First Global Disability Summit Opens In London With Goal Of Achieving New Commitments To Implementing U.N. Convention

Devex: Global Disability Summit targets faster progress on inclusive development
“More than 800 delegates representing government, civil society, and the development community are convening today for the first Global Disability Summit, hosted by the British and Kenyan governments and the International Disability Alliance with the goal of generating new commitments toward implementing the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Discussions will span four themes: Addressing stigma; supporting inclusive education; economic empowerment; and technology and providing better access to devices…” (Anders, 7/24).

The Guardian: People with disabilities failed by dearth of funding worldwide, say campaigners
“People with disabilities worldwide are being let down by underfunding whether they live in poor or wealthy nations. Despite growing recognition of the importance of inclusion, this is not supported by the reality, say disability organizations. … Government officials, the private sector, donor agencies, and NGOs [at the Global Disability Summit] will be asked to support a charter for change endorsing rights, dignity, and inclusion for people with disabilities…” (Lamble, 7/24).

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