The first ever World report on disability, produced jointly by WHO and the World Bank, suggests that more than a billion people in the world today experience disability. People with disabilities have generally poorer health, lower education achievements, fewer economic opportunities and
Our Organization with Headquarter in Vienna is working to empower local Citizen to know, understand, secure and enforce their roles, responsibilities, and engagements for the success of the MDGs and forthcoming SDGs.
"The United Nations has always had lots of targets, goals, and declarations. You probably didn’t know, for example, that 2014 is the International Year of Family Farming and the International Year of Crystallography—or that you are currently living through the Decade of Action for Road Safety.
The event will present the second book of CBM series on disability-inclusive
development (DID) “Inclusion Counts. The Economic Case for Disability
Inclusive Development". The publication highlights the *economic implications
of disability-inclusive policies* and speaks to a broad audience, including
governments and policy makers. The event will raise awareness among EU
decision-makers and other stakeholders on the advantages of
disability-inclusion; it also aims to create an opportunity to broaden and
strengthen the dialogue between them and representatives from persons with
disabilities organisations (DPOs) worldwide.
The event is part of a week-long event dedicated to the issue of disability
in celebration of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities,
organized by the International Disability and Development Consortium (IDDC),
via its EU Task Group and its partners.
Ariane Lignier: EU Policy Officer, CBM International Office, Brussels,
+32(0)2.256.9001; firstname.lastname@example.org