EDF-IDDC joint statement on disability inclusive programming
The European Union (EU) and EU
Member States, as State Parties to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons
with Disabilities (CRPD), have a responsibility to ensure that all their
policies and programmes related to external action and international
cooperation are inclusive of and accessible to persons with disabilities.
As the EU defines its
priorities and programmes funding for external action through the
Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument (NDICI),
the EU has an obligation to ensure that women and men, girls and boys with
disabilities are not left behind during the programming. With this joint
statement we, the International Disability and Development Consortium (IDDC)
and the European Disability Forum (EDF), call
on the EU to ensure that programming of the NDICI is disability-inclusive and
compliant with the EU’s obligations under the CRPD.