RI Global’s membership includes a broad range of organizations and agencies working in the field of disability rights and services. RI Global has approximately 1,000 member organizations in 100 countries, including governmental agencies and non-governmental organizations, public and private not-for-profit rehabilitation providers, disability advocacy organizations, consumer organizations, self-help groups and individuals. RI Global continually welcome new organizations who share this dynamic global network’s vision.

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RI Global’s members not only promote rights, but also implement rights through programs and initiatives at the regional, national and local levels. As a multi-disability organization, RI Global provides links to a broad range of practitioners in the disability field with whom to exchange information and strengthen the organizations’ work.  There are many reasons to join RI Global, including:

  • The ability to exchange good practices and develop partnerships is just one of the many reasons to join RI.
  • The ability to be a part of a democratic organization and contribute to the decision-making process regarding RI’s policies and strategic priorities.
  • The ability to benefit from RI’s consultative status with the United Nations, which provides opportunities to influence UN programs and policies.
  • The ability to contribute to and be involved in RI Global’s worldswide publications, including monthly newsletters, annual reports and website visibility.
  • The ability to enjoy membership services, through RI Global’s New York-based headquarters where it works with its members to fulfill projects, actions and international meetings.

Fact Sheet on Membership

RI Membership Application form