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Main-streaming disability within the UN Millennium Development Goals
Professor Nora Groce (Leonard Cheshire Disability & Inclusive Development Centre at UCL) and colleagues were asked by the UN to draft a formal report and set of recommendations and guidelines for inclusion of persons with disabilities as part of the current review of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in 2010, and as part of the planning now under way in the UN for the scheduled revision of the MDGs in 2015.
Professor Groce chaired the United Nations Expert Group Meeting on Main-streaming Disability in the MDGs at the World Health Organisation Headquarters in Geneva. Currently there is no attention to persons with disabilities in the MDGs, despite the fact that an estimated one in five of the world’s poorest people are disabled. The meeting brought together 11 experts on disability policy and selected representatives from UN agencies, as well as from governmental and non-governmental organisations.
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