Co-founded by the Secretariat for the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and Data-Pop Alliance, the UN Working Group on Disability and Digital Societies will present a draft of a White Paper on Disability and Digital Societies at an official side event at the 9th Conference of States Parties to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 from 8:00am – 9:30am at UN Headquarters, Conference Room 11.
The recent white paper, entitled “How can digital information contribute to achieving the SDGs for persons with disabilities?,” addresses the following questions:
- What sorts of digital information exist about persons with disabilities and their environments?
- In what ways can this information be used to understand the situation, characteristics, needs, expectations and aspirations of persons with disabilities?
- In what ways can this information be used to better understand the barriers and obstacles experienced by persons with disabilities, as well as options and opportunities, for improvements and transformations necessary to implement the 2030 Agenda and achieve the SDGs for persons with disabilities?
- What are some key, priority areas of the SDGs in which evidence for policy making is lacking and what kind of digital innovations could be used to close those gaps?
More information about the side event can be found here.