TIME FOR DISABILITY INCLUSIVE DEVELOPMENT! Commissioner Mimica commits to support disability-inclusive development within the EU
March 13, 2015
TIME FOR DISABILITY INCLUSIVE DEVELOPMENT!
Commissioner Mimica commits to support disability-inclusive development within the EU
Brussels, 9 March 2015 | On 5 March, representatives of the European Disability Forum (EDF) and of the International Disability and Development Consortium (IDDC) met with European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Mimica to discuss European development cooperation and the rights of persons with disabilities.
Commissioner Mimica sees the current review process of the EU’s implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) by the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities as an opportunity to highlight the progress which has been made on disability inclusive development, and also a chance to point out the next steps the EU should take in order to fully embrace the CRPD. A communication from the EU at this point would be a strong signal to EU institutions and delegations that concrete actions need to be taken now to ensure that all of EU development cooperation is truly inclusive and accessible.