Democracy & Governance
- Electoral Processes & Political Parties
- Public Administration, Governance & Participation
- Civil Society
- Public Information & Media Development
- Introduction: Economic Recovery Strategies
- Public Finance & Economic Governance
- Private Sector Development
- Natural Resources
- Community (Economic) Reintegration
- Employment & Empowerment
Justice & Rule of Law
- Judicial & Legal Reform/ (Re)construction
- Access to Justice
- Human Rights Promotion & Protection
- Transitional Justice
- Traditional & Informal Justice Systems
- Trauma, Mental Health & Psycho-social Well-being
- Memorialization, Historiography & History Ed
- Religion & Peacebuilding
- Empowerment of Under-represented Groups
- Empowerment: Women & Gender Issues
- Empowerment: Persons with Disabilities
- Empowerment: Children & Youth
Security & Public Order
- Security Sector Reform & Governance
- Small Arms & Light Weapons
- Mine Action
- Community Policing
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Empowerment: Persons with Disabilities: Actors & Activities
Within the United Nations system, the UN Commission for Social Development (as part of ECOSOC) and the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations Secretariat are involved in the policy and advocacy dimensions of the effort. The Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC), the primary mechanism for inter-agency coordination of humanitarian assistance and the cluster approach, and a unique forum involving the key UN and non-UN humanitarian partners, is active in the more operational dimensions of the exchanges. Cluster leads are responsible for mainstreaming issues into their mandated areas.
Among other specialized agencies, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and World Health Organization (WHO) are the most active on persons with disabilities... The World Bank (and its social funds) is also increasingly involved in the domain.
At the international level, the Women's Commission for Refugee Women and Children, an independent affiliate of the International Rescue Committee, has been very active in the production of research, studies, advocacy and policy programs.
Among the most engaged actors, at the international level, on the cause of persons with disabilities are:
The United Nations is also involved in this arena, for instance the United Nations Secretariat for the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: UNEnable. Also, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has recently published a reference list for all the specialized international agencies working on or with people with disabilities, as well as local NGOs: NGOs & UN Agencies Assisting Persons with Disabilities.
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Their initiatives include: