People with disabilities

Efforts to enhance accountability and transparency of national budgets, fiscal policy and ODAs are required to ensure more resources allocated to better fulfill the human rights of persons with disabilities, targeted policies could deliver just and inclusive conditions.

Dr. Mohammed Loutfy, representative of the Stakeholder Group of Persons with Disabilities presented in the UN Secretary-General Meeting with Civil Society: Financing for Development in the Era of COVID-19 and Beyond on 2 November 2020 under the theme: A New Global Economic Consensus to advance the 2030 Agenda. The presentation called for: 

  • A progressive increase in dedicated public resources to support the full inclusion of persons with disabilities and their families in COVID response and recovery; 
  • Transparent reporting of domestic and international resource allocations for the realization of disability rights; 
  • The adoption and systematic use of the disability marker of the Development Assistance Committee of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development to measure and monitor financing for disability inclusion; and 
  • Close consultation and active involvement of persons with disabilities and their representative organizations in all efforts related to international cooperation and the planning, implementation and monitoring of COVID-19 response and recovery efforts.