Towards an inclusive Partnership Agreement between the EU and countries of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States

Global development will never be sustainable nor inclusive if persons with disabilities are left behind. The International Disability and Development (IDDC) believes that the European Union (EU) has the power to make a fundamental difference by adequately addressing disability in its negotiating mandate on post-Cotonou.

IDDC welcomes the European Commission (EC) recommendation for a council decision authorising the opening of negotiations on a Partnership Agreement with between the European Union and countries of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP).

This IDDC position paper on the future of ACP-EU relations contains IDDC’s recommendations to ensure the future relations between the EU and the countries of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States respect and promote the rights of persons with disabilities, in line with the commitments of both EU and ACP countries in the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD) and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

 

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