The ONCE Social Group supports the Global Summit on Disability that will be held virtually on February 16 and 17 to advance in the fulfillment of the rights of people with disabilities throughout the world under the principle of 'Do not leave no one behind', and to call on all States to assume their commitments to advance real inclusion, at a time of special difficulty caused by the pandemic.
The event, organized by the International Disability Alliance and the Government of Norway, aims to accelerate the results obtained at the first World Summit on Disability (GDS18), held in 2018 in London, which generated an unprecedented level of attention and commitment to the disability inclusive development.
In London, 171 national governments, multilateral agencies, donors, foundations, the private sector and civil society organizations made 968 individual pledges. More than 300 governments and organizations signed the GDS18 Charter for Change , encouraging the implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).
During this second Summit, the ONCE Social Group will present its cooperation commitments jointly with the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID) and the International and Ibero-American Foundation for Administration and Public Policies (FIIAPP). It is an unprecedented experience in which a government agency, a public foundation and a representative organization of people with disabilities come together.
In addition, as the Technical Unit of the Ibero-American Disability Program, the ONCE Social Group will participate in the presentation of commitments of this Program through the intervention of the Ibero-American Secretary General, Andrés Allamand, which will take place in the space dedicated to "National and regional perspectives ”.
In order to highlight the strengthening of the associative movement of people with disabilities and the importance of their participation in the design and implementation of state public policies so as not to leave anyone behind, the ONCE Foundation for Latin America will organize a parallel event on Thursday February 17 at 6:00 p.m. (registration here )
In it you will be able to learn about practical examples that allow progress towards a global model of inclusion, open, sustainable and unique, which seeks to guarantee the full autonomy and visibility of people with disabilities.
The ONCE Social Group has been committed to the inclusive development of people with disabilities around the world for more than three decades and has a presence in Latin America and the Caribbean with many projects of all kinds, especially educational collaboration, accessibility, associationism and job.