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Pacific Rim - Disability Forum calls for inclusive Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)

Posted 06/7-10 at 03.31

In April, government representatives, DPOs, NGOs and others from the region* met at the 3rd Pacific Rim International Forum on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Honolulu. Their main concern was the invisibility of disability and disabled people in the current Millennium Development Goals.

To address this problem, on May 25th the Forum issued a ten point declaration calling on the UN and the international community to take specific steps towards achieving substantial progress in mainstreaming disability into all aspects of the on-going Millennium Development Goal processes.

* The Pacific Rim refers to the countries and cities located around the edge of the Pacific Ocean.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pacific_Rim

For the full declaration: http://www.un.org/disabilities/default.asp?id=1534

For further information on disability and the MDGs: http://www.un.org/disabilities/default.asp?id=1470

 

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