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Conference on disability-inclusive MDGs and aid effectiveness

19-03-2012
Goal 1: Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger; Goal 2: Achieve universal primary education; Goal 3: Promote gender equality and empower women; Goal 4: Reduce child mortality; Goal 5: Improve maternal health; Goal 6: Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other disea
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The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), Adopted by world leaders in the year 2000 and set to be achieved by 2015

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission and Leonard Cheshire Disability co-organised the 'Conference on Disability-Inclusive MDGs and Aid Effectiveness' at the United Nations Conference Centre, Bangkok, Thailand, 14-16 March 2012. During the conference CBM conducted a workshop, encouraging the conference participants to think beyond MDGs 2015.

About the conference

The conference aimed to improve understanding of how disability-inclusive development contributes to the full achievement Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). It also helped to prepare for the final review of the Second Asian and Pacific Decade of Disabled Persons, to be conducted in October 2012.

It was also a platform for exchanging lessons learned, exploring ways to enhance the quality and effectiveness of development cooperation through the inclusion of persons with disabilities.

For more about the conference, please visit Leonard Cheshire Disability and read the UNESCAP Press release.

CBM and Post MDGs

CBM encouraged the conference participants to think beyond MDGs 2015.
CBM and CBM Nossal Institute Partnership consisting of Dr. Kirsty Thomson (CBM Australia Director – Inclusive Development), Lucy Daniel (CBM Australia Policy Officer), Murali Padmanabhan (CBM South Asia Inclusive Development Officer) and Sirin Atsilarat (CBM Central East Asia Capacity Development Officer – Disability Inclusive Development and Advocacy) conducted a workshop on 'Beyond 2015 – The International Framework Post MDGs'.

The workshop stimulated the participants to start considering what they would like to influence in the post 2015 agenda and how they may do so particularly in alliance between agencies on advocacy around the post 2015 agenda.

The CBM position paper on the post 2015 agenda was also promoted and distributed to the participants.


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