IDA and IDDC welcome the final draft of the outcome document for the UN Summit to adopt the Post-2015 Development Agenda as released by the co-facilitators. We consider it significant that persons with disabilities have been included throughout the framework. We explicitly welcome the inclusion of phrase “must be empowered” in paragraph 22, recognizing the empowerment of persons with disabilities.
We are pleased that the tone of the document has shifted and has put people at the centre of sustainable development, participation is recognized, human rights are strengthened, and that universality is further underscored.
Despite the positive improvements, we are requesting Member States to contribute to the empowerment of persons with disabilities in the following critically important paragraphs.
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