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Post 2015 Agenda places disability at center of poverty eradication

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Post 2015 Adoption

In a big win for the disability sector, the final ‘Post 2015 Agenda’ adopted by UN member states places persons with disabilities at the centre of its poverty eradication narrative in text adopted by a consensus on 2nd August 2015.

The Agenda agreed at the UN headquarters, is people-centred, pledges to leave no-one behind and seeks to ensure, realise and protect the human rights of all.

The document contains 11 explicit references to disability inclusion. The Paragraph 23, in particular, that is about people who are vulnerable and must be empowered highlights persons with disabilities, thus placing persons with disabilities at the centre of poverty eradication discussion. The final agenda will to be adopted after a discussion in September at the UN Summit.

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Winning combination of cricket and inclusion

Message by India’s T20 Blind Cricket Team on celebrating CBM India’s winning combination of cricket and inclusion.

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Why Vidya must go to school

We all feel very strongly about the need of education for enabling children to find opportunities and addressing development challenges of the country


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