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Rio+20 Outcome Document

Rio+20 Outcome Document includes disability
We are pleased to share the good news that disability has been included in the Rio+20 Outcome Document.
The Rio +20 Outcome Document, "The future we want", has five specific references to disability, namely:

1.       responsibilities of States to respect, protect and promote human rights and fundamental freedom for all (paragraph 9);
2.       participation and access to information and judicial and administrative proceedings for promotion of sustainable development (paragraph 43);
3.       affirming that green economy policies in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication should ...enhance the welfare of persons with disabilities (paragraph 58(k));
4.       commit to promote an integrated approach to planning and building sustainable cities and urban settlements, and commit to promote sustainable development policies that support inclusive housing and social services; a      safe and healthy living environment for all, particularly, disabled persons (paragraph 135)
5.       and finally, stress the need for ensuring equal access to education for persons with disabilities (paragraph 229).

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To read the specific references in the Outcome Document, click here
To read the complete text of the Rio+20 Outcome Document "The future we want", click here

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