– Success!! Post 2015 High Level Panel report includes persons with disabilities

Published on: May 31, 2013

Huge congratulations to all the (inter)national organisations en people who have contributed to and advocated for disability inclusion in the post 2015 agenda!

Report by the High Level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda:
“A New Global Partnership: Eradicate Poverty and Transform Economies through Sustainable Development”
On the Post 2015 High Level Panel website you can find other languages as well. Below you find the references to disability (extracted by IDDC)

References to Disability in the “A New Global Partnership: Eradicate Poverty and Transform Economies through Sustainable Development” (05/30/13) Report by the High Level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda

  1. “After2015 we should move from reducing to ending extreme poverty, in all its forms. We should ensure that no person – regardless of ethnicity, gender, geography, disability, race or other status – is denied universal human rights and basic economic opportunities.” (Executive Summary, 1. Leave no one behind)
  2. “A new partnership should be based on a common understanding of our shared humanity, underpinning mutual respect and mutual benefit in a shrinking world. This partnership should involve governments but also include others: people living in poverty, those with disabilities, women, civil society and indigenous and local communities, traditionally marginalised groups, multilateral institutions, local and national government, the business community, academia and private philanthropy.” (Executive Summary, 5. Forge a new global partnership)
  3. “To gather these perspectives, Panel members spoke to farmers, indigenous and local communities, workers in the informal sector, migrants, people with disabilities, small business owners, traders, young people and children, women’s groups, older people, faith-based groups, trade unions and many others.”(p. 2, Chapter 1: A Vision and Framework for the post-2015 Development Agenda)
  4. “People with disabilities also asked for an end to discrimination and for equal opportunity. They are looking for guarantees of minimum basic living standards.” (p. 2, Chapter 1: A Vision and Framework for the post-2015 Development Agenda)
  5. “All these groups asked that when the post-2015 agenda is put into place, it includes a plan for measuring progress that compares how people with different income levels, gender, disability and age, and those living in different localities, are faring – and that this information be easily available to all.” (p. 2, Chapter 1: A Vision and Framework for the post-2015 Development Agenda)
  6. “Such a spirit could inspire us to address global challenges through a new global partnership, bringing together the many groups in the world concerned with economic, social and environmental progress: people living in poverty, women, young people, people with disabilities, indigenous and local communities, marginalised groups, multilateral institutions, local and national governments, businesses, civil society and private philanthropists, scientists and other academics.” (p. 3, Chapter 1: A Vision and Framework for the post-2015 Development Agenda)
  7. “The next development agenda must ensure that in the future neither income nor gender, nor ethnicity, nor disability, nor geography, will determine whether people live or die, whether a mother can give birth safely, or whether her child has a fair chance in life.” (p. 7, Chapter 2: From Vision to Action—Priority Transformations for a post-2015 Agenda)
  8. “Civil society organisations can play a vital role in giving a voice to people living in poverty, who include disproportionate numbers of women, children, people with disabilities, indigenous and local communities and members of other marginalised groups.” (p. 11, Chapter 2: From Vision to Action—Priority Transformations for a post-2015 Agenda)
  9. “Likewise, our illustrative framework tackles inequality of opportunity head on, across all goals. When everyone, irrespective of household income, gender, location, ethnicity, age, or disability, has access to health, nutrition, education, and other vital services, many of the worst effects of inequality will be over.” (p. 16, Chapter 3: Illustrative Goals and Global Impact)
  10. “Data must also enable us to reach the neediest, and find out whether they are receiving essential services. This means that data gathered will need to be disaggregated by gender, geography, income, disability, and other categories, to make sure that no group is being left behind.” (p. 23, Chapter 4: Implementation, Accountability and Building Consensus)

Annex:

11.”Leave No One Behind. We must ensure that no person – regardless of ethnicity, gender, geography, disability, race or other status – is denied basic economic opportunities and human rights.” (p. 29)

12.”To ensure equality of opportunity, relevant indicators should be disaggregatedwith respect to income (especially for the bottom 20%), gender, location, age, people living with disabilities, and relevant social group. Targets will only be considered ‘achieved’ if they are met for all relevant income and social groups.” (p. 29)

13.”For more than a billion people, $1.25 a day is all there is to feed and clothe, to heal and educate, to build a future. We can be the first generation to eradicatethis extreme poverty. This is a global minimum standard and must apply to everyone, regardless of gender, location, disability or social group.” (p. 32)

14.”Some countries have made significant gains in the last decade in reducing disparities based on disability, ethnicity, language, being a religious minority and being displaced.” (p. 37)

15.”Metrics should be put in place to track progress on equal access and opportunity across age, gender, ethnicity, disability, geography, and income.” (p. 60)

16.”A focus on the post-conflict context and vulnerable groups – including women and girls, disabled youth, LGBT youth, and youth in war-affected areas – is necessary.” (p. 62)

17.”Other Vulnerable Groups: i. Disability and Ageing” (p. 63)

18.”Disaggregation of data by disability, age group and gender should be part of all targets.” (p. 63)

  1. “Disability and ageing must be mainstreamed across policies of the government, and laws that prevent discrimination against the disabled and aged must be put in place” (p. 63)

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