Egypt Urges Int’l Community to List Disability in Development Agenda

Egypt has urged the international community to list the disability issue on the final communiqueacute of the third international conference on Financing for Development that will be held in July in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

On Friday 1262015, the eighth session of the UN Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities wrapped up its activities at the UN headquarters in New York.

The Egyptian delegation to the session was led by Secretary General of the National Council on Disability Affairs Heba Hagras.

Addressing the session, Hagras stressed that there is no real agenda for development after 2015 without meeting the needs of people with special needs.

She said that the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is the only human rights convention during the 21st century to address the basic rights of the handicapped.

She pointed out at the participation of disabled people in the political life in Egypt and in the drafting of the new constitution.

Source : Egypt State Information Service