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Civil society applauds the new disability-inclusive development agenda

Representatives of civil society organisations, including organisations of persons with disabilities, who participated in key dialogues at the Sustainable Development Summit held from 25 to 27 September 2015 in New York, noted that the new 2030 agenda for sustainable development was one of the most inclusive efforts in UN history. The summit aimed the adoption of the post-2015 development agenda, an action plan for people, planet and prosperity. It also seeks to strengthen universal peace in larger freedom.

They also emphasised the importance of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) as a guiding document to achieve the new development agenda for persons with disabilities. Furthermore, CSO speakers highlighted the importance of a human rights-based, participatory, non-discriminatory approach and equity on the road to 2030 to create an inclusive society for all, including persons.

 

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