Disabilities and rehabilitation

Meeting of Interagency Support Group

From 5-7 May 2010 the UN Interagency Support Group (IASG) for implementing the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities met in Washington, DC, USA. The IASG works to promote action and increase synergies among UN agencies in their work on the Convention. A recently adopted strategy and plan of action guide activities. The meeting reviewed the operating procedures for the group and the broad range of activities being implemented by agencies at country, regional and global levels. A key deliverable for 2010 is the Guidelines to strengthening UN country teams capacity to mainstream the rights of people with disabilities in the UNDAF/CCA processes. The group defined the process for the field review, finalization and dissemination of the Guidelines.

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