UNICEF – Forum on the Global Partnership on Children with Disabilities

October 11, 2012
Source: UN Enable

UNICEF hosted this first-ever Forum: “Global Partnership on Children with Disabilities” at its Headquarters in New York on 14-15 September. Two hundred and forty participants representing more than 100 organizations from around the world participated in discussions to prioritize the rights and needs of children with disabilities in development efforts. The Forum included youth representatives and participants from Governments, UN agencies, and more than 100 NGO disability and human rights advocacy groups. It included a high-level panel discussion on how to realize equity and inclusion for children with disabilities in the post-2015 development agenda, as the target date for the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) is fast approaching. During the Forum partners identified concrete strategies to include disability on global agendas, in areas such as education, nutrition, and humanitarian action. More information: http://www.unicef.org/policyanalysis/index_65906.html