- July 5, 2017

The Global Action on Disability (GLAD) Steering Committee met in New York on 16 June 2017, following the Conference of States Parties (CoSP) to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).

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The International Disability Alliance (IDA) and Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) co-chaired the meeting, which reviewed progress since the GLAD Network Meeting in Berlin on 2-3 March 2017.

Recalling that GLAD has agreed to focus on disability-inclusive programing and advocacy on humanitarian action, education and social protection, the Steering Committee reviewed progress and membership of the three working groups established to lead GLAD engagement on these priority issues. There was also discussion on the measurement of equality through disability data and the OECD DAC marker. The Steering Committee also discussed the GLAD co-chairing arrangements, Membership, and future meetings of the Network.

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