The European Disability Strategy ends in 2020 and the European Commission is drafting its successor. This Disability Rights Agenda will guide the EU work for the next 10 years. In particular, it will articulate how the EU and its 27 Member States will bring the implementation of international commitments, such as the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
To successfully implement the SDGs, the European Disability Forum –the voice of over 100 million Europeans with disabilities– calls the EU to use this opportunity to assume a global leadership role in promoting the rights of persons with disabilities by:
– Adopting a dedicated External Action Disability Action Plan
– Ensuring CRPD compliance of all EU’s international cooperation and humanitarian actions
– Building the capacities of EU staff to mainstream disability rights in the EU institutions and external delegations
– Consulting meaningfully and with the full participation of persons with disabilities, including women, girls, and boys with disabilities, through their representative organisations.
The 2030 Agenda provides a political momentum to push for the realisation of the CRPD and the EU Consensus on Development. Let’s not miss it!
More info on EDF website.