20 Jul 2017

In conclusion of the 2017 High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) on sustainable development, convened under the auspices of the UN Economic and Social Council, the Ministerial declaration and report of the HLPF was adopted today in New York.


With support from Jamaica and Austria and their effective chairing of negotiations around this declaration, their support for disability references, and thanks to tireless advocacy of members of the Stakeholder Group of Persons with Disabilities – including many IDDC members – all along this HLPF, this Ministerial declaration has now been adopted, and it includes 5 mentions of disabilities.

You can find these mentions under paragraphs 2, 14, 17, 27, and 28 of the Ministerial declaration.

The UN Task Group will inform you further on this topic, and on IDDC involvement in the HLPF.