120930 Handicap International: Position Paper Post 2015

Position Paper on the Post-2015 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Global Framework
Handicap International

People with disabilities who are amongst the poorest of the poor do not benefit from development and humanitarian response programmes, thus limiting the capacity of these programmes to address the most vulnerable and excluded.

To address this critical inequality and discrimination issue, Handicap international has drawn from its experience to come up with critical recommendations to ensure that the upcoming global development architecture and instruments after the MDGs do not create further inequalities, but more than this also take proactive steps to address these.

As a member of the International Disability and Development Consortium (IDDC), Handicap International fully endorses the joint IDDC and International Disability Alliance (IDA) general recommendations to create a more equitable and inclusive post-2015 framework.

Implementation of these recommendations will help us to achieve the vision expressed by the UN Task Team for the future that rests on the core universal values of human rights, equality and sustainability.