclusive of and accessible to persons with disabilities.

As a member of the Inter-Agency Support Group, UNISDR is actively coordinating to integrate disability into the implementation process of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.

In line with the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities principle on full and effective participation and inclusion in society, persons with disabilities should have the opportunity, on an equal basis with others, to be actively involved in all decision-making processes about policies and programmes, and at fora where international development is discussed.

 

International Sign Interpretation and Real Time Captioning

Given the mandate to support the Sendai Framework implementation and commitment to ensure a disability-inclusive approach to disaster risk reduction, Real Time Captioning and International Sign  interpreters will support the opening and closing ceremonies, High Level Dialogues and selected working sessions to meet this commitment by ensuring the meaningful and active participation of persons with disabilities in the 2019 Global Platform procedures and proceedings.

Please consult the detailed session information on the availability of international sign interpretation and availability of real time captioning.

 

Accessible documentation

Documentations in Word and in text DAISY3 format. DAISY (www.daisy.org) is an international standard for accessible digital talking books.

 

Logistics: Transport, Taxi Services, Hotel

See general information about accessibility in Geneva

Accessibility Map of the CICG (coming soon)

For any additional questions on accessibility please contact Stefanie Dannenmann-Di Palma, UNISDR Accessibility focal point, at dannenmann@un.org.