The now adopted parliamentary report calls explicitly for including the rights of persons with disabilities in the implementation of that development strategy. It reads: “Calls on the Commission, the European Council and the Member States to pay particular attention to the rights of minorities, and insists that non-negotiable human rights and non-discrimination clauses be inserted into development programmes, inter alia with regard to discrimination on grounds of gender, racial or ethnic origin, religion or belief, disability, age or sexual orientation and that affecting people living with HIV/AIDS.”

CBM welcomes the report of the European parliament, as it specifies that EU development efforts have to include persons with disabilities, in order to reach out to the most marginalised groups of the population in developing countries.

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