The Doha Declaration was the outcome of the International Conference on Disability and Development held in Qatar in December 2019. The pre-existing inequalities and challenges faced by people with disability is deepened by the effect of COVID-19 around the world. The multidimensional model of disability requires a multi-stakeholder dialogue and collaboration. Therefore, the role of partnerships across countries and within national institutions including government bodies, civil society and the private sector is far more important today to achieve inclusive development for people with disability.
In order to move forward in our commitment to achieve an inclusive response to COVID-19 it is important to reimagine our partnership model to adapt to the new circumstances caused by the pandemic. New challenges require a new open and transparent dialogue and collective effort which includes sharing of best practices among countries and institutions to discover new effective solutions.
In this session our main theme is: “How can governments, international organizations, civil society organizations and the private sector work collectively to ensure mainstreaming of disability in all measures in response to COVID-19?”
The session will focus on the following areas:
Contribution to the High-Level Political Forum 2021: