IDDC acts as a vehicle for its member organisations to express their shared beliefs and principles and shape these into a strong voice in the disability and development field. IDDC's work is primarily led by the Task Groups where members collaborate to exchange views and ideas, and agree upon common strategies and positions. These Task Groups are thus fundamental to the implementation of the IDDC objectives

Areas of work

©Fernando Olivas/ IDA & IDDC: UK's Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for International Development Lynne Featherstone signing a commitment to the inclusion of disabled people in international development, with Mosharraf Hossain Country Director for ADD International in Bangladesh


Post-2015 Without explicit references to disability, the current Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) failed to address the situation of 1 billion people living with a disability, of which many live...
IDDC cover of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and its Implementation: The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) is the first human rights treaty to include a...
Participants of the CRPD roundtable event in the EU Parliament

European Union

European Union IDDC and its members believe that working for EU development policies that are inclusive of persons with disabilities is a vital part of our advocacy work. How is IDDC involved?...
"We can end poverty 2015" poster


IDDC has played a critical role in supporting the inclusion of disability in the current MDGs and is now engaged in promoting its implementation.  The MDGs have the potential to make life better for...
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United Nations

The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) will not succeed unless disability is included in plans for eradicating poverty. Find out what the IDDC UN Task Group is doing to make all UN development...
Man in chair playing tennis


Access to a livelihood (including social protection, employment and microfinance) is a fundamental right for persons with disabilities, and IDDC believes that those involved in economic activities in...
People demonstrating against the lack of social and health services

HIV and Aids Rehabilitation

Why is IDDC involved in HIV & AIDS and Disability? People with disabilities are hardly being included in HIV and AIDS policies and programmes, because it is assumed that they are not at risk of...
CBR World Congress- Panelists

Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR)

IDDC members are supporting the implementation of the new CBR guidelines as a strategy for building an inclusive society. Read more about IDDC Task Group on CBR
Task group during a meeting in the EU Parliament

Conflict and Emergencies

Conflict and Emergencies Disasters and violent conflicts exacerbate both poverty and disability: people with disabilities are disproportionately affected by disasters and conflicts, and disasters...
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Inclusive Education

Why is IDDC involved in Inclusive Education? Education is a fundamental human right; a right that is denied to over 70 million children and nearly 800 million adults. Of the 70 million children out...