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The DIAUD Network

The Global Network on Disability Inclusive and Accessible Urban Development (DIAUD) Network is a unique multi-stakeholder network that works to ensure that the New Urban Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals incorporate the perspectives of persons with disabilities especially key themes included in the CRPD. The DIAUD network aims to build and enhance networking among persons with disabilities and disability rights advocates, older persons and other key stakeholders like youth, women, migrants and indigenous communities, plus policymakers and government officials; urban development professionals; academia; foundations; the private sector; and development cooperation partners.

This network was established in partnership with the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs / Division of Social Policy and Development / Secretariat for the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Over the past three years, the DIAUD Network has enabled concerted disability-inclusive efforts to shape the future of cities through its multi-stakeholder partners working on both universal design and urban development issues.