Nordiska Samarbetsorganet för Handikappfrågor (NSH)

Nordic Cooperation on Disability
Pohjoismainen Vammaisasiain Yhteistyölin

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History

1 Jan 1980, with the title Nordic Committee on Disability -- Comité nordique pour les questions relatives aux handicapés -- Nordiska Nämnden för Handikappfrågor (NNH) -- Pohjoismainen Vammaisasiain Lautakunta, after operating for a trial period from 1976 to 1979. Current name adopted 1 Jan 1998. Previously also sometimes referred to by acronym NCD. A permanent Nordic institution and a coordinating and joint cooperative body under Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM). Ceased to exist when merged with Nordic Centre for Alcohol and Drug Research (NAD), Nordic Educational Programme for the Development of Social Services (NOPUS) and Nordic Staff Training Centre for Deafblind Services (NUD) into Nordic Welfare Centre (NVC), 1 Jan 2009.

Aims

Promote Nordic cooperation on disability issues and in utilizing all the competence in the field; promote exchange of information. By these means, contribute to the achievement of national aims for equality and full participation in society for persons with disabilities.

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Activities

Initiates Nordic coordination of efforts to improve access to society for persons with disabilities; administers financial contributions to Nordic cooperation among organizations of persons with disabilities; contributes to coordination of Nordic inputs to European and other international cooperation in the field. Instrumental in setting up Nordic Development Centre for Rehabilitation Technology (NUH).

Structure

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Languages

Danish, English, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish.

Staff

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Financing

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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 3 non-governmental organizations.
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Members

Members in 5 countries
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Subjects *

  • Health Care
    • Handicapped
  • Solidarity
    • Cooperation

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal

UIA Org ID

D6949

Last News Received

2006
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** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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