NEWS: Afghan Disabled Union Now Named Development & Ability Organization (DAO)

Posted on 17 April 2008. Filed under: Announcements, News, South Asian Region | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

The following notice is being circulated by the newly-renamed Development & Ability Organization (DAO), formerly named the Afghan Disabled Union

Dear All:

Hope that you will be in good health.

The Afghan Disabled Union ADU has been renamed to Development & Ability Organization (DAO). This was done to ensure that we are no longer using negative words for persons with disabilities such as “Disabled”, which in English language can also mean “unable” and Mayoub/Mayoubin in Afghanistan’s national languages.

DAO will present a copy of our new registration certificate with the Ministry of Economy to the donors and the Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled with an official letter explaining the change of our name from Afghan Disabled Union ADU to Development & Ability Organization DAO.

However please note that our official emails will remain the same as before until 25/4/2008 and then it will be changed to, and

For further information on DAO please refer to our website although it is now under construction. Please also forgive me for any duplicate posting.

Kind regards,

Omara Khan Muneeb
Director DAO which was
Formerly Afghan Disabled Union ADU.

Thank you to Omara Khan Muneeb for submitting this notice to We Can Do.

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The United Nations has a job opening for a Senior Social Affairs Officer, who would be focused on issues related to people with disabilities. This position is located in the UN Division for Social Policy for Development of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs. The Senior Social Affairs Officer reports to the Director of the Division. Responsibilities would include social analyses, intergovernmental support, technical cooperation, and program support. The application deadline is January 14, 2008.

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