Update on the High-level Meeting on Disability and Development

April 26, 2013

The High-level Meeting of the General Assembly on Disability and Development (HLMDD, http://www.un.org/hlmdd2013) will take place on 23 September, this year. Prior to the meeting, a negotiated outcome document will be prepared by Member States, informed by input from organizations of persons with disabilities and other relevant stakeholders. The preparatory process of the HLMDD is described on the Enable website and includes a range of consultations. Most recently, DESA, in partnership with UNICEF, conducted online global consultations from 8 March to 5 April 2013 in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. Final summaries of the discussions are now available online. (http://www.worldwewant2015.org/enable). Furthermore, regional consultations have taken place in Brussels (25 April) and will take place in Bahia, Brazil (17 to 18 May) and Bangkok (15 to 16 May). (http://www.un.org/disabilities/default.asp?id=1590)