Inclusion International has been working closely with its partners to call for an inclusive post-2015 development agenda. The final push is on to work with governments, partners and coalitions to ensure that what governments commit to in September 2015 will have real results and impact for people with intellectual disabilities and their families. It is anticipated that a bold new agenda will be focused on poverty eradication and sustainable development by 2030. A significant achievement is the expectation that the new agenda will include indicators to monitor and track progress.
A few quick updates of note:
- II contributed to the development of a joint policy paper of the International Disability Alliance and the International Disability and Development Consortium. The paper goes beyond providing a rationale for inclusion and includes issues, solutions and examples.
- An advanced un-edited version of the UN Secretary General’s Synthesis Report is expected to be released on December 4th, in English only. The final version will be released on December 31.
- Action 2015 – www.action2015.org – is leading a large scale mobilization campaign. The Campaign will launch on January 15, 2015. II has contact information for African coalitions in: African Ocean Islands countries, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.