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Thursday, October 22, 2015

UN Mandates Global Network on Monitoring and Evaluation for Disability-Inclusive Development

The UN DESA Secretariat for the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (SCRPD/DSPD/DESA) has been mandated by the UN General Assembly to produce an UN flagship report assessing progress towards internationally agreed development goals, including SDGs. (UN GA resolution A/RES/69/142).

A prototype report "Global Report on Disability and Development" is expected to be released by the end of 2015.

The first edition of the UN flagship report on disability-inclusive implementation of the SDG is planned for 2018.

As part of the preparatory process, it is urgent to identify data to inform any progress towards disability-inclusive implementation of the SDGs and other development goals, and to coordinate the analysis of such issues, data and trends.

As the focal point on disability of the UN system, SCRPD is creating a Global Network on Monitoring and Evaluation for Disability-Inclusive Development, for experts from the UN system, non-governmental organizations, in particular, disabled persons organizations, researchers and entities working on (1) data, statistics, monitoring and evaluation for disability-inclusive development, as well as (2) data analysis for policy making.

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