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on Fri, February 8, 2013 at 08.20 pm

Final Discussion Summary - Persons with Disabilities

 Final Discussion Summary - Persons with Disabilities

Moderated by: UNICEF and International Disability Alliance

As part of the Global Thematic Consultation on Addressing Inequalities, UN Women and UNICEF convened a global e-discussion on how to address inequalities facing persons with disabilities in the post-2015 development agenda, in collaboration with the International Disability Alliance. Nearly 1,700 people joined the forum, with hundreds engaging actively from all over the world.

Key Recommendations for the post-2015 development framework:

1. The new framework must be based on a human rights approach, in compliance with the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).
2. Agree a specific goal focusing on equality and combatting discrimination, to include persons with disabilities.
3. Include equality and non-discrimination of persons with disabilities as a cross-cutting issue throughout the framework.
4. Disability disaggregated data are required to establish targets and indicators related to persons with disabilities in all areas and the inclusion of persons with disabilities in reporting and monitoring activities.
5. Participation of persons with disabilities, including organizations of persons with disabilities, in all decision-making processes to develop the new framework.
6. International co-operation should be inclusive of persons with disabilities, with both disability-specific projects and ensuring that all projects are inclusive of persons with disabilities.
7. Persons with disabilities should be central to all global partnerships under the new framework, with disability-targeted multi-stakeholder partnerships established to ensure this.

About this discussion: The discussion was moderated by Lieve Sabbe, UNICEF and Vladimir Cuk, International Disability Alliance.

DISCLAIMER: The findings, interpretations and conclusions expressed in this discussion summary are those of the discussion participants and do not necessarily reflect the policies or views of UNICEF, UN Women, the United Nations or the participants' organizations.

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Margaret Gadd from
Fri, April 5, 2013 at 02.58 am
National Disability Services is Australia’s peak body for non-government disability services. Through the provision of information, representation and policy advice, NDS promotes and advances services which support people with all forms of disability to participate in all domains of life.
Workability International is the world's largest body representing providers of work and employment services to people with disabilities. More than three million people with disabilities are engaged in work programmes; accessing employment and work, delivered by more than 130 member organisations in more than 40 countries.
NDS and Workability International strongly support the consensus that is evolving in relation to disability issues in international development discourse.
We recognise the inter-relationships between all aspects of sustainable development, and agree with the need to adopt a holistic systems-based approach to the Post 2015 agenda.
A comprehensive Sustainable Development Framework, supported by sufficient funding, with goals and indicators which are inclusive of people with disabilities - along with an approach to all development which is based on human rights and strengths - are all critical factors to Post 2015 effectiveness.

National Disability Services and Workability International have been built upon the collective strengths of members, working in partnership with governments, civil society and all major stakeholders. Working together, nationally and internationally, achieves results.

A comprehensive global Framework for Sustainable Development, based on the principles of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disability, and clearly articulating the inter-relationships between poverty, disability and all other topics, will guide developed and developing nations in setting priorities and meeting targets for 2016 - 2030.

The MDGs will not be achieved without a sustained and comprehensive approach to the inclusion of people with disabilities in development programs The poor are disproportionately disabled and people with disabilities are disproportionately poor. Reducing poverty is therefore unlikely to be achieved unless the rights and priorities of people with disabilities are addressed.
There are many strengths in the disability context that Australia has the opportunity to build upon. There are already many organisations and individuals with a great deal of knowledge, skill and experience in this sector with whom Australia can work. There is much good work that can be extended and supported. Much more can be achieved through building on what is already working well and working with those who are already doing it, than starting with the idea that there is an impossibly huge leap to make to be able to improve the lives of people with disabilities. This is why a strengths based approach is critical, not just to the disability inclusive agenda, but for the whole aid program.
Thu, October 3, 2013 at 06.12 pm
I think its important here to emphasize a point in the nebulous history world :Many countries which is currently unexplained experiencing backtracking state on issues involving democratic dialogue and conflict mediation and Human Rights> The quest for equality can be threatened by the behavior and negative attitude of the state that tends fenced off and the human rights violations taking great extermination policies as we are living today in Brazil between Workers and their liability claims X state. Setback never can be.

