Mobility International (MI)

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History

1982, as an international nongovernmental organization, having existed as a national organization in UK since 1977. Registered in accordance Belgian law. Ceased to exist, Sep 2001.

Aims

Provide people with disabilities the opportunity to meet, understand and make friends with others from different countries; promote the independence of people with disabilities; enable disabled people to formulate their demands for equal citizenship, increase their sense of ability and minimize social exclusion; assist in setting up networks based on common interests and concerns.

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Activities

Works with people of all ages, but with particular focus on the youth. Programmes comprise conferences, training seminars, culture and activity weeks, youth exchange, language courses and political lobbying, and include: (a) Activity and leisure programmes to build confidence and encourage disabled people to participate in other programmes. (b) Programmes focused on assertiveness, leadership and independence, encouraging the disabled to take responsibility for their lives. (c) Programmes dealing with aims and topics for specific disability groups. (d) Programmes supporting emergent nongovernmental organizations. The movement 'Tourism for All' seeks to make the tourism sector accessible for people with a disability.

Structure

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Languages

Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish.

Staff

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Financing

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Consultative Status

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) (Operational Relations). Was on Participatory Status list of: Council of Europe (CE).

Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 3 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 11 non-governmental organizations.
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Publications

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Members

Members in 51 countries
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Type I Classification

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Type II Classification

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Subjects *

  • Society
    • Mobility
  • Societal Problems
    • Deprivation
  • Health Care
    • Handicapped
  • Education
    • Educational Level
  • Government
    • Citizenship

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions

UIA Org ID

C8203

Last News Received

2008
* Subject classification is derived from the organization names and aims.
** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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