The Stakeholder Group of Persons with Disabilities at the first day of the HLPF at the UN in New York

The Stakeholder Group of Persons with Disabilities for Sustainable Development (SD) is the focal point for UNDESA, ECOSOC and the GA for all UN Sustainable Development policies. The scope of the Stakeholder Group of Persons with Disabilities for SD responsibility covers the Rio+20 outcome (including the 2030 Agenda, Sustainable Development Goals, High-level Political Forum, Financing for Sustainable Development, at global and regional policy processes of the United Nations. In addition, Stakeholder Group of Persons with Disabilities for Sustainable Development aims to cooperate closely with other constituencies linked to other UN policy processes. The Stakeholder Group of Persons with Disabilities is a recognized other stakeholder group within the UN and as such part of the Major Groups and other Stakeholder Coordination Mechanism.FileRead the Terms of Reference for the Stakeholder Group of Persons with Disabilities (PDF iconPDF)

Current Internal Working Groups in relation to the High-level Political Forum include:

  • Working Group A: Drafting of the official submission on behalf of the SGPWD.
  • Working Group B: Drafting position papers on sub-themes in line with SDGs goals under review;
  • Working Group C: Planning and organizing side events
  • Working Group D: Organization of Bilateral Meetings
  • Working Group E: Accessibility at the HLPF
  • Working Group F: Communication
  • Working Group G: Voluntary National Reviews 

Information on the Stakeholder Group of Persons with Disabilities on the United Nations Sustainable Development web-site

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