UK hosts the first ever Global Disability Summit


UK(Daily P.Times): The UK hosted the first ever Global Disability Summit today and called on international partners to tackle the prejudice faced by disabled people. The landmark summit was co-hosted alongside the Government of Kenya and the International Disability Alliance (IDA) and will see the UK challenging established practices to ensure that equal rights of disabled people are upheld.
The International Development Secretary, Penny Mordaunt, led a global call to ‘move from rhetoric to action’ on improving the lives of disabled people, including some of the poorest and most vulnerable in the world.
As part of the UK’s commitment, Ms. Mordaunt also announced a new innovative UK Aid Connect programme which will work with different organisations within small communities to support disabled people into jobs in the developing world.
The UK-led event brought together government ministers, business leaders, and disabled people from all over the world to tackle what is a burning global issue. Governments and other organisations will commit to work in partnership with each other to put disabled people and their representative organisations at the front and centre of their work.
Mr. Muhammad Yusuf, Minister for National Health Services and Regulation, Abia Akram, Director Projects Special Talent Exchange Programme (STEP), Sehar Saeed, Deputy Director Research Idara-e-Taleem-o-Agahi attended the summit from Pakistan where they highlighted the Charter of Demands that were endorsed by various stakeholders in the Pakistan Disability Summit held earlier this month.


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