Why. Because no-one should be left behind. 

How. By championing the rights of the most under-represented and marginalised persons with disabilities, of all ages, affected by any form of multiple discrimination, and notably women and girls with disabilities 

What commitments may look like. 

  • Targeted interventions such as ensuring legislation, policies and implementation strategies prevent and address violence against women and girls with disabilities – by institutions and individuals. 
  • You may also want to include some of the commitments listed above that champion the rights of women and girls with disabilities, but please do not enter these a second time if you have stated them above. 

Total commitments: 96

Why. So humanitarian action is full inclusive and accessible to persons with disabilities. 

How. By mainstreaming inclusion across all Disaster Risk Reduction and humanitarian sectors, and implementing our commitments in the Charter ‘Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Humanitarian Action’. 

What commitments may look like. 

  • Targeted interventions such as new inclusive humanitarian response funding announcements, new mandatory/recommended guidelines or guidance for implementing partners, new partnerships, capacity building initiatives etc. 
  • You may also want to include some of the commitments listed above and applied in humanitarian contexts, but please do not enter these a second time if you have stated them above. 

Total commitments: 82

Why. Because every girl and boy has the right to learn, from birth. 

How. By creating, supporting and implementing plans that advance inclusive quality education for all persons with disabilities. 

What commitments may look like. 

  • Additional resources and implementation – targeted investment and resources that implement inclusive education plans and enable all children with and without disabilities to access quality education and learn. 
  • Inclusive education sector plans (government only) - new or strengthened inclusive education sector plans, which coherently link budgets and resources to policy. 
  • Capacity building: teachers and staff – Community, Head Teacher, Teacher and Assistant training and capacity building to introduce, deliver and sustain school wide inclusive education and pedagogic practice. 
  • Endorse and support the Partnership for Inclusive Education Facility (donors only) - provide support or expertise to the new Partnership on Inclusive Education being launched at the Summit. 
  • Policy, standards and regulations – set inclusive education policy and support implementation with accompanying standards and regulations 

Total commitments: 107

Why. Opening up routes to economic empowerment will mean that persons with disabilities can access decent work and be financially independent. 

How. By creating more and better jobs, improving social protection, ensuring the necessary skills training, making workplaces accessible, and hiring people with disabilities. 

What commitments may look like. 

  • Inclusive environments in the workplace – enhancing equal opportunities for employment and addressing workplace culture and wider societal norms that stop people with disabilities being able to participate 
  • Amending legal frameworks - e.g. equal opportunities, non-discrimination, social protection laws etc. 
  • Access to financial services - e.g. establishment/amendment of financial services and products that are inclusive and equally accessible for people with disabilities 
  • Access to decent work - opening labour markets, formal and informal, business support services 
  • Inclusive social protection systems – social protection systems that actively reach persons with disabilities 
  • Skills development for decent work - including ensuring foundational skills are attained (numeracy and literacy) and vocation specific training, establishment of training schemes, job-matching 
  • Accessible transport and infrastructure 
  • Universal design - all aspects of building/products/environments consider persons with disability from the start (including all procurement) 
  • Reasonable accommodation in the workplace and training institutions - use of technology, accessible equipment/machinery

Total commitments: 98

Why. So persons with disabilities are able to fully participate and contribute to all aspects of society. 

How. By improving the availability and affordability of appropriate assistive technology. 

What commitments may look like. 

  • Policy and guidance – e.g. agree national standards/guidelines and/or local adaptation of WHO guidelines 
  • New programmes or services - new accessible programmes or services which improve the availability and affordability of appropriate assistive technology 
  • Additional resources - initiatives and investment to enable access to affordable assistive devices 
  • Join Global Partnership for Assistive Technology – join and/or contribute to the Global Partnership for Assistive Technology 

Total commitments: 82

Why. So we can better understand and address the scale, and nature, of the challenges faced by persons with disabilities. 

How. By gathering and using better data and evidence, using tested tools including the Washington Group Disability Question Sets. 

What commitments may look like. 

  • Commit resources to support strengthened disability data - generating or supporting others to generate disability disaggregated data in programmes, census, household surveys or administrative systems. 
  • Commit to use the Washington Group questions - committing to support use of Washington Group Disability Question Sets, introducing a spend marker on disability inclusion; 
  • Sign up to the Inclusive Data Charter - signing up to the new Inclusive Data Charter and committing to develop Inclusive Data Action Plan with strong actions on disability data; 
  • Adopt the voluntary OECD-DAC disability marker 

Total commitments: 102

Why. There are a broad number of ways in which we can commit to advancing the rights of persons with disabilities, and that your national or sectoral priorities might not be reflected by the themes of the Summit. You are welcome to make commitments which do not fall under one of the listed themes. 

What commitments may look like. Any other commitment which does not fall under one of the listed themes (e.g. improving and investing in accessible infrastructure, creating or advancing plans for inclusive healthcare systems, investing in new research on the experiences of persons with disabilities etc.) 

Total commitments: 61

Year: 2018

Why. So that all individuals are able to enjoy the same dignity and respect. 

How. By strengthening anti-discrimination laws, policies and strategies; enable the full participation and leadership of people with disabilities in all aspects of life; and shift the underlying harmful attitudes, behaviours and norms that limit us all. 

What commitments may look like. 

  • Policy, legislation and its implementation – new or strengthened CRPD-compliant legislation, policy and long-term action plans – and investment in the resources needed to implement them 
  • Representation and empowerment of persons with disabilities – investment in the full participation of people with disabilities including funding for representative organisations and networks 
  • Stereotypes, Attitudes and Behaviours – strategies to eliminate harmful attitudes and practices 

Total commitments: 122