The International Disability Alliance (IDA), the Government of Norway and the Government of Ghana will host the second World Disability Summit, a global gathering to accelerate and mobilize efforts for the implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), the principle of “Leaving no one behind” and building back better and more inclusive in relation to COVID-19. The summit aims to further accelerate much-needed progress and achieve concrete political commitments towards realizing the rights of persons with disabilities around the world. To achieve lasting change, the summit encourages collaboration between Member States, multilateral organizations and civil society to realize the action and active participation of persons with disabilities themselves.
UNFPA will organize the side event “We Matter. We belong. We resolve to “promote the rights of women and young people with disabilities by ensuring access to sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). While bringing global attention to SRHR, gender-based violence and bodily autonomy for persons with disabilities, UNFPA will lead the mobilization of targeted and concrete commitments on disability inclusion at the intersection of gender, disability and the youth.