The "UN Disability Inclusion Strategy - Putting Words into Action" is a unique self-paced learning module developed by the Disability Team of the Executive Office of the Secretary General in close cooperation with the UN System Staff College. The objective of this module is to help you develop a disability-inclusive mindset and take action to promote disability inclusion in your day-to-day work.

Introduction

The UN Disability Inclusion Strategy (UNDIS), adopted by the Secretary General in 2019, provides the foundation for sustainable and transformative progress on disability inclusion through all pillars of the work we do in the UN.

It enables the UN system to support the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and other international human rights instruments, as well as the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, the Agenda for Humanity and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.

Objectives

Apart from providing you with an introduction to the United Nations Disability Inclusion Strategy (UNDIS), this module also covers key concepts and approaches related to disability inclusion. By deepening your understanding of these key concepts and approaches, you will be able to identify and take specific actions for the implementation of the UN Disability Inclusion Strategy in your area of expertise.

Course methodology

This self-paced course combines dynamic learning methods with a scenario-based quiz to allow you to experience how disability inclusion might look like in practice.

The course is hosted on UNSSC's Blue Line learning platform, which allows participants a high degree of flexibility to access content at their own pace, from anywhere and at any time. The module has been designed with accessibility in mind. UNSSC welcomes any feedback that aims at improving the accessibility of this course.

By registering for this free module, you will also get free access to other free tools and modules on the Blue Line platform.

Course contents

This module consists of three elements: 

  1. An introduction and resources page, which includes the learning objectives as well as all material related to the UN Disability Strategy (UNDIS). 
  2. A 50-minute long online interactive module. 
  3. A 30-minute UNDIS implementation quiz, where you will go through four different scenarios on the implementation of UNDIS.
Target audience

UN personnel at all levels.

Cost of participation

Free for UN personnel.

 

 

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