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Useful Websites

The websites below are a gold mine of information!
You will find useful information related to Disability issues.

  1. World Bank Group- The World Bank Group's mission is to fight against poverty and improve the living standards of people in the developing world. They provide many pages relating to Disability and Development. If you visit the links of Disability and Development in this sight, you will find most of the important organizations within the disability and development community.
    Related links of Disability with in the URL of World Bank
  2. United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) -The regional arm of the United Nations Secretariat for the Asian and Pacific region is located in the United Nations Building in Bangkok, Thailand. In this sight you will find the activities of UNESCAP to promote inclusive, barrier-free and rights-based society for persons with disabilities in the region.
  3. WorldEnable - WorldEnable is an Internet accessibility initiative in support of the international goals of equalizing opportunities for, by, and with persons with disabilities.
  4. Disability DK - The site serves as a library for people working with disabilities and developing countries. That is local NGOs in developing countries, international NGOs - both those who have disabilities as their prime scope and those who have a more general aim - governments and all other who needs information in this area.
  5. Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
    Contents: Outline and role of JICA, Japan's Official Development Assistance, activities in regions and countries, global issues, evaluation, and publications of JICA Network, annual reports, genetic resources, project resources, and study reports. Also included are JICA contacts - offices in Japan and overseas; JICA sites around the world offer you information specific to the respective countries.
  6. Disability World- Disability World is a new bimonthly web-zine of international disability news and views from the International Disability Exchange and Studies (IDEAS) Project 2000-2004. Contents: Independent Living, Access and Technology, Employment, Governance and Legislation, Arts and Media, Women, Children and Youth, News and Views, Conferences and Events, Resources and Book Reviews, and links. Also available in Spanish.

Other useful sites of various organizations throughout the world.

  1. Disabled Peoples' International (DPI): http://www.dpi.org/
  2. Inclusion International: http://www.inclusion-international.org/
  3. International Labour Organization (ILO): http://www.ilo.org/
  4. International Organization for Standardization (ISO) COPOLCO: http://www.iso.ch/iso/en/aboutiso/isostructure/COPOLCO.html
  5. International Paralympic Committee: http://www.paralympic.org/release/Main_Sections_Menu/
  6. Japan International Corporation of Welfare Services (JICWELS): http://www.jicwels.or.jp
  7. National Institute of Special Education (Japan): http://www.nise.go.jp/en/index_e.html
  8. National Rehabilitation Center for the Persons with Disabilities (Japan): http://www.rehab.go.jp/English/index.html
  9. Rehabilitation International (RI): http://www.rehab-international.org
  10. United Nations: http://www.un.org
  11. United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF): http://www.unicef.org/
  12. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP): http://www.undp.org/
  13. Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights: http://www.ohchr.org/english/
  14. United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO): http://www.unesco.org/
  15. UN Enable: http://www.un.org/esa/socdev/enable/index.htm
  16. World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH): http://www.wfmh.com
  17. World Federation of the Deaf (WFD): http://www.wfdnews.org/home.htm
  18. World Health Organization (WHO): http://www.who.org/
  19. The World Blind Union (WBU):http://umc.once.es/
  20. The World Federation of the Deafblind (Wfdb): http://www.wfdb.org/
  21. World Network of Users and Survivors of Psychiatry (WNUSP):http://www.wnusp.org/

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