UN System

United Nations

Policy Brief: A Disability-Inclusive Response to COVID-19 (pdf)

Preventing discrimination against people with disabilities in COVID-19 response

Mental Health of Persons with Disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic – Joint Statement  (pdf)

Launch of Humanitarian Appeal

Platform on COVID19

A UN Framework for the immediate socio-economic response to Covid19 (pdf)


Disability considerations during the COVID-19 outbreak

WHO – Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Pandemic

WHO: Disability considerations during coronavirus pandemic

WHO issues mask wearing guidelines for Children

International Labor Organisation

COVID-19 and the World of Work

ILO – Covid information (Spanish)

Five key issues regarding persons with disabilities in the COVID19 response

Disability Inclusive Social Protection Response to the COVID19 Crisis


COVID-19 response: Considerations for Children and Adults with Disabilities

Risk Communication & Community Engagement for COVID-19 – Engaging with Children and Adults with Disabilities

COVID19 Portal

COVID-19 minimum care package for children with disabilities

Children with disabilities and COVID-19

Human Rights Offices

Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights
Guidance on COVID-19 and persons with disabilities

“Everyone has the right to life-saving interventions”

CRPD Committee & Special Envoy of the United Nations Secretary-General on Disability and Accessibility – Joint COVID-19 Statement (Word Document)

Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities – Opinion paper

Committee on the Rights of the Child: COVID 19 and children (paragraphs 6, 7 and 10 include references to children with disabilities)

Bachelet urges States to take extra steps to include people with disabilities


2020 GEM Report on Inclusion and Education


Reopening Tourism for Travellers with Disabilities – Guidelines


COVID-19, gender, and disability checklist: Preventing and addressing gender-based violence against women, girls, and gender non-conforming persons with disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic


Human Rights Watch – Human Rights Dimensions of COVID-19 Response

Relief Web – How to include marginalized and vulnerable people in risk communication and community engagement – COVID19

Save the Children10 Things You Should Know about COVID-19 and Persons with Disabilities

IPCInformation for Para athletes and IPC members on Covid-19

RI-ICTA -Basic Recommendations for considering Persons with Disabilities during the COVID19 Pandemic

Amnesty International – In response to COVID-19, authorities must ensure adequate access to healthcare

CBMProtecting Mental Health During the COVID-19 Outbreak

CNDH –  I read, learn and get informed. Guide for parents and carers of girls and boys with disabilities

Humanity & Inclusion – COVID-19 in humanitarian contexts: no excuses to leave persons with disabilities behind report

IASC – Covid-19 Response: Applying The IASC Guidelines on Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Humanitarian Action

Women Enabled – Meeting Basic Needs for Women and Girls with Disabilities during COVID-19 Policy Brief 2.

The International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) Guidance on Accessible Air Travel in Response to COVID-19

IATA – Air Travel Accessibility