• 1993
    The Italian organization Associazione Italiana Amici di Raoul Follereau (AIFO) brings together in Rome 10 International NGOs active in the field of disability and leprosy in third world countries. This meeting marks the beginnings of IDDC as participants feel the need for increased mutual collaboration, information exchange and coordination between the international implementing NGOs.
  • 1994
    The International Disability Consortium (IDC) is established in Oslo with the aim of sharing information and expertise and to collaborate so that their work would be more effective and efficient. In addition to these original main activities, IDC members have seen the need to take on advocacy work towards government, international agencies and other donors and development agencies to promote the rights of persons with disabilities worldwide.
  • 1997
    IDC supports the establishment of the Enabling Education Network (EENET) IDC joins, as a member, the International Working Group on Disability and Development, a network consisting mainly of donors and UN agencies
  • 1998
    The International Disability Consortium (IDC) becomes the International Disability and Development Consortium (IDDC) to emphasise the focus of the network on development cooperation
  • 2000
    IDDC is a member of the World Health Organisation Rehabilitation Unit’s strategy support group
  • 2006
    The United Nations adopt the Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) to which IDDC contributed, in particular with input on inclusive development
  • 2007
    IDDC is legally established in Belgium as an international non-profit making association under Belgian law (aisbl/ivzw).
  • 2010
    IDDC develops guidelines on community-based rehabilitation (CBR) together with the World Health Organisation, the International Labour Organisation and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation.
  • 2015
    IDDC, together with the International Disability Alliance, successfully advocates for the inclusion of disability in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
  • 2016
    IDDC becomes an Advisor to the GLAD Network IDDC organises the first edition of the European Disability and Development Week (EDDW)
  • 2018
    IDDC adopts its new Strategic Framework 2018-2021
  • 2019
    IDDC receives an award from the International Disability Alliance for its contribution made to the advancement of the rights of persons with disabilities IDDC celebrates its 25th Anniversary
  • 2020
    IDDC becomes a full member of the Global Action on Disability (GLAD) Network
  • 2021
    The UN grants the ECOSOC Consultative Status to IDDC