The International Disability Alliance (IDA), the Government of Norway and the Government of Ghana will host the second Global Disability Summit, a global gathering to accelerate and mobilize efforts for the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), the principle of “Leave No One Behind” and building back better and more inclusive in regard to COVID-19. The summit is intended to further accelerate much-needed progress and lead to concrete political commitments toward fulfilling the rights of persons with disabilities worldwide. To achieve lasting change, the summit fosters collaboration among Member States, multilateral organizations and civil society to realize action and active participation of persons with disabilities themselves.
UNFPA will hold the side event “We Matter. We Belong. We Decide” promoting the rights of women and young persons with disabilities by ensuring access to sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). While raising global attention on SRHR, gender-based violence and bodily autonomy of persons with disabilities, UNFPA will lead on mobilizing targeted and concrete commitments on disability inclusion within the intersection of gender, disability and youth.