U.K. DFID, U.N. Launch First-Ever Disability Strategy, Report, Respectively

Devex: DFID launches its first disability inclusion strategy
“The United Kingdom’s Department for International Development launched its first disability strategy Monday, which disability champions hailed as ‘ambitious’ but in need of dedicated financing to implement. The plans cover disability inclusion both in DFID’s external programs and within the department, fulfilling a key commitment made by Secretary of State for International Development and former minister for people with disabilities Penny Mordaunt…” (Edwards, 12/4).

U.N. News: First-ever U.N. report on disability and development, illustrates inclusion gaps
“The United Nations launched its first-ever flagship report on disability and development on Monday; published by, for, and with, persons with disabilities, in the hopes of fostering more accessible, and disability-inclusive societies. The U.N. Flagship Report on Disability and Development 2018 coincides with the annual International Day, marked on 3 December, which the U.N. chief described as important for ‘the social, economic and political inclusion of all, including people with disabilities,’ as promoted in the Sustainable Development Goals, or SDGs…” (12/3).

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