COVID-19 Disability Resources
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United Nations – Preventing discrimination against people with disabilities in COVID-19 response Interview to Lindsay Lee, a WHO Technical Officer who works on issues related to people with disabilities.
United Nations – Mental Health of Persons with Disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic – Joint Statement
United Nations – COVID-19 response website
United Nations – A UN Framework for the immediate socio-economic response to COVID-19, report sets out the UN urgent socio-economic support to countries and societies in the face of COVID-19.
United Nations – Launch of Humanitarian Appeal to keep COVID-19 from circling back around the globe.
UN Secretary-General – COVID-19 and disability page with reports, statements, opinion and communications to the Press and Staff.
Recover Better: Economic and Social Challenges and Opportunities – UN DESA has issued this new volume of essays from the UN High-level Advisory Board on Economic and Social Affairs offers new guidance for rebuilding societies in a fairer, more inclusive way. The compilation, “Recover Better: Economic and Social Challenges and Opportunities” provides outside-the-box thinking and new solutions to some of this era’s most pressing tests. The authors advance ideas on issues that include improving international tax cooperation, more equitable access to digital technological advances, and sustainable natural resource management that complement the broader recommendations of the Secretary-General regarding shared responsibility and global solidarity in responding to the socioeconomic impact of COVID-19.
Responding to COVID-19 and Recovering Better – These policy briefs from UN DESA represent a series that ran from 1 April through June 2020 and aimed to complement and support the UN Secretary-General’s initiatives in response to COVID-19 and provide the detailed analysis and solid evidence needed for effective decision-making at global, regional and national levels. The briefs advised on a number of critical social and economic issues, including designing inclusive stimulus packages, preventing a global debt crisis, supporting countries in special situations, protecting the most vulnerable groups of people, strengthening the role of science, technology and institutions for effective response, and working together to build back better and achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
World Health Organisation (WHO) – Disability considerations during the COVID-19 outbreak
WHO – Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Pandemic information about advice for the public, country and technical guidance, timeline of WHO’s response, among other topics.
WHO issues advice on the use of masks for children in the community in the context of COVID-19.
WHO and UNICEF signed a new collaborative framework which will accelerate joint public health efforts that put the most marginalized and vulnerable populations first.
COVID-19 disrupting mental health services in most countries, WHO survey.
UNICEF – COVID-19 response: Considerations for Children and Adults with Disabilities
UNICEF – Risk Communication & Community Engagement for COVID-19 – Engaging with Children and Adults with Disabilities
International Labor Organisation – COVID-19 and the World of Work articles and news on COVID-19 and labor.
ILO – COVID-19 information (Spanish) five key points for supporting persons with disabilities against COVID-19.
Relief Web – How to include marginalized and vulnerable people in risk communication and community engagement – COVID-19
Save the Children – 10 Things You Should Know about COVID-19 and Persons with Disabilities more information in the link.
IPC – Information for Para athletes and IPC members on COVID-19 with the COVID-19 pandemic and how it relates to the Paralympic Games and Para sport.
International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) Guidance on Accessible Air Travel in Response to COVID-19, which lays out the basic principles for airlines to follow on special assistance requests.
Last modified: November 6, 2020