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Today, L’Arche continues to transform lives and model a more human society where every life is of equal value.

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L’Arche at the United Nations

Ten delegates from L’Arche will be attending the UN 17th Session Of The Conference Of States Parties To The CRPD (COSP17)! This conference is a key time of meetings where global representatives, including those from L’Arche, share experiences and learnings from around the world and discuss how we can all work together to make sure everyone’s dignity and rights are protected and that everyone has opportunities and community.

Follow along, as Nick Herd, a valued member of L’Arche, makes history as the first person with an intellectual disability invited by the UN to live blog for UN News.

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What we offer

A welcoming community

Life changing career opportunities

A global vision

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In 37 countries on 5 continents

Today, there are more than 150 communities and nearly 30 projects around the world from Argentina to Zimbabwe.

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Our stories

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Latest News

Three writers, three countries, and two ants

Over 100 countries participate each year in World Book Day on 23 April, the annual UNESCO celebration of reading and writing.

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L’Arche gets behind Zero Waste Day 30 March

Thousands of tons! That is the answer to the question, ‘how many old books get buried in UK landfill sites each year?’ Which partly explains why L’Arche Brecon’s (UK) Rebound Books received another Sustainability Award

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Who knows where a chance encounter might lead?

For Juana Isela Guerrero Puga, an intellectually disabled member of the L’Arche community in Querétaro, Mexico, the answer is... a new job, new colleagues, new horizons, and with it, a new self-confidence.

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Edita: My life, my voice.

Edita Daugėlaitė’s inspirational story has set a legal precedent in her own country, Lithuania. It is not every day that a person with an intellectual disability wins the legal right to be treated as an adult.

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