Networks

As the United Nations continue to solve the world’s most pressing global issues, communities are collaborating with one another to improve such complex issues. The DIAUD and DiDRR networks include representatives from local governments, advocacy groups, academics, and other civil society members.These networks utilize expert knowledge across disciplines such as architecture, urban planning, human rights, law, and policy to address the compounded array of obstacles persons with disabilities face when participating in their society. Other networks, such as MEDD, include members across sectors and disciplines such as information technology, researchers, regional level practitioners, and government officials who collaborate with one another to support the inclusion of persons with disabilities in their global governance processes.The confluence of these government officials, advocates, academia, and practitioners is an essential feature to inform effective and encompassing policy development and implementation to provide accessible global governance for persons with disabilities.