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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.