WHO International Day of People with Disabilities

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WHO International Day of People with Disabilities

Making the MDGs inclusive: empowerment of persons with disabilities in their communities

The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are 8 development objectives set by the UN and membership organizations for the global community. The Goals consist of 21 quantifiable targets and are measured by 60 indicators. They address the needs of the world’s poorest citizens and the world’s most marginalized populations by fostering collaborative action in key areas - poverty, education, health and the environment. The MDGs do not explicitly mention disability.

Community-based rehabilitation (CBR) is a development strategy that is currently implemented in over 90 countries throughout the world to address the needs of people with disabilities and their family members. CBR aims to provide rehabilitation, reduce poverty, equalize opportunities and promote the inclusion of disabled people in their communities