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Disabled Peoples' International

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Disabled Peoples' International

Disabled Peoples' International (DPI) is an human rights of disabled people through full participation, equalization of opportunity and development. DPI assists organizations in over 120 nations with the day to day issues of helping disabled people. The goals of DPI are to

  • Promote the human rights of disabled people[1]
  • Promote economic and social integration of disabled people
  • Develop and support organizations of disabled people

DPI holds special consultative status with the United Nations and collaborates with many international organizations and governments of the world.


  1. ^ (Extracts from 'Proceedings of the First World Congress' Disabled Peoples' International,) (Singapore, 30 November-4 December 1981)

Further reading

  • Driedger, Diane (1989). Last Civil Rights Movement : Disabled Peoples’ International. New York: St. Martin's. 

External links

  • DPI Home page
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