130614 Disability inclusive development agenda 2015 on UN

130614 Disability inclusive development agenda 2015 on UN

The way forward: a disability-inclusive development agenda towards 2015 and beyond

Social development: social development, including questions relating to the world social situation and to youth, ageing, disabled persons and the family.

In response to General Assembly resolution 67/140, the present report is submitted in advance of its sixty-eighth session as a contribution to the High-level Meeting of the Assembly on the realization of the Millennium Development Goals and other internationally agreed development goals for persons with disabilities. This
report is issued in conjunction with the last two preceding reports (A/66/128 and A/67/211), which provided recommendations on priority issues for inclusion in the outcome of the High-level Meeting.

During the past decade, the Assembly has sought urgent action for the realization of internationally agreed development goals, particularly the Millennium Development Goals, for persons with disabilities (see A/64/180, A/65/173, A/66/128 and A/67/211).
The current report reviews good practices and existing approaches to disabilityinclusive development, drawing on the experience of the United Nations system in mainstreaming cross-cutting issues. The report concludes by recommending steps to include disability as an integral part of all development efforts, with a view to contributing to an action-oriented outcome document of the upcoming High-level Meeting.