GA Resolution Disability
Location: New York, USA
The UN General Assembly (UNGA) agreed in resolution A/RES/67/140, of December 2012, to hold a High-Level Meeting on Disability and Development (HLMDD) with the overarching theme, “The way forward: a disability inclusive development agenda towards 2015 and beyond,” on 23 September 2013, at UN Headquarters in New York, US. The High Level Meeting on the Realization of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and other internationally agreed development goals for persons with disabilities, to be organized at Heads of State or Government level, is expected to produce an action-oriented outcome document on disability inclusion. The one-day event will comprise a plenary meeting and two consecutive informal round tables, with participation by Member States, observers, UN entities, civil society and the private sector, including persons with disabilities.The High-level meeting of the General Assembly on disability and development is expected to take place at the level of the Heads of States on 23 September, this year. Prior to the meeting, a draft text of the outcome document will be produced by the President of the General Assembly in consultation with Member States, along with input from organizations of persons with disabilities and other relevant stakeholders, through online discussions and informal consultations. Toward this end, DESA, in partnership with UNICEF will conduct online consultations under the existing platform of the World We Want 2015 from 8-28 March.