Letter to UK Prime Minister from General Secretary Richard Rieser 09.06.20

Dear Boris Johnson, I write to you as the Secretary of the Commonwealth Disabled People’s Forum. We represent the 450 million plus disabled people across the Commonwealth and are very concerned about the loss of human rights demonstrated during the…

Kenya – Compilation of submissions on mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 virus was first detected in Wuhan, China and reported to the World Health Organization (WHO) on 31st December 2019.1 The virus rapidly spread to other parts of the world, culminating to the World Health Organisation (WHO) declaring the…

Joint Statement on the UN Secretary-General’s call for a Disability-inclusive response to COVID-19 – Towards a better future for all

18 May 2020, New York – A response to the Secretary-General’s Policy BriefA Statement by 138 Member States and Observers The COVID-19 pandemic represents a human crisis of unprecedented scale, seriously affecting health and disrupting the livelihood and overall wellbeing…