Invitation to join the online Global Consultation on "Inequalities and Persons with Disabilities" in the Post-2015 Development Agenda

Hi all,

hereby i want to forward to you an UN-lead invitation to participate in an online Global Consultation on Inequalities and Persons with Disabilities" for the time-planning 2015 - .

Maybe somebody is interested in such thematics. I plan to participate, too.

Kind regards, Akita


Invitation to join the online Global Consultation on "Inequalities and Persons with Disabilities" in the Post-2015 Development Agenda


Dear colleague,

Persons with disabilities were absent from the Millennium Declaration and
have remained so throughout the Millennium Development Goals processes:
according to the UN System Task Team report on the post-2015 agenda, the MDGs
have not reached the poorest and most marginalized people. To ensure that
inequalities are addressed in the post-2015 agenda, the Global Thematic
Consultation on Addressing Inequalities (co-led by UNICEF and UN Women) is
holding a series of online, moderated discussions to gather views from a
broad range of stakeholders on what the post-2015 development agenda should
look like.

As the co-convenors of the global thematic consultation on Inequalities and
Persons with Disabilities in the Post-2015 Development Agenda, we are very
pleased to invite you to join this global conversation, co-moderated by
UNICEF and the International Disability Alliance (IDA) a network of global
and regional organizations of persons with disabilities.

The discussion will take place online from 14 November to 5 December.

How can I participate?

This is your invitation to join the global consultation:

Please click the link and follow the instructions to register. To
participate, post your response in the discussion forum, starting from 14
The site is available in English, French and Spanish. You are invited to post
your comments in any of the sixty languages supported by Google Translate.
If you are unable to access the site, please email your response to:

The discussion will be co-moderated by Vladimir Cuk, International Disability
Alliance (IDA) and Lieve Sabbe, Programme Specialist on Children with
Disabilities at UNICEF.

To kick off the global conversation, we invite you to reflect on the
following questions, among others:

1. What are the most alarming inequalities facing persons persons - children,
adolescents, adults, both women and men - with disabilities? When and where
are these challenges occurring? What evidence exists to support your answer?

2. What are the major factors that are contributing to these inequalities?
(factors may include a whole range of possibilities, from attitudes and
culture through to legal or physical barriers).

The recommendations emerging from your contributions will be incorporated
into a report on ‘Addressing Inequalities in the Post-2015 Development
Agenda’, to be presented at a high-level meeting in February 2013 in
Copenhagen. The report will also be transmitted to the High-level Panel on
Post-2015, appointed by the UN Secretary-General.

The consultation aims to be as broad and open as possible, in order to enable
a multitude of voices to be heard from academia, media, non-governmental
organizations (NGOs), civil society, private sector, governments and the UN
System. We invite you to join us in envisioning a world where freedom from
discrimination enables persons with disabilities, wherever they live, to
contribute their full potential to the development of their societies.

We look forward to hearing from you on how to realize the Future We Want for

Warm regards,

Vladimir Cuk, International Disability Alliance (IDA)
Rosangela Berman Bieler, Chief, Disability Section, Programme Division,
Co-Convenors of the discussion on Inequalities and Persons with Disabilities
in the Post-2015 development agenda

Saraswathi Menon; Director of Policy Division; UN Women
Richard Morgan; Senior Advisor, Post-2015 Development Agenda; UNICEF
Co-Convenors of the Post-2015 Global Thematic Consultation on Addressing

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For point 1 i could write: The financial situation is typically worse for people with disability. This includes the job opportunities, support and personal assistance on the working place. This also leads to a worse access to healthcare, because in the reality the state and/or state insurances mostly don`t provide for all payments to attain the "best standard of health" which is available in ones state.

For Point 2- One of the major factors contributing to these inequalities are prejudices, saying that people with disabilities could not be good workers.

Another factor: the prejudice that people with a visible impairment would be also mentally impaired.