MDGs for PWDs Towards 2015 and Beyond

January 8, 2011

Under the theme “Keeping the Promise: Realizing the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for Persons with Disabilities Towards 2015 and Beyond,” the Philippines called on other UN member-countries to support the resolution it initiated with Tanzania titled, “Realizing the Millennium Development Goals for Persons with Disabilities Towards 2015 and Beyond.”

The Philippines has consistently stressed the importance of including the improvement of the plight of PWDs as an integral part of the MDGs and the need for conscious efforts to mainstream their issues in MDG strategies and mechanisms.

“The resolution, by emphasizing the need for governments and the international community to take concrete action to ensure that persons with disabilities fully participate in all aspects of society and development efforts, takes the promise made by governments at the MDG summit a step closer to our vision of improving the lives of persons with disabilities,” Philippine Permanent Representative to the United Nations Libran Cabactulan said.

He added that for its part, the Philippine government is taking steps to ensure that national policies and programs are inclusive and accessible to all and that the needs of PWDs are taken into consideration and integrated in all aspects of social, political and economic development efforts. (Excerpts from an article “Phl seeks policies to promote rights of persons with disabilities” by Pia Lee-Brago (The Philippine Star) dated December 12, 2010. To read the full article, please click MDG Goals for PWDs)


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