High-level Meeting on Disability and Development (23 September 2013)

October 10, 2012
Source: UN Enable

High-level Meeting on Disability and Development (23 September 2013)

The Governments of Philippines and Spain, co-facilitators of the 2013 General Assembly High-level Meeting on Disability and Development, convened two initial informal meetings on 10 and 14 September at UN Headquarters to provide an opportunity for an open exchange by all stakeholders in preparation for the high-level meeting and its outcome document. Government delegations, representatives of UN system organizations and civil society organizations participated in the meetings. The HLMDD is expected to produce a concise, action-oriented outcome document in support of the aims of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the realization of the Millennium Development Goals and other internationally agreed development goals for persons with disabilities. Prior to the convening of the HLMDD in September 2013, a draft text of the outcome document will be produced by the President of the General Assembly in consultation with Member States, along with input from organizations of persons with disabilities through informal consultations. More information: www.un.org/hlmdd2013.