Ruth Valverde
Sun, March 10, 2013 at 05.35 pm
Dear friends, congratulations from Brasil :


According to statistical data contained in the recent publication 'Portraits of Disability in Brazil ", Brazil has 24.5 million people with disability. Most disabled people in the country live in the urbanized area has up to three years of schooling, are women and nearly half of them (48%) holds the position of head of household. In Brazil, 24.5 million people are living with a disability, including physical and mental, which represents 14.5% of the population in 2000. This data also includes people who claim to be unable to hear, see and walk.

In my humble opinion, the disabilities or beneficiaries have many financial constraints facing current prejudices, social barriers, urgent ,important and greater awareness, education and information to the public, business and civil society, in my opinion , there are difficulties in implementing the laws, greater need participation of human rights and organizations connected to work, need to resize larger realities in common data more interconnected through partnerships at the national level with organizations that address the issue. The lack of support for development and social inclusion, the challenge is greater in rural areas because they have fewer resources and less access than large cities, rand big cities require further organization, holds urban, well planned ,adapted and adequate by the government projects and non-state has been greater interest or initiative expected to expand and ensure specific development in all areas of the country seeking equal rights timely. The organized civil society have to endorses the fiscalization ,adaptations to sustainable development, quality, technology, feed back, applicability of funds and meeting deadlines and drafts.

Suggested link:

Statistics integrated monitoring
There is an urgent need for global parameters, indicators and indexes references to national and international best exchange and study specific; Awareness through legal update on human rights that this very outdated and that generates a lot of social injustice by the lack of versatility and knowledge.
Rights: Information population
Encouraging research, increase access to science and technology, medicine and modern treatments, improve expertise in transplants and neurosurgery, prosthetic lower cost, lighter, comfortable and specialized physiotherapy and access to specialized labor laws and improved fulfilled to guarantee the rights of workers, as well as company training or body awareness to these priorities in administrative and routine; Improve customer service in demand over the use of trained animals for the blind; debureaucratize;

Common duties
Encourage social impact projects that address the theme, education, technical training, job creation and spots reserved for the disabled, buying cars adapted to lower cost with lower taxes, government acting as an example and providing environmental adaptation, as well as keeping local Access to hospitals with suitable support material, libraries, arts, theaters, cinemas, shopping malls, banks and government agencies maintaining fulfilling the priority for people with disabilities and others. promote compliance and improvement of national and international legislation, which must expand the existence of environments already designed (ramps, grab bars,) and that can meet the installation, mobility, promoting adaptation, well-being and quality of people with disabilities such as reading Braille, hearing or enjoyment of facilities suitable people with physical disabilities special needs and is in the public streets, bus or indoors;

Awareness :
Population learning to respect reserved accents, civil society encourage the participation of disabled people in sports, Squares and laser toys and swings for disabled children, inclusion in social activities and Paralympic games, and others of collective participation of the community, to improve quality of life; Special Schools Free and psychological Free public humanized; Pamphlets guidance to be distributed to the public rights of science teaching as well as making your own home in a safe residence for elderly and disabled people with restrictions in general; Pamphlets for the disabled with Full information and suggestions of help and guidance available online also clearly visible through the internet; I interviewed a mother that has a children with disabilities in Brazil and she related some important points(more specials Schools in all cities ,free health integral treatments care borned by the government.)

I hope I have contributed with my text in this debate because equality is a universal and inalienable right;

Thank you!
Best Regards:
EOTO World

PNUD VOLUNTEER , EOTO Rio+20 Delegation
Anonymous from
Sat, February 9, 2013 at 07.09 pm
People with disabilities should be matched to an employer for life (skills testing)
